Wondering if today's quake left its mark on your home? Check out these simple tips:
Look for stair stepped cracks at the foundation to your home. They will generally follow the mortar joints in your brick or block foundation. If you see that, further inspection is recommended. If you have concrete, look for cracks that start at the foundation line and progress up the wall at a 45 degree angle.
Inspect for large cracks in drywall and brick (greater than ¼”) running 45 degrees from openings such as doors and windows. Look specifically at large openings such as picture windows and garage doors.
Look or feel for sags in floors, ceilings and roof line.
If you smell gas, exit the home immediately and call 911.
Make sure the hot water heater is founded on concrete and not compromised from its original position.
You may want to consider strapping your hot water heater to the closest wall at your house. It is cheap and will save you a small fortune if we have another earthquake since it will prevent it from falling over and flooding your house.
When Milli Arawaka was promoted to EYA CFO a year ago, no one expected that in a year, she would need to transition her team to work 100 percent remotely in response to a global pandemic. Not only would the transition require efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of her team, but as EYA joined together to create a COVID-19 Response Team, Milli was quick to participate.
Like most people who are balancing work and family, EYA President McLean Quinn’s COVID-19 experience can be split into two buckets: personal and professional. He said, “The balancing act of childcare and professional obligations has been a significant challenge.” With two young kids at home and a company to lead, McLean said, “My wife and I have struggled to fit 16 hours of work and 14 hours of childcare into our days.” To make things easier, McLean and his wife have decided to split their days in half. “The solution has worked well, though juggling afternoon calls with naptime, snack time, and playtime has led to some amusing moments.”
We’re excited to introduce EYA’s newest neighborhood coming soon to Reston, Virginia: The Townhomes at Reston Station, will open for sales in Spring 2020. Just steps to the Metro's new Wiehle-Reston East Station, dining and retail, and many outdoor amenities, these new modern townhomes offer the only opportunity for private, in-home elevators in Reston and are ideally situated at the crossroads of where you want to be and where you need to go.