How to Level a Concrete Foundation

Are the walls of your home cracked? Do you have doors that would not close or bulging floors? These can be signs of serious issues in your home foundation. With time, the [...]

Why Should You Go For Soft Story Seismic Retrofitting

On 17 January 1994, an earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck Los Angeles. This quake came to be known as the Northridge Earthquake and it brought attention to structural issues [...]

Seismic Ordinance and Soft Story Retrofit Program

Los Angeles has passed an ordinance to ensure soft story retrofit of weak buildings. The ordinance 183893 is meant to ensure safety at times of natural calamities like [...]

Beware: Brick Chimneys Can Kill You

If you look at the stats, there have been several incidents in the past 50 years that saw brick chimneys collapse, even if the house wasn’t harmed at all. To explain more [...]

How Earthquakes Affect Buildings

The commonness of seismic activity reports coming out these days is enough to make one think the planet is generally prone to disasters. This may or may not be true, but it [...]

Landlords And Tenants To Share Retrofitting Cost In LA

Putting an end to more than a year long debate to begin implementing mandatory seismic laws in the nation, Los Angeles City Council ruled out recently that proprietors and [...]

The Need Of Earthquake Retrofitting In LA

Recent studies say that California has entered a period of seismic activity and it has become an ‘earthquake zone’. About four earthquakes of magnitude 7 have hit [...]

The Importance Of Seismic Retrofitting

Foundation Repair Los Angeles
Earthquakes can be horrible. They don’t discriminate when it comes to buildings; even a structure without significant problems can sustain plenty of damage from a [...]

An Overview Of Soft-Story Seismic Retrofitting

Earthquakes are bad for buildings, including the ones that survive them. Especially so for soft-story buildings, of which there are several located around the country. When [...]

New Rule Makes It Compulsory For LA Residents To Retrofit Their Houses

Is your apartment vulnerable to collapse in the event of an earthquake?  It is a fear that haunts many people these days, especially with the news of horrific seismic [...]