Tick-Tock! Only 6 Months Left to Meet California’s Balcony Law Deadline!

Jul 9, 2024

Advance Flooring Products (AFP) urges property managers and homeowners associations to comply with SB-326 and SB-721 by January 1, 2025. AFP offers comprehensive inspection services to ensure safety and regulatory compliance. Contact AFP for expert guidance and timely inspections. Visit www.afpfloors.com for more information.

Benicia, CA - July 2, 2024 - The deadline for compliance with SB-326 and SB-721, California's Balcony Laws, is rapidly approaching. With only six months remaining until January 1, 2025, it is crucial for property managers and homeowners associations to take immediate action to ensure properties meet the new safety regulations for exterior elevated elements (EEEs) such as balconies, decks, and stairways.

Understanding the Laws

SB-326 requires condominium associations to conduct visual inspections of EEEs and load-bearing components by a licensed structural engineer or architect. The first inspection must be completed by January 1, 2025, with subsequent inspections every nine years. SB-721 mandates similar inspections for landlords of buildings with three or more multifamily dwelling units, with follow-up inspections every six years.

Why Compliance is Critical

The enforcement of these laws aims to prevent tragedies like the Berkeley balcony collapse by addressing structural failures due to issues such as dry rot. Ensuring compliance enhances safety, protects property values, and reduces liability risks.

AFP’s Comprehensive Inspection Services

With over 20 years of structural engineering experience, AFP offers a full suite of services to help comply with SB-326 and SB-721:

Detailed Inspections: Licensed engineers and architects conduct thorough visual inspections and provide comprehensive reports.

Repair Recommendations: Immediate and routine repairs are identified to ensure properties meet all safety standards.

Post-Inspection Services: Contractor partners are available to perform necessary repairs, ensuring prompt resolution of any issues.

Choosing AFP Ensures

Expertise: Extensive experience guarantees high-quality inspections and reliable recommendations.

Compliance: Up-to-date with the latest regulations to ensure properties meet all legal requirements.

Peace of Mind: Services help avoid costly emergency repairs and legal complications, providing long-term safety and security.

Action Required for Property Managers and Homeowners Associations

It is imperative for property managers and homeowners associations to schedule inspections and complete any required repairs before the January 1, 2025, deadline. AFP is ready to assist every step of the way, offering expert guidance and top-notch service to ensure compliance.

Contact Advance Flooring Products Today

Secure compliance and safeguard properties with AFP’s trusted inspection services. Schedule inspections now to meet California’s balcony law requirements.

About Advance Flooring Products

Advance Flooring Products is a premier provider of specialty coatings, decking systems, and handrails, dedicated to enhancing safety and durability in the construction industry. With a focus on quality and compliance, AFP supports property managers and homeowners associations in meeting stringent safety standards and building healthier homes.


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Phone: 707-742-5360

Website: https://www.afpfloors.com/sb-326-sb-721-inspections

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