It’s been a rough few weeks for the residents of Las Animas County. First a massive waste water spill by the EPA, then a small, but noticeable, 4.2 earthquake shook the county. So far, although little visible damage was reported, homeowners should get their homes inspected to make sure no damage went undetected.
Colorado is no stranger to earthquakes, though most go unnoticed. At least, they go unnoticed by the people. Buildings and structures feel every shake, rattle and roll. Some building types are more vulnerable to earthquake damage than others.
- Apartments over garages – The garage may not be able to support the above structure when the earth starts to move.
- Older homes – the lack of bracing on the exterior walls surrounding the crawl space to the foundation can make older homes more vulnerable to earthquake damage.
- Multi-Unit Buildings – if the bottom floors are open spaces to allow for parking or an open lobby, much like the apartment over the garage, these types of multi-unit buildings can sway and collapse sending a ripple effect of damage up to the residential units on the top floors.
- Concrete structures – if a concrete structure does not have the correct rebar to make the concrete flexible, these structures can become extremely dangerous if a quake pushes the concrete past its breaking point.
Earthquake repairs and reconstruction in Colorado
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