The annual Rose Bowl football game held on New Year’s Day is Pasadena’s one claim to fame. Besides, it is home to the widely respected academic institution California Institute of Technology (CalTech).
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The City of Pasadena
The Pasadena landscape has featured in a number of movies and TV shows. Famous films shot in Pasadena include Inception, Iron Man 2, and the Tom Cruise starrer Knight and Day. Popular crime drama CSI Miami (though supposed to be set in Miami) is filmed constantly at various Pasadena locations and homes. The house of ‘Doc” Brown in Back to the Future and the home in Mr. and Mrs. Smith are actual houses in Pasadena.
Your Pasadena home can also become famous if you choose to rent it out as a film location. Besides the rent paid by the studio, your property value increases and your house acquires a place for itself in Hollywood history.
But in order to do this, you have to first make sure your house is strong and stable. Given Pasadena’s vulnerability to constant earthquakes, no studio will want to take the risk of filming at your properly if it has not been suitably earthquake proofed.
The Earthquake Risk in Pasadena
The studios have a point. As per the USGS data, there is greater than 97% probability of an above 5.0 magnitude earthquake occurring within 31 miles of Pasadena in next 50 years. An incredibly destructive 7.3 magnitude earthquake occurred in 1992 within 100 miles of the city. The chances of a 6.6 magnitude earthquake within 31 miles of Pasadena are also quite high at 69.9%. Not taking suitable earthquake precautions for your home, increases the chances of damage to your home and filming equipment within.
Earthquake Retrofitting and Foundation Repairs in Pasadena
Earthquake retrofitting is the process of structural reinforcement to reduce the damaging effects of the sideways earthquake motions. Such motions, on a continuous basis, cause sliding failure or cripple wall failure of your home making it more vulnerable to earthquake damage. CXC Contracting offers earthquake retrofit solutions that securely bolt your home to the foundation and keep it stable during an earthquake.
But this is not much help if the foundation is damaged. Foundation damage can occur due to the continuous low intensity jots or due to soil changes or water seepage. CXC Contracting foundation repair addresses all foundation problems and makes your home stand on strong ground literally.
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.