SB326 Inspection Process

Our SB326 Inspection Process

This is the SB326 Inspection process we follow at SoCal Structural for our SB326 Inspections & Reports: Conduct the initial visual inspection by: Observing conditions on siteTaking photosUsing moisture metersUsing infrared instrument 2. Create field sketch of balcony layout. 3. Write down results of visual inspection on field sketch while on site. 4. Compile data …

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Dry rot vs termite damage

Dry Rot vs Termite Damage

During a recent inspection of a unit on your property, you may have discovered something all property managers fear: damage. It could be rotting wood, peeling paint, or loose boards. But distinguishing the specific type of damage is crucial to knowing how to solve the problem. Is it from moisture? Insects? Follow this overview of …

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Need an SB326 Engineer

How to Know If You Need an SB326 Engineer

If you’re an experienced property manager, you’re savvy with all the legal requirements to keep your association in proper compliance while serving your residents with excellent service. You’ve probably heard of the new SB326/SB721 laws that were passed in 2019 and take effect at the end of 2024. You’re probably also aware that only a …

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How to Find an SB326 Engineer

How to Find an SB326 Engineer

When it comes to your property, you want only the best一the best pest control services to keep your property pest-free, the best landscaper to keep your property attractive, and the best maintenance staff to address any damage and keep your pool sparkling clean. This also applies to engineers who will help you stay in compliance …

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SB326 Report

What Should Be in an SB326 Report?

So you’ve hired an SB326 engineer—congratulations! You’ve taken the first step toward complying with California state law SB326, ensuring the safety of elevated structures on properties containing three or more multi-family units. But after your SB326 engineer has made their inspection, you will need them to submit a report following all of the requirements. So …

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SB326 & SB721 inspections

What does statistically significant sample size mean for SB326 & SB721 inspections?

The HOA and/or property manager may hire our firm to inspect only the minimum designated number of exterior elevated elements that satisfy the statistically significant sample definition in Civil Code Section 5551. For Example, for 50 exterior elevated elements (balconies), 45 would satisfy the statistically significant sample definition. For Example, for 25 exterior elevated elements, …

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SB326 & S721

Our SB326 & S721 Scope of Services

Our SB326 & S721 Scope (Structural Engineering) of services includes the following services Task #1: Inspect exterior elevated elements to meet the above provisions and comply with SB326 & Civil Code Section 5551. The exterior elevated elements will be selected by our inspector in conjunction with the HOA and property manager for notifying tenants in advance.For …

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Why Do You Need a SB326 Engineer

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 …

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