In light of recent events in Japan, Chile, and other parts of the world, devastating earthquakes causing unprecedented devastation, we here at California Foundation Works have been keeping those affected in our hearts and sending them our love and support. It has caused us to think about what we do, and to be grateful for the opportunity to make peoples homes safer.
In California, we are about 50 years overdue for “a big one.” This means that there is a balance to the earth releasing tension. Every 100 years or so, aside from the usual smaller quakes and tremors, every major fault line must release tension in order to maintain the stability deep under the earth. Our major fault, the San Andreas Fault has not had a major quake in over 150 years. One hundred and fifty years! All we can say it that it is better to be prepared in advance, than to try and pick up the pieces after.
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Since the devastation in Japan, we have had a spiked increase in business. This shows us that people are acknowledging that there is a real threat, that this threat is close to home and that this threat will affect many of our lives and homes. This also shows us that people are only waking up and realizing that they need to think about solutions after the disaster has already happened. We have a special opportunity NOW to take precautions, before any unfortunate damage occurs. By bolting, bracing, installing new pier systems and drainage systems you can protect your home today from impending danger. It is your responsibility as a home owner to make sure your home is safe and that you took all the necessary steps to minimize the damage in case an earthquake will strike.
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Call us as soon as possible. We will come to your home, perform a free* foundation inspection and provide you with full detailed report of our findings and our recommendation for solutions. We will work with you, within your budget, within your time frame and comfortability.
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Looking forward to speaking with you soon to set up an appointment for your house bolting needs and start making your home a safer place!