Gardena in Los Angeles County is a city with numerous parks and nurseries that contribute to its ‘green’ character. Originally the Laguna Dominguez slough and channel watered this brown, arid landscape, creating an oasis of green, leading to name Gardena.
Zip Codes: 90247-90249 Area Codes: 310/424 Population: 58829 County: Los Angeles State: California
The City of Gardena
Gardena owes its popularity in films due to the erstwhile Ascot Park Speedway that was featured in several movies like Roar of the Crowd, Jalopy and the Elvis film Spinout. The Marine Greenline station at Gardena was seen in the movie Heat. An episode of the TV show CHiPs was also shot here.
Gardena has a very strong Japanese presence and the Japanese-Pacific Islanders constitute 27% of the population. The city is widely known for its authentic Japanese food, though all cuisines are available in Gardena.
Gardena is home to renowned Jazz saxophonist Art Pepper. And the city hosts the annual Gardena Jazz Festival every August.
Earthquakes Facts in Gardena
Being a part of California that is along the San Andreas Fault line, Gardena is subject to frequent earthquakes. The largest earthquake that the city experienced within a 100 mile distance was in 1994 and measured 6.7 in magnitude. As per the USGS database, the chances of a major earthquake above magnitude 5.5 occurring within 30 miles of Gardena in the next 50 years are over 80%. And for earthquakes measuring above 5.0 in magnitude, the probability increases to greater than 95%. Moving out from Gardena is neither the right option nor a practical decision. The practical solution to address the problem is earthquake proofing your Gardena home.
The inevitable damage to property and family due to earthquakes can be minimized significantly by earthquake retrofitting. CXC Contracting provides professional retrofitting services including house bolting, foundation batting and cripple wall bracing to prevent displacement from the concrete foundation and reduce the structural damage. Retrofitting is a very cost effective option as compared to repairs post an earthquake.
Home Foundation Repairs
The geological location of California (and hence Gardena) make it vulnerable to earthquakes almost on a daily basis. Though these earthquakes of low magnitude are not felt, they can and do impact the foundation of your home, producing cracks and other damages. Resting on a shaky foundation, your home becomes even more vulnerable to serious damage during the occurrence of a large earthquake. CXC minimizes the chances of significant damage to your home by offering professional home foundation repair services including foundation replacement, leveling and crack repair services.
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- Reuben Z.
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