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Foundation Repair & Techniques Blog
Landslides don’t typically receive as much coverage as other natural disasters. But in terms of fatalities and property damage, the devastating effects can be just as bad:
- Annual property damage from landslides is estimated to be between $2 billion and $4 billion
- When adjusted for inflation, the cleanup efforts following a 1984 landslide in Thistle, Utah cost nearly $400 million (in 2010 dollars)
- As many as 50 people are killed annually – with many more suffering from serious injuries
Melting ice caps are a pretty undeniable sign that the climate is changing. But you don’t have to travel to distant regions of the world to witness the effects of global warming.
At 1:51 p.m. EDT on August 23, 2011 — two years ago today — a rare earthquake shook the East Coast, rattling buildings from Canada to Georgia. The 5.8 magnitude quake was mild as earthquakes go, but it shed light on geotechnical engineering here in the Southeast. The two-year anniversary seems like a fitting occasion to launch the Foundation Repair Services blog.