When you live in an area like Los Angeles, seismic activity is a part of life. While you have probably felt some minor tremors along the way over the course of your life here, you know now not to be caught off guard when they happen. Even though you may be prepared for the event of an earthquake, large or small, you may not know if your home is capable of handling such an event. Things can get even scarier for you, even with a minor earthquake, if you find it has substantially damaged the foundation or structure of your home. If you are unsure about the ability of your home to survive seismic activity, you may want to consider the help we can provide for you at Los Angeles Retrofit and Construction.
When to Have Concerns
If you are not sure if your home is protected properly, there are a few things you want to consider. First, consider the age of your home. If your home was built before 1979, when regulations regarding new construction were changed, your house might not have been built to withstand seismic activity. You also want to consider if your house is built with a wood frame. Wood frames can be more vulnerable to shifts and activity. Finally, consider if your home is on a raised foundation or not. If you have a basement or a crawlspace under your home, your home is on a raised foundation. This foundation can make your home at risk during an earthquake.
What We Can Do
At Los Angeles Retrofit and Construction, we can help you retrofit your home, so it is protected from sliding off the foundation in the event of an earthquake. We can provide you with the safeguards necessary to help secure your foundation properly. When you call us, we can come out to evaluate your home to let you know if you are in need of any retrofitting procedures. We can advise you as to the best ways to proceed and do the work for you so that your home is braced safely.
Talk to Us for Assistance
Your first step towards protecting your home is to contact us at Los Angeles Retrofit and Construction. You can learn more about the services we offer by visiting our website at www.losangelesrandc.com. You can then give us a call at 213-238-8473 to schedule a consultation so one of our experts can come to you and see what needs to be done to protect your home.