California Associations

URC specializes in SB 326 balcony inspections, and can perform the work to get them up to code in the state. With licensed inspectors and Project Managers on our team, we are the best choice for your communities inspection.

Don't Delay the Inevitable. Get Your Balcony Inspection Scheduled Today

-Why You need it

Senate Bill SB326 Balcony Inspection

SB 326 is a new Law and it is important. For existing HOAs the first inspections must be completed by January 1st, 2025, and completed again, once every nine years, thereafter.

New HOAs for which a building permit application was submitted after January 1, 2020, must have the inspections completed within 6 years of the issuance of the certificate of occupancy and once every nine years thereafter.

– What to know

Requirements for SB 326

Who can perform SB-326 inspections?

The inspector must be either a licensed structural Engineer or Architect. URC has experienced Inspectors on our team.

How much of the community needs inspecting?

The bill requires inspecting a “random sample” of 95% of the community EEEs . URC inspects 100% of your communities EEEs to ensure all concerns are discovered.

Do all communities require these inspections?

Associations with 3 or more units with “Exterior Elevated Elements” will require an inspection– This includes balconies, decks, stairways, walkways and railings that are supported by wood or wood-based products and are more than six feet above the ground.

When is the inspection deadline?

The first inspection must be completed by the end of 2024 and must be completed every 9 years. The written report must be stamped by the inspector.

What is the inspection looking for?

The inspections are to confirm the community is in “generally safe condition” and “performing in accordance with applicable standards.” If the inspector sees signs that the waterproofing system has been compromised, or that there is risk of damage to the load bearing components of the building, they are to use best judgment to recommend further inspections. If there are any threats to safety of residents, the inspector must notify the association immediately and governmental inspection agencies within 15 days of issuing their report. The association must act immediately to prevent access to dangerous areas and take other appropriate preventive measures necessary to protect the safety of the residents.

What if our community has damage or unsafe conditions?

It is not uncommon for Associations to discover damage after their inspection. URC is the one of the few inspection companies that will provide scope of work for your communities repairs.

  • We provide a full summary of the conditions rather than a sample size. 
  • If repair or maintenance is needed, we provide a scope of work and a cost estimate during the same site visit. 
  • Other reports are simply “pass or fail” per the state requirements leaving the HOA without a path forward. If repair is required, we provide the community with a budgeted phase approach to get their community back on track.

–Why it matters

Don't Risk a Balcony Collapse

URC provides balcony inspections to ensure the safety of your loved ones and property. By law, SB 326 requires all California condominiums to have balcony inspections completed by the end of 2024 and every 9 years thereafter. As a property owner, it is important that you not only comply with the law, but also protect your investment.

 Contact us today to schedule your inspection and peace of mind.

Here's What's Better About Our SB 326 Inspections and Reports

We handle resident notifications and appointments. 

We handle resident notifications and appointments. 

Other reports are simply “pass or fail” per the state requirements leaving the HOA without a path forward.

Our report outline repairs in order of severity so your community can prioritize their budget.

If maintenance is needed, we provide a scope of work and a cost estimate during the same site visit.