Homeowners Should Ensure their Foundation is Ready for Next Major Earthquake

LOS ANGELES: Julian Construction (http://www.julianconstruction.com/), a professional foundation repair and retrofitting company in Southern California, is urging homeowners to get a free foundation inspection to ensure their home is prepared for the next earthquake. Julian?s staff are experts in earthquake retrofitting, also called house bolting, a process designed to ensure safety in the event of an earthquake.

Julian De La Torre founded foundation contractor company Julian Construction in 2001, though his experience in the field dates to prior to the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. The company is dedicated to preventing earthquake damage by securing a home to its foundation, among its other services.

Julian stated ?Getting a free foundation inspection is an important first step in making sure your home is protected against the next earthquake. Earthquake retrofitting is sometimes needed. This is the process of attaching a house to its concrete foundation using foundation plates and anchor bolts. California is ?earthquake country? and we who live here should be aware that the up-and-down and side-to-side motion of an earthquake can shake an unbolted house off its foundation.?

He continued: ?Julian Construction Inc. specializes in foundation bolting and the bracing of cripple walls (short stud walls between the floor and foundation of some houses) by using structural-grade plywood which, if needed, provides greater resistance to earthquakes. These steps, along with properly tying the floor system down with approved framing anchors, will make yours a safer home.?

One customer had the following to say regarding their experience with Julian Construction: ?Julian Construction is the only company you should call to retrofit your house. Not only did they do a great job, but they made us feel like we could trust them to make our house safer for the next earthquake.?

Julian De La Torre has been retrofitting buildings since the early 1990s and has personally worked on over 6,600 homes in Southern California. He formed Julian Construction in 2001 with the goal of making safer homes, apartments and commercial properties throughout the region. Julian?s partner Shawn Kyles has inspected over 15,000 structures, working with both engineering firms and local departments of building and safety, and is an expert in foundation repair and house bolting.

Julian Construction owns its own company and is built on a ?no middlemen? model ? no salesmen, no subcontractors. When you work with Julian Construction you get the principals of the company and workers of Julian Construction under your home.? The result is the highest quality work at affordable prices. They can be contacted by phone at 323 733-3377, by fax at 323 733-4477 or via their website: http://www.julianconstruction.com.

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