Julian Construction Aiming To Raise Awareness Of Earthquake Readiness And Safety

LOS ANGELES, CA: Julian Construction, (http://www.julianconstruction.com/), a foundation construction and repair company in Southern California, recently released a statement regarding the retrofitting of homes and its effect on the safety of a home’s foundation in the event of an earthquake. The statement was issued by professional building inspector, Shawn Kyles, who has inspected over 15,000 structures in his career.

Mr. Kyles stated “Retrofitting is the modification of a structure by adding new components to make the building stronger. Statistics show time and again that during seismic activity, houses that have been retrofitted will have less damage than a home that hasn’t been reinforced. This was the case in the Long Beach earthquake of 1933, which resulted in the structural failure of brick buildings without reinforced masonry walls, including many school buildings in the area. Buildings with reinforced concrete had very little, if any, structural issues.”

Kyles recommends several methods of retrofitting a house, and suggests that a homeowner get an inspection from a foundation repair contractor to determine the best process in retrofitting one’s home.

The founder of the company, Julian De La Torre, stated “Retrofitting is very, very important. It is a preventive measure a homeowner can take to help them be prepared for an earthquake. Southern California is very prone to earthquakes. If you can be ready in case of any emergency like that then you can rest assured that your home is safe.”

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, www.julianconstruction.com. You can see tips and advice about home foundations on their blog, at http://julianconstruction.typepad.com.