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Archive for October, 2011

Earthquakes and a Strong Foundation

Did anyone feel the two small earthquakes that hit the Bay Area last night? What about the two larger ones one Thursday? It got us to thinking here at Ashbury about how important a strong foundation is when one lives in the Bay Area.

When the 4.0 magnitude quake struck at 2:41pm on Thursday, October 20, we had a crew working on a project we’re finishing up in Laurel Heights. A neighbor came running out of their house wondering if our crew had felt the quake.  All around the City, co-workers and friends were calling and discussing their experience with the quake – no one in our 20 member crew felt a thing… A few months back we reinforced the foundation of the home.

Ashbury’s extensive background in commercial projects has led us to use the most cost effective methods for your foundation and garage upgrades. We have invested heavily into owning the equipment necessary to use the most labor efficient process to perform foundation work. Using shotcrete, typically found in commercial applications, allows for greater PSI strength in concrete walls and cuts the time and costs associated with pouring into concrete forms. Ashbury completes foundation and garage work with stronger walls and a cleaner finish, while saving you time and money.

For more information regarding the use of shotcrete, you can visit the American Shotcrete Association’s FAQ page.

   

Construction of foundation upgrades

For more information about other services Ashbury offers, please look at our Construction Services page.