True to its slogan ‘Welcome to Friendly El Monte,’ El Monte is a friendly city with convenient amenities for both visitors and long time residents, It is a commercial and industrial hub in Los Angeles County and home to a fairly large population. The city has a proud history of association with rock and roll music and is considered the birthplace of TV variety shows. The Los Angeles based TV show Hometown Jamboree was produced at the American Legion Stadium at El Monte. El Monte has been home to celebrities such as famous horse racing jockey Wille Shoemaker, author James Elroy, singer-guitarist Mary Ford and baseball player Fred Lyn to name just a few.
El Monte Facts
Zip Codes: 91731-91735 Area Codes: 626 Population: 126743 (as of 2011) County: Los Angeles State: California
The City of El Monte
El Monte is immortalized in American history by being referred to as ‘the end of the Santa Fe Trail’. El Monte is located only 12 miles east of downtown Los Angeles and is well connected to Los Angeles, Hollywood on the west and Riverside and Palm Springs on the east. Hence El Monte is a popular and convenient city in Los Angeles County. However, like other cities in the area, El Monte too is vulnerable to frequent earthquakes and powerful aftershocks.
As per USGS data, the probability of an earthquake of magnitude 7.0 occurring within a radius of 50 kilometers of El Monte is 51%. This magnitude can be quite destructive and damaging. Besides, the chances of El Monte experiencing an earthquake of magnitude 5.5 is higher than 90%. Given such high probabilities, it is necessary to always be prepared for the possibility of the earthquake by suitably ‘earthquake proofing’ the houses in El Monte to minimize damages and contain financial losses.
CXC contracting strongly recommends earthquake retrofitting in all El Monte homes. This process bolts together the building’s understructure and prevents displacement from concrete foundation during earthquakes. Even when the earthquakes are not very strong, constant exposure to mild to moderate after shocks can cause such displacement.
It is necessary to remember that such aftershocks lead to continuous ground shaking which can considerably weaken and even damage the house’s foundation. This leaves the structure all the more vulnerable to the next bout of after shocks (and earthquake). CXC Contracting offers foundation repair services that address the foundation cracks and also repair the broken foundation making your home more resistant to earthquake damage.
Will and his company did an outstanding job retrofitting my 6 apartment buildings. I had several other companies bid this project but was won over by his knowledge and honesty. He listened to what i was concerned about, assured me he would he take care of everything and did everything he said he was going to do…and then some. I highly recommend him.
- Vlad R.
I want to thank Will and Isaias for assisting me on a special project I needed done at my house. Isaias came early and did exactly what I needed and asked for and for a reasonable price.I can’t thank you guys enough.
- Jessica D.
Will is honest and ethical which is a lot more than can be said about a lot of people in his business. All in all, just a pleasure to do business with.
- Reuben Z.
Excellent Project Manager and crew. Very professional and knowledgeable. They even did a little extra work at no charge that was not part of the contract! You will be making an excellent choice if you hire this contractor for your earthquake foundation repair.