Julian Construction, Inc., (http://www.julianconstruction.com), a foundation repair and construction company in Los Angeles, is letting California residents know about government grants that may be available to them to help them retrofit their homes to safeguard against earthquake damage.

A 6.0 earthquake struck Napa, California on August 24th, 2014. The quake left one dead and $700 million in total damages in its wake. Other earthquakes in California have caused billions of dollars in damages. With an estimated mere 17 percent of Californians having earthquake insurance, the financial and personal effects of an earthquake can be devastating.

Starting on January 20th, 2016, homeowners in certain areas of Southern and Northern California can register for a promotional program called the Brace and Bolt program to qualify for up to $3,000 to retrofit their homes. Once they are approved for the program, a homeowner can search the Contractor Directory to find a contractor to perform their home retrofit.

Homes that qualify for the program typically have the following characteristics;

  • Wood-framed construction built before 1979.
  • Built on a level or low slope.
  • Constructed with a 4-foot (or less) cripple wall under the first floor OR
  • Constructed with a cripple wall between 4 feet and 7 feet (requires an engineered solution).
  • Have a raised foundation.
  • Be within one of the 150 zip codes in the program.

Homeowners in the following areas of Southern California are eligible for registration for the Brace and Bolt program California: Los Angeles, Pasadena, South Pasadena, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, and San Bernadino. Certain parts of Northern California are also eligible for registration. For a full list visit https://www.earthquakebracebolt.com/

Julian De La Torre, founder and owner of Julian Construction, stated: “You shouldn’t have to worry about whether your home will be safe in the event of an earthquake. You should rest easy, knowing your home rests on a structurally sound foundation. We can inspect your home to find out what steps are needed to get it there. We offer free foundation inspections, and for those with a higher cripple wall, we can review plans or obtain the engineering necessary for your project.”

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, www.julianconstruction.com. You can see tips and advice about home foundations on their blog, at http://julianconstruction.com/blog/ or http://losangelesfoundationrepair.us/