The October 15 Great California Shakeout Earthquake Drill a Great Success

Julian Construction Gives a Shout Out for the Shakeout and Its Organizing Force, The Earthquake Country Alliance.

Los Angeles, CA, October 25, 2009 --( Founder of Julian Construction (, Julian De La Torre, applauds the Great California Shakeout – the largest earthquake drill in US history. “More than 6.8 million people participated in the first statewide earthquake preparedness drill – that’s spectacular.” De La Torre said. “You really have to stand in awe of what the Earthquake Country Alliance has done in California, a state where it can often be a problem getting three people doing the same thing at the same time.”

For Julian Construction, every day is an earthquake preparedness day. Inspection of home foundations for their capacity to withstand earthquakes is one of primary parts of their business. “For all the success we had this year, it goes without saying that there are a lot more people in California than 6.8 million. So we are looking for even greater participation next year – Oct 21, 2010 is the next Great California Shakeout drill.” Julian said.

But there is no need for homeowners and renters to wait a year to prepare. Julian Construction recommends two websites that provide information on do-it-yourself preparedness inspections - Emergency Survival Program’s ‘Is Your Place Safe’ ( and Earthquake Country Alliance’s Dare to Prepare website

Julian Construction offers free home foundation inspections for those who need or want their years of expertise. “Getting your home foundation inspected is the best thing you can do to ensure your home will be as ready as possible for the next earthquake. We also provide 0% financing for those who need to finance their any needed repair or retrofit.” Julian noted.

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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