The most populous city in California, Los Angeles (LA) is an important economic centre for the US. Home to the American film industry, Hollywood, LA, is called the ‘entertainment capital of the world.’ Entertainment is a flourishing business in LA and several prominent celebrities own a home here.
Los Angeles Facts
Zip Codes: 90001-90068, 90070-90084, 90086-90089, 90091, 90093-90097, 90099, 90101-90103, 90174, 90185, 90189, 90291-90293, 91040-91043, 91303-91308, 91342-91349, 91352-91353, 91356-91357, 91364-91367, 91401-91499, 91601-91609 Area Codes: 213, 310/424, 323, 661, 747/818 Population: 3,792,621 County: Los Angeles State: California
The City of Los Angeles
The bustling city of LA, known for its landmarks such as the Hollywood sign, the Kodak Theatre and Capitol Records Building amongst others attracts many domestic and international tourists. Several high profile studios are based in the city. And it has served as location for innumerable films and TV shows. Overall, life in LA is beyond ‘good,’ moving towards ‘great.’
The city’s economy may be solid and unshakable, but its location on earth is not. Situated on the Pacific Ring of Fire, LA is exposed to significant geological instability. It is estimated that this instability causes approximately 10,000 earthquakes annually, making LA particularly vulnerable to earthquakes.
The USGS database states that there is a greater than 97% chance of an above 5.0 magnitude earthquake occurring within 31 miles of LA in the next few years. Normally the chances diminish as the magnitude increases. But in case of LA, geologists are confirming that the probability of a fairly destructive 6.7 magnitude earthquake is higher than 50%.
Earthquake Proofing Homes in Los Angeles
Given the properly prices in LA, you cannot afford not to suitably protect your home from earthquakes. Earthquake retrofitting and foundation repairs make your home stronger and more resistant to the damaging effects of earthquakes. In fact taking this precaution is a more cost effective option as compared to post-earthquake repairs.
LA has many historical homes and you may own one. But older homes usually are not earthquake retrofitted or bolted securely to the foundation. CXC Contracting offers free consultation and review of your home to suggest the most appropriate earthquake proofing solutions for you. These include home bolting and cripple wall reinforcement, which make sure that the sideways movement during the earthquake does not cause your home to slide off its foundation.
Our foundation repair solutionsinclude building foundation, replacement, building sister foundations, repairing foundation cracks and even soft story reinforcement.
At CXC Contracting, we know that your home is more than a place to stay. It is a treasure hove of memories and we help you protect those memories from the devastating effects of an earthquake.
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.
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- 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.