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Strengthen Your Commercial Property Now

Strengthen Your Commercial Property Now

Seismic retrofitting is the process of modifying existing properties (residential and commercial) to ensure that they are better able to withstand the rocking, rolling and shaking or even soil failure due to powerful seismic activity.  Earthquakes put a great deal of stress on structures.  Not only are buildings impacted by the earth’s movement; bridges, dams, […]

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Buying or Selling Earthquake-safe Commercial Buildings

Buying or Selling Earthquake-safe Commercial Buildings

If you are looking to sell a commercial property or to secure a commercial loan to buy a property, there are several different ways that you can increase your chance of success.  One of the best ways to complete either mission in California is to make sure that the property is safe and not vulnerable […]

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L. A. Requires Seismic Retrofitting for Vulnerable Buildings

L. A. Requires Seismic Retrofitting for Vulnerable Buildings

Most Los Angeles residents and commercial property owners are very well aware of the fact that the city and surrounding areas are vulnerable to a powerful earthquake.  Last month, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to pass the most rigorous seismic regulations in the country.  Approximately 15,000 commercial properties will be required to complete […]

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The Great American ShakeOut 2015

The Great American ShakeOut 2015

ShakeOut 2015 is coming up on October 15th at 10:15am.  This is an annual event that is scheduled across the country to practice earthquake preparedness and safety.  Practice drills can be held anywhere – at work, at schools, at home.  It doesn’t matter where you are at that moment.  California is considered to be “earthquake […]

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Earthquakes and Wastewater Disposal

Earthquakes and Wastewater Disposal

There have been a number of studies in recent years, by both the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and various environmental groups, looking to determine the impact of fracking on the environment across the United States.  To date, it seems that the many studies show that the disposal of wastewater from fracking has a definite […]

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Do You Have An Earthquake Preparedness Plan?

Do You Have An Earthquake Preparedness Plan?

Seismic activity, typically known as tremors, earthquakes or temblors, is a naturally occurring geological event that can happen at any time. This activity/ground movement is triggered by a slip along a fault line.  Over time, stress develops within the Earth’s crust and ultimately needs to be released.  The stress release occurs as rocks abruptly slip; when that […]

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Is Los Angeles Ready for “THE BIG ONE”?

Is Los Angeles Ready for “THE BIG ONE”?

The research has been done and the verdict is out:  more than one thousand older concrete buildings in metropolitan Los Angeles are vulnerable to major destruction and fifty or more will be completely destroyed during a powerful earthquake.  History has shown us what can happen and it is time to strengthen the city’s buildings before […]

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Maintain Building Safety Codes with a Seismic Retrofit

Maintain Building Safety Codes with a Seismic Retrofit

Did you know that Los Angeles and southern California have experienced six earthquakes in the last 24 hours, 34 earthquakes in the last week, 166 earthquakes in the past month and 2423 quakes in the past year?  Most of these quakes registered a magnitude of 4.5 or below, and many of the tremors were not […]

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Affordable Earthquake Insurance Is Possible

Affordable Earthquake Insurance Is Possible

If you are a Los Angeles property owner, the powerful seismic activity occurring around the world may have you concerned about the next “BIG ONE” on the West Coast.  Scientists have predicted that a devastating earthquake (magnitude 8 or 9) could happen at any point within the next  twenty to fifty years.  The more recent […]

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Predicting “THE BIG ONE” – Is It Possible?

Predicting “THE BIG ONE” – Is It Possible?

There are a number of countries around the world that have well established organizations that are devoted to predicting, or forecasting, seismic activity.  Unfortunately, the U. S. is not leading the charge, probably because some scientists think that predicting earthquake activity is completely impossible.  There are a number of scientists and authorities, however, who are predicting that a “BIG […]

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