As a leading construction and design company in Los Angeles County with over 20 years of experience, we at Balcony1 understand the significance of prioritizing tenant safety and minimizing legal risks for Property Owners and HOA Associations of multifamily properties. With the introduction of Senate bills SB326 and SB721 in California, it has become crucial to ensure compliance with periodic inspections and repairs of balconies, decks, and other exterior elements. In this success story, we share how our team played a vital role in conducting Exterior Elevated Elements (EEE) inspections for a multifamily property in Studio City, Los Angeles, complying with SB721 requirements.
The Challenge: Ensuring Compliance with SB721 for a Multifamily Property in Studio City
The property owners of a multifamily building located at 4225 Mary Ellen Ave, Studio City, approached us to conduct EEE inspections as mandated by SB721. This Senate Bill requires the inspection of exterior elements like balconies, stairways, landings, decks and walkways every six years to ensure their structural integrity, safety, and proper maintenance. Failure to comply can result in significant legal consequences and potential accidents affecting tenants. Our task was to perform thorough inspections of the building's balconies and walkways while utilizing advanced technology and inspection methods. The client also expected us to provide detailed reports and guidance on any necessary repairs or maintenance.
Our Approach: Employing Advanced Technology and Expertise for Comprehensive Inspections
At Balcony1, our team of experts is well-versed in the requirements of SB721 and has extensive experience in conducting EEE inspections. For this project, we employed a combination of visual inspections and state-of-the-art technology to ensure a comprehensive assessment of the property's exterior elements.
- Borescope: A borescope allowed us to inspect hidden areas within the structure, providing an in-depth understanding of the condition of the building's balconies and walkways.
- Moisture Meter: We used a moisture meter to detect any potential water damage or leaks that could compromise the integrity of the exterior elements.
- Infrared Thermal Imager: This advanced device enabled us to identify temperature variations within the structure, indicating potential issues with insulation or water intrusion.
- Industrial Endoscope Camera: With an endoscope camera, we were able to visually inspect hard-to-reach areas within the structure, ensuring no detail was overlooked.
Visual Inspections: Ensuring Thorough Assessment and Compliance
In addition to utilizing cutting-edge technology, our team conducted visual inspections of all balconies and walkways at the Studio City property. This hands-on approach allowed us to identify any potential safety hazards or maintenance concerns that may have been missed during the initial technological inspections. Throughout this process, we maintained open communication with the property owners and provided them with detailed reports on our findings. This transparency ensured they were fully informed about the condition of their property's exterior elements and any necessary steps for compliance with SB721.
Successful Outcome: A Safe and Compliant Property
Upon completion of our comprehensive EEE inspections, we were pleased to report that the property's balconies and walkways showed no signs of damage or safety concerns. The combination of our expert visual inspections and advanced technological methods allowed us to confidently assure the property owners that their building was in compliance with SB721 requirements. As a result, the property owners were able to minimize legal risks while maximizing tenant safety. They also gained valuable insights into maintaining their building's exterior elements for years to come, ensuring ongoing compliance and a safe living environment for their tenants.
Trust Balcony1 for Your Exterior Elevated Elements Inspections in Los Angeles
At Balcony1, we pride ourselves on providing top-of-the-line construction and design services in Los Angeles County. With our extensive experience and commitment to customer satisfaction, we are the ideal partner for multifamily properties seeking to comply with California's SB326 and SB721 legislation. If you're a Property Owner or HOA Association looking for thorough Exterior Elevated Elements inspections and repairs in Los Angeles, trust Balcony1 to deliver exceptional results. Give us a call at +1 323-225-2669 to discuss your needs and ensure your property remains safe and compliant.