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May 2019 – California’s New Balcony Inspection Law

By Shari Fykes, Client Manager via AAGLA

On June 16, 2015, six people died, and seven others were injured in a tragic residential balcony collapse in Berkeley, California. Structural analysis revealed that the wood framing of the balcony was severely weakened by dry rot from rainwater penetration due to improper sealing of the balcony to the building. In response, California enacted Bill 721 (“The Balcony Bill” or SB 721”) on September 17, 2018… READ MORE