Balconies can suffer from various types of damage, including:
Structural damage: This can include cracks in the balcony floor, railings, or support beams. It can also result from overloading the balcony with heavy furniture or planters, or from prolonged exposure to wind, rain, or sun.
Moisture damage: Balconies that are not properly sealed or that have inadequate ventilation can experience moisture damage, including mold and mildew growth, rot, and deterioration of the balcony surface.
Water damage: Leaks from balcony doors or windows, or from planters with inadequate drainage, can result in water damage to the balcony and to the interior of the building.
Aesthetic damage: Balconies can also suffer from aesthetic damage, such as fading or discoloration of the surface due to sun exposure, or damage from wind, rain, or other weather conditions.
Wear and tear: Over time, balconies can suffer from normal wear and tear, including cracks, chips, and scratches on the surface, or looseness in the railings or support beams.
Regular maintenance and inspection of balconies can help to prevent or minimize these types of damage, ensuring the longevity and safety of the balcony for years to come. It is recommended to consult with a professional contractor for a thorough balcony inspection, especially if you notice any signs of damage or if it has been a long time since the last inspection.
In order to comply with California SB326 and SB721, it is very important that homeowners hire a balcony inspector to ensure their balconies and exterior elevated elements are safe for human use. Here at EEE Advisor we provide homeowners with a free evaluation before sending our proposal. Make sure to check us out and he can not only help you comply with California Balcony Laws SB326 and SB721, but we can ensure your tenants are safe for balcony usage.
EEEadvisor is an active member of AOA and our services include a FREE estimate for visual inspection, FREE consultation, and a FREE proposal from industry leaders in waterproofing and structural repairs. We offer fixed prices with no hidden fees and our experts are always available to answer any questions you may have.