Without regular inspections and maintenance, balconies are prone to a variety of structural problems and wood decay due to dry rot, termites, long term and regular exposure to moisture, and lack of drying mechanisms. When left unchecked, the balconies can become high risk and result in a disaster. California Senate Bills 326 & 721 (sb326, sb721) were developed as a response after a deadly collapse of a balcony in Berkeley, California in June 2015- 6 students died and 7 were injured.
SB 721- For apartment buildings, legislation requires any multi-family with three or more (3+) dwelling units to complete an inspection of all Exterior Elevated Elements (EEE) by January 1, 2025, and every 6 years thereafter.
SB326- For Condominium HOA’S, legislation requires an inspection of all Exterior Elevated Elements (EEE) to be completed by January 1, 2025, and every 9 years thereafter.
In response to the tragic deck collapse in Berkeley in 2015, the California State Senate passed Bill 721, which requires inspection of all exterior elevated elements (EEE) of apartment communities prior to January 1, 2025, and every six years thereafter. This legislation is intended to prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future.
In response to the tragic deck collapse in Berkeley in 2015, the California State Legislature passed Senate Bill 326. This bill requires inspection of all Exterior Elevated Elements (EEE) of common interest communities prior to January 1, 2025 and every nine years thereafter.
The Balcony1 inspection program can help you comply with California Senate Bills 721 and 326 (SB721 and SB326). We offer a complete package of services including repair design, repair inspections, and even annual inspections to extend the serviceable life of every element.
If initial inspections identify conditions that affect the structural integrity of Exterior Elevated Elements, Balcon1 can assist in the repair of the affected element(s). Our services include architectural and structural design of repairs, permit application, bid preparation and management.
If you have not yet installed ventilation for your building’s closed-soffit Exterior Elevated Elements (EEEs), doing so will extend the life of those elements. Balcony1 offers two ventilation options, and vents can often be installed immediately following the inspection of EEEs.
The inspection will assess the current condition of the exterior elevated elements and provide a report detailing the estimated cost of repairs.
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