Get a SB 721 & SB 326 inspections today! Your deck & balconies may need to get secured
Updated: Oct 12
Laws and codes are constantly changing and now Californians are facing another code that needs to be updated to their homes. On this blog post today we will talk all about what that means for our clients. Let's begin.
Southern California is known for its beautiful and historic buildings but what happens when we have these beautiful homes with elevated decks or balconies?
Well on September 17, 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 721 – “The Balcony Inspection Bill.” The bill arises in response to the tragic deaths of six UC Berkeley students in 2015 at a downtown apartment complex due to the collapse of a balcony. Owners of multi-family apartment buildings with three or more units have until January 1, 2025, to complete the first inspection. This law took effect pre-pandemic, January 1, 2019.
The Balcony Inspection Law requires an inspection of “exterior elevated elements” within all multi-family residential buildings in California that contain three (3) or more dwelling units.
How to know if this affects your home or buildings? This balcony law requires home or building owners to contact a licensed architect, civil or structural, or building contractor with one of two license options B General or C5 Framing who can conduct an inspection. Once they have the opportunity to review the structures integrity they can provide you with solutions to their findings. Perhaps no work will be needed or perhaps you will require to add some structural safety measures. Either way when you contact a qualified team like Sinai Construction you can rest assure you will be in good hands.
We have years of experience in structural repair and we are qualified with a B General contractors license. We will be able to conduct a Foundation Health Check also known as inspection, providing you with the best solutions. We recommend for customers to do the research and to get the best team for you. However, Sinai Construction stands out as the most experienced structural repair contractor in Los Angeles. Contact us at (323)655.0960 and we will answer all of your questions.