Why Do You Need a SB326 Engineer?

Why Do You Need a SB326 Engineer?

As a property manager, you have a lot on your plate. You want to ensure your residents are fully enjoying your property and its amenities, have access to needed services, and get any concerns addressed promptly. But shouldn’t this also include their safety? After all, SB326 was passed after a tragic accident that claimed six innocent lives at an apartment complex that could be much like yours. You’ll have to stay in compliance with this new law too, just like the rest of California.

So why do you need an SB326 engineer? What service can they provide to help you stay in compliance with SB326? Read on to learn everything you need to know.

Damage Endangers Your Residents

SB326 was enacted after 6 fatal casualties occurred due to the collapse of a balcony at a Berkeley apartment complex. This triggered a multi-million dollar settlement and costly repairs, besides the emotional toll on the community and relatives of the victims.  cost XX in repairs, and ultimately lost the confidence of current and prospective residents.

This unfortunate incident was a crucial motivator to ensuring something like this never occurs again. The solution was SB326 and SB721 for the safety of apartments and condos consisting of multi-family units.

There are two common types of damage to balconies: dry rot and termites. An experienced SB326 engineer will be able to determine this and other types of damage and recommend a corrective course of action.

SB326 Takes Effect at the End of 2024

This gives you only a few years to find a qualified SB326 engineer. But how do you find the time when you’re already juggling multiple responsibilities for current and prospective residents? The key is not to delay any further.

Bringing in an SB326 engineer today will keep you on track to meet the approaching deadline. With a detailed report, you can know exactly which contractors to hire to fix the damage to all affected units, which will be the most time-consuming step. Taking the first step by consulting an SB326 engineer will set you on the right path to meet this deadline and get back to serving your residents with the care and concern they deserve.

Our Services

At SoCal Structural, our SB326 engineers are fully licensed and certified to provide expert service. Our process is simple and starts with a free consultation. Here’s what you can expect:

  1. Set up a free consultation: We’ll talk with you to understand your property needs and any concerns.
  2. We’ll provide a thorough inspection: We’ll enter each unit of your property and inspect for different types of damage.
  3. We’ll inform you of any discoveries: If we discover any type of damage such as dry rot or termite damage, we’ll inform you right away.
  4. We’ll send you a detailed report: You’ll receive a thorough report of our findings afterward so you know exactly what you need to do to make your property a safe, compliant place to live.

Hire a Qualified SB326 Engineer Today

We care about your residents’ well-being as much as you do, which is why we make their safety our priority—after all, we or our loved ones may be your current or future residents someday. Don’t hesitate to call SoCal Structural to set up an appointment with our SB326 engineers. We’ll provide prompt, thorough service that won’t interrupt your busy day. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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