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Old 02-27-2008, 09:04 AM   #1
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Please, Very important to me! Hi all!!! I am new here, and glad to be here. My father was a contractor. I learned many things from him. RIP.... But I still want to learn more, and more. I think it's in the blood. LOL . I have a very important question.... I am living out of state now, in a nine story building. Now the thing is, this building is prefabricated built. We had two earth quakes here about a week and a half ago. One was 4.0 and the other 5.3. I live on the 9th floor. It was VERY scarey. Ok, never mind that's not the piont. The walls and ceilings are all cracked were they are put together (like lego.). We were told that there will be a stronger quake were buildings will fall. This is a old building. Do you think it will keep standing, if there will be a stronger quake?
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:53 AM   #2
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There is no way anyone can answer that long distance, sight-unseen.
The building should be closely inspected by a licensed contractor or engineer to assess the recent damage, and prospective damage from a stronger quake.
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There is no way anyone can answer that long distance, sight-unseen.
The building should be closely inspected by a licensed contractor or engineer to assess the recent damage, and prospective damage from a stronger quake.
Good Luck!
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Thank you Mike anyways. I hope it will be ok......
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:42 PM   #4
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If the 9 story building is prefab, how old could it be?
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Old 02-27-2008, 03:16 PM   #5
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Hopefully the building was put up with some earthquake construction measures. Even, if it was, there is no way for us, to really determine the structural integrity of your building.

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If the 9 story building is prefab, how old could it be?
The building is more than 15 years old....
And there were a couple of quakes befor this one too.
When seeing all the cracks it scares me to think what could be....
I just hope for the best.
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