One Stop Retrofit performs one main type of inspection: Destructive Exploration.
Method: Destructive exploration: Remove sections of the exterior finish as needed to expose the framing for the visual inspection. This process will cost $2950/elevated exterior element location. This will include the cost of walk-through, demo, engineer report, etc.
This is for an inspection only and includes the price of the destructive exploration but does not include the cost of repairs for the construction work. All work to be performed with a building permit.
Cost will be determined on a per case basis. Please call us to schedule a free inspection at 310-349-3223
Tier 4 – Balcony is failing (needs shoring and immediate repairs. The owner will have limited amount of time to perform repairs cited in engineer reports).
If repairs are not done in a timely matter, potential daily penalties may be assessed by the governing official
If your balcony, deck, porch, stairway, walkway or entry structure has a walking surface that is elevated over 6 feet above the ground level or is designed for occupancy or use, then you must complete an inspection.
Approximately 20%-50% of each element will be inspected by non-destructive exploration first. Percentage and location of each element inspection will be determined by the engineer. If there are signs of rot or damage to the framing, exterior cover may need to be removed and have the exposed framing inspected.
Once inspection is completed, the engineer will issue a report addressing the conditions of all inspected elements and specify what repairs (if any) needs to be performed.
Typical places of water intrusions is sheet metal opening around the deck perimeter, connection of the railing system to the balcony, at the corner/connection of the exterior wall and the balcony floor, or if the waterproofing elements are damaged.
Cost of inspection will be determined by number of elements needed to be inspected and whether the inspection is non destructive method or destructive exploration method of exploration
SB-721 (apartment balcony bill)
Balconies are a popular feature of many residential and commercial buildings, offering a relaxing outdoor space for residents and visitors to enjoy. However, over time, balconies can deteriorate and become a safety hazard if not properly maintained and inspected. That’s why it’s important to have regular balcony inspections and certifications, conducted by a licensed and certified professional.
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When it comes to balcony inspection and certification, it’s essential to work with a licensed and certified professional who has the knowledge, experience, and expertise to properly assess and repair any issues. A qualified professional will be able to conduct a thorough inspection, identify any potential safety hazards, and make necessary repairs to ensure that your balcony is safe and up to code.