SB326 + SB721 Balcony Specialists
Serving all of California
For over 30 years owner Shane Timothy Bitts has been a top leader in the state of California in Balcony Waterproofing, safety and design
California Balcony Inspections has created a 50 point inspection format that is second to none. Every balcony’s inspection process must go through this software to be deemed California Balcony Inspection Certified (SB 326 & 721)
Why Is Balcony Inspection Needed?
State law now requires multi family association & apartment buildings to have an inspection on all exterior elevated elements such as balconies, catwalks, walkways, landings, staircases, decks, railings and etc
All Inspections must include Associated waterproofing systems, load bearing components that extend past exterior walls and are over 6 feet from ground level
How Can we Help?
We will do inpections on your balconies which will compliant with SB 326 & 721 state laws. Our inspection will determine whether the exterior elevated elements are in a generally safe condition and performing in accordance with applicable standards
Our Inspection Services Include
All estimates are FREE. We identify all EEE’s which fall under state law and provide a detailed estimate for a visuals inspection, that is SB 326 & 721 complaint.
We provide FREE consultations that include attending board meeting to discuss association needs, concerns and strategies for not only the inspection but also for future balcony performances and cost effective ways to prolong the life of your balcony.
After the visual inspections, CBI will propose a strategy moving forward. We offer free proposals from industry leaders in waterproofing and any structural repairs that need to be done.
Upon acceptance of visual inspection CBI will personally reach out to the appropriate home owners to schedule and accommodate the inspection.
All CBI inspections are legal documented SB 326 and SB 721 certified and stamped by a licensed architect or structural engineer. Inspection are carried out with state of the art software specifically designed for California Balcony Inspections.
If a balcony is deemed to need destructive testing, we will first scope the under side and utilize all our equipment to detect damage, If damage is detected, we offer removal of waterproofing system and plywood removal.
Call us today to schedule a free consultation
THERE ARE FOUR LEVELS OF INSPECTION OUTCOMES
LEVEL 1 - VISUAL INSPECTION
Extensive 50 point visual inspection. Balcony visually meets local building codes and no sign of Waterproofing failure exist.
LEVEL-2 - DAMAGE HAS BEEN DISCOVERED AND FURTHER INSPECTION IS REQUIRED
We first use non-destructive methods by use of barometers, infrared devices and moisture meters.
LEVEL 3 - DESTRUCTIVE EXPLORATION
Remove sections of the exterior finish as needed to expose the framing to determine if structural repairs are required.
LEVEL 4 - BALCONY IS FAILING
Needs shoring and immediate repair. The local building department must be notified
within 15 days
DONT WAIT UNTIL 2025 TO GET COMPLIANT
THE FIRST INSPECTION MUST BE COMPLETED NO LATER THAN JANUARY 1, 2025
INSPECTION VENTS ARE INSTALLED AND AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.
Balcony Inspection Specialist
HOA ASSOCIATION SPECIALIST
EEE (EXTERIOR ELEVATED ELEMENTS) INSPECTIONS