CA SB-721 Mandatory Deck & Balcony Inspections & Repairs Contractor
The CA SB721 Apartment Deck and Balcony Compliance Bill Deadline is Quickly Approaching, Stay Compliant. Contact Us to Schedule Your Inspection.
– What We Do –
At Orange County Construction, we understand the importance of complying with the new SB721 balcony and stair inspection mandate in the state of California. We offer comprehensive inspections and reports for these essential safety measures. But we don’t stop there. We also specialize in all the work and repairs needed for apartment balconies.
Our team of experts is dedicated to ensuring the safety and functionality of exterior elevated elements (EEEs) such as decks, balconies, stairways, and walkways. These elements are designed for human occupancy or use and rely on wood or wood-based products for stability and durability.
With the approaching deadline for SB721 compliance, it’s crucial to stay proactive. Our inspections prioritize the seamless integration of EEEs, guaranteeing their safety and functionality for our valued clients. We thoroughly evaluate the current condition of these elements, project their future performance and service life, make recommendations for further inspection if necessary, and identify any required repairs or replacements.
Our inspection reports provide detailed information on the condition of your exterior elevated elements, ensuring you have a clear understanding of their safety and maintenance requirements. We also outline the necessary actions to be taken based on the findings of the report. If immediate repairs or preventive measures are needed to ensure the safety of occupants, we provide recommendations and guide you through the process.
As a responsible building owner, it is your duty to adhere to SB721 regulations. Trust Orange County Construction to provide the expert care needed to uphold these necessary standards. We prioritize ongoing maintenance and the well-being of your property, ensuring a secure environment for all.
Don’t wait until the deadline is upon you. Contact us today to schedule your SB721 inspection and ensure compliance. Let Orange County Construction be your trusted partner in balcony repairs, stair repairs, inspections, and reports. We are your go-to general building contractor in Orange County.
Exterior Elevated Elements That Are 72″ Or Less Above Grade Are Exempt
SB721 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
What are some “Exterior Elevated Elements (EEE)” examples?
Exterior Elevated Elements” are the essential components that extend beyond the exterior walls of a building, providing structural support through decks, balconies, stairways, walkways, and their railings. These elements feature a walking surface elevated more than six feet above the ground level and are specifically designed for human occupancy or use. They rely on wood or wood-based products, along with their associated waterproofing system, to ensure stability and durability. At Orange County Construction, we prioritize the seamless integration of these elements, guaranteeing their safety and functionality for our valued clients.
What EEEs are inspected under SB 721?
Introducing the latest updates for Exterior Elevated Elements (EEEs). Stay informed about the revised regulations that now encompass EEEs featuring a walking surface raised more than six feet above ground level, specifically designed for human occupancy or use, and supported by wood or wood-based materials.
Who is affected by this law? And what exactly needs to be inspected?
Owners of multi-unit apartment buildings in Orange County must adhere to safety regulations by hiring a licensed professional to inspect exterior elevated elements such as decks and stairways located more than six feet above adjacent grade. At Orange County Construction, we understand the importance of ensuring the safety of these structures and offer our expert services to help meet the required standards. Trust us for thorough and reliable safety inspections that prioritize the well-being of your residents and the integrity of your property.
What is the purpose of SB 721 inspection?
At Orange County Construction, our aim is to conduct thorough inspections that prioritize the safety and well-being of the public and occupants. We evaluate exterior elevated elements and their associated waterproofing components to ensure they are in a generally safe condition, functioning properly, and free from any hazardous issues caused by fungus, deterioration, decay, or improper alteration. Rest assured that our inspections prioritize the protection of life, limb, health, property, and the overall welfare of all involved.
How many exterior elevated elements must be inspected per SB 721, and how frequently?
A sample of at least 15 percent of each type of exterior elevated element shall undergo inspection, as mandated by Orange County Construction. The inspection deadline is set for January 1, 2025, and will subsequently reoccur every six years thereafter. Trust us to ensure the thorough examination of your exterior elevated elements.
When is it necessary to take action or conduct an inspection?
The safety inspection mandated by Orange County Construction should be diligently carried out before January 1, 2025, and subsequently renewed every six years by January 1.
What is covered by the inspection?
1. The current condition of the exterior elevated elements.
2. Expectations of future performance and projected service life.
3. Recommendations of any further inspection necessary.
4. Required work required for repairs or replacement.
What are the actions taken as a result of the SB 721 Inspection report?
1. The report recommends immediate repairs, advises that any building assembly poses an immediate threat to the safety of the occupants, or that preventing occupant access or emergency repairs, including shoring, are necessary.
2. The report recommends corrective work to an exterior elevated element that does not pose an immediate threat to the safety of the occupants.
What if an immediate threat to safety is discovered during the inspection?
1. An exterior elevated element that the inspector advises poses an immediate threat to the safety of the occupants, or finds preventing occupant access or emergency repairs, including shoring, or both, are necessary, shall be considered an emergency condition and the owner of the building shall perform required preventive measures immediately. Immediately preventing occupant access to the exterior elevated element until emergency repairs can be completed constitutes compliance.
2. The owner of the building requiring corrective work to an exterior elevated element that, in the opinion of the inspector, does not pose an immediate threat to the safety of the occupants, shall apply for a permit and correct the condition within 30 days of notice.
Who is responsible for adhering to SB 721?
The responsibility for ensuring the safe and functional condition of exterior elevated elements, in compliance with EEE inspection law, lies with the building owner. At Orange County Construction, we understand the importance of ongoing maintenance and prioritize the well-being of your property. Trust us to provide the expert care needed to uphold the necessary standards and regulations, ensuring a secure environment for all.
Is destructive testing required?
If the inspector at Orange County Construction notices signs that unintended water or water vapor has infiltrated the waterproofing system, potentially jeopardizing the integrity of the load-bearing components, they may opt to carry out an additional inspection at their own discretion. This decision is made based on their professional expertise, determining the necessity, scope, and extent of any further investigation required.
ORANGE COUNTY CONSTRUCTION
1179 N. Red Gum
Anaheim, CA. 92806
Rancho Santa Margarita
Orange County, CA