Seismic Retrofitting

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge - October 17, 1989

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge – October 17, 1989

Growing up in Central California, I have experienced my fair share of earthquakes, but from a distance.  Forever etched in my memory is the 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake of October 17, 1989. Most of you down here in Southern California probably remember it most by the images of the Bay Bridge collapsing on itself.

Here in Southern California I hear of the Whittier quake in the ’80s and the Northridge quake in the ’90s.  On Easter of this year, I got a wake up call of the 7.2-magnitude type.  Granted, I was okay, but it brought back memories of 1989.  On June 14 we got another reminder:  5.7.  I thought to myself, am I prepared? The answer is no.

Not in the form of fear-mongering, but as a reminder, I thought I should take this opportunity to mention that among our variety of project types, Riggins Construction & Management also performs seismic retrofitting for your building.

The recent passage of Proposition 13 on the June 8, 2010, ballot is a great incentive to make these types of improvements:

According to BallotPedia:

“California Proposition 13, the Seismic Retrofitting Amendment, was on the June 8, 2010 ballot in California as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was overwhelmingly approved. Proposition 13 prohibits tax assessors from re-evaluating new construction for property tax purposes when the point of the new construction is to seismically retrofit an existing building.”

Why not call our office today to see how Riggins Construction & Management, Inc. can help you keep your building safe during the event of an earthquake?

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