What comes to mind when contemplating geological disasters? The two at the forefront of most peoples’ minds would be volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. Although these types of disasters affect vast regions near and far across the planet, we have yet to see a global pandemic that affects all regions simultaneously as we are experiencing now. […]
What does it mean for Californians if a big earthquake hit during the covid-19 shelter in place order?
It is a common theme across the globe. The coronavirus is changing our day-to-day lives. The impact of the pandemic affects different industries in different ways. Earthquake experts are considering the potential for the big one during the Covid-19 outbreak and shelter-in-place order. What does this mean for Californians or other earthquake-prone regions? Well, for […]
Preparing for an earthquake is vital for regions that have a history of seismic activity. A seismic retrofit can ensure the safest environment possible, especially for buildings that were built prior to 1998. Here are important points to raise your awareness on earthquake preparedness. Why Seismic Retrofitting Matters The main purpose of seismic retrofitting is […]
Structural inspections are key safety measures, both to fix damage after an earthquake, and to prevent possible damage from future seismic activity. However, many property owners don’t know what to expect from the initial inspection. When do you need a structural inspection, and how can you prepare for the visit? There are three primary reasons […]
Earthquake retrofitting contractors strive to keep your building safe and secure during seismic events. If you own a commercial building, such as a hotel, a restaurant, or an office building, picking the right contractor for your seismic retrofit is a very important decision — but it can be difficult to know where to start. Here […]
Earthquakes are one of the most common natural occurrences — and yet most standard property insurance doesn’t cover it. This leads business owners to purchase separate earthquake insurance, especially in areas with significant seismic activity. While earthquakes are more prevalent in California, don’t be fooled into thinking they don’t happen in other parts of the country. […]
Earthquakes happen when tectonic plates shift. This shifting results in seismic waves which can violently shake buildings from side to side and vertically with enormous force. If the building is not strong enough, it may end up having severe damage and in some cases collapsing when a catastrophic earthquake strikes. Many commercial structures remain at risk […]