The Time to Prepare for Earthquakes is Before It Starts to Shake

Julian Construction Urges Homeowners to Ensure Their Houses Are Properly Secured to Their Foundations

Los Angeles, CA, October 04, 2009 --( Founder of Julian Construction (, Julian De La Torre, has repaired or constructed more than 6.600 foundations in California and has seen the full range of foundation problems that can exist in homes. “Here in earthquake country one of the more dangerous conditions can exist at the intersection of the house and its foundation. The up-and-down and side-to-side motions of an earthquake can shake an improperly secured house off its foundation.” Julian De La Torre says. “Earthquake retrofitting is the process of attaching a house to its concrete foundation using foundation plates and anchor bolts. It is one of our areas of expertise.”

With the Great California Shakeout earthquake preparedness drill approaching on October 15, homeowners can get a head start by having their foundations checked. The Great California Shakeout is the first statewide earthquake preparedness drill and follows last year’s Great Southern California Shakeout, a great success.

“We are happy to inspect anyone’s foundations and let them know what is needed. We also provide 0% financing for those who need to finance any needed repair or retrofit.” Julian said.

Julian De La Torre has been doing earthquake retrofitting since the early 1990s and has personally worked on over 6,600 homes in Southern California. With this unmatched experience in the substructure areas of a home, Julian formed Julian Construction in 2001 with the goal of making safer homes, apartments and commercial properties throughout Southern California. His partner Shawn Kyles has inspected over 15,000 structures, working with both engineering firms and local departments of building and safety, and is an expert in foundation repair and house bolting. Julian Construction owns its own company and is built on a “no middlemen” model - no salesmen, no subcontractors. When you work with Julian Construction you get the principals of the company and workers of Julian Construction under your home. The result is the highest quality work at affordable prices. They can be contacted by phone at 323 733-3377, by fax at 323 733-4477 or via their website,

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