Rocha Construction's Guarantee
Rocha Construction has a “satisfaction guarantee” policy
for all the work we do.
If you are not completely happy with your home improvement project, please let us know. We will bend over backwards to correct any problem. All you have to do is let us know.
Sometimes people are reluctant to communicate that they are not
completely satisfied with a job. Maybe the problem is “too small to mention.” Or maybe the problem doesn’t show up right away. You may not be aware of it until weeks or months after
the job has been completed. By then you may feel it is “too late” to bring it up.
No matter how small or how much time has passed, please give us a call and talk to us about any problems on any job that we have done for you. We will gladly come by and see what can be done to bring your project up to your original expectation.
The most valuable asset of any business is its customers - but only if they are satisfied customers.
We value you and want you to feel good about the product you received from Rocha Construction.
In these hard economic times, we are all trying to get the most out of any money we spend. We want to make sure that you feel we have given you excellent value for what you spent on a job done by our company. We can’t do that unless you tell us exactly what you expect and where we possibly fell short of your expectation.
Feel free to call Gilbert Rocha to discuss any problems you have - 310-484-4256.
Remember - Your Satisfaction is Our Goal!
Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint, which can be harmful to adults and children.
To protect against this risk, on April 22, 2008, the EPA issued a
rule requiring the use of lead-safe practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning.
Under the rule, beginning in April 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.
A lead-safe certified contractor is trained to analyze the surface of house built prior to 1978 and determine if there is lead in the paint used on that house. He is trained in the correct and safe procedures for removing lead-based paint or any other materials that contain lead. He knows how to seal off the area where work will be performed so that dust containing lead will not spread to other parts of the house or get into the air being breathed by people or pets. He is qualified to train his workers in these procedures.
Gilbert Rocha attended a lead-safe certification class 3 years ago and Rocha Construction is a lead-safe certified company.
If you have any questions or concerns about lead in your home, give Rocha Construction a call at
Rocha Construction - Lead-Safe Renovation, Repairs and Painting
Contractors Must Be Lead-Safe Certified!
A seismic retrofit is the process of strengthening older buildings in order to make them earthquake resistant.
The motion of an earthquake is either a horizontal, back and forth motion or a vertical, rise and fall motion.
Unless the structure is right on top of the epicenter of the earthquake, these motions are only about an inch or two each way.
This motion gets transmitted from the moving ground to any object sitting on that ground.
A house is built on concrete foundations and footings.
The mudsill, a wood foundation member (usually a pressure treated 2x4 or 2x6), is resting on the foundation, and other framing members are attached to it. The walls of the house are built upward from the mudsill.
In newer homes, the mudsill is bolted to the foundation.
In older homes, built before the construction codes became stricter, the mudsill was not bolted to the foundation. It is just sitting on it.
In the event of an earthquake, the mudsill can be literally shaken off the concrete foundation and, just like a tower of children’s blocks, the whole structure comes tumbling down.
The other problem with older homes is that the main beams lying under the house and which support the floors, are resting on short, wooden beams which are, in turn, resting on concrete supports called “piers”.
When these homes were built, it was not required that these beams be bolted to their supports. Earthquake motion can easily shake these beams off their supports and the house collapses inward.
When Rocha Construction does a seismic retrofit, we are bolting the mudsills and the main beams under the house to their supporting members so that earthquake motion will not shake the house off its foundations.
If you own an older home, let us give you a free estimate for a seismic retrofit.
Call Gilbert Rocha, Rocha
Construction, at 310-484-4256.