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23 January

Balcony Inspection and Repair Project Scope of Work

2023-01-26T18:27:41-08:00

Here at Weinstein Construction, we are always hard at work putting together helpful information for our clients, and especially the specific details of each project’s scope of work.  As such, we thought it would be helpful for owners of multi-unit residential apartment buildings, as well as for a home owner’s association of a condo building, to learn more about what a typical scope of [...]

Balcony Inspection and Repair Project Scope of Work2023-01-26T18:27:41-08:00
15 January

How Much Does A Balcony Inspection or Balcony Repair Cost?

2023-01-15T20:02:03-08:00

If you are the owner of a Los Angeles multi-unit residential apartment building, or the home association of a condo building, you are probably familiar by now with California Senate Bills 326 and 721, otherwise known as the “Balcony Inspection Laws”.  These two new laws require mandatory safety inspections and repair of damaged balconies, decks, stairs, catwalks, and other “Exterior Elevated Elements” (also called “EEE”). [...]

How Much Does A Balcony Inspection or Balcony Repair Cost?2023-01-15T20:02:03-08:00
3 December

Complying with California’s Balcony Inspection Law UPDATE.

2022-12-07T07:57:54-08:00

If you are the owner of a multi-unit residential apartment building, then there is a pretty good chance that you have already heard about the new California Senate Bill 721, otherwise known as the “California Balcony Inspection Law”! Much in the same way that the City of Los Angeles today requires earthquake retrofitting for “Soft Story” buildings that are vulnerable to earthquake damage, the new [...]

Complying with California’s Balcony Inspection Law UPDATE.2022-12-07T07:57:54-08:00
22 November

EBB Program – Safeguard your home from a devastating earthquake!

2022-11-23T23:39:21-08:00

Everyone who lives in Los Angeles knows that the city typically experiences a huge earthquake every 100 years. We are today, long overdue for the next Big One! According to the U.S. Geological Survey*, Los Angeles has a 60% chance of experiencing a large earthquake in the next 30 years! The degree to which a large quake can be catastrophic must not be understated. [...]

EBB Program – Safeguard your home from a devastating earthquake!2022-11-23T23:39:21-08:00
26 August

Do you think “The Big one” is an earthquake? Find out why it’s not. (Part 2)

2022-08-25T20:35:53-07:00

What is this blog about? As we discussed last week, at Weinstein Construction, we monitor closely all data sources for interesting news about issues that affect homeowners and their families.  About 10 days ago, we came across some scientific predictions which made us very concerned:  a natural disaster that can happen in California on a scale that is “larger than any in world history” [...]

Do you think “The Big one” is an earthquake? Find out why it’s not. (Part 2)2022-08-25T20:35:53-07:00
17 August

Do you think “The Big one” is an earthquake? Find out why it’s not. (Part 1)

2022-08-19T08:36:44-07:00

What did we see that alarmed us? Here at Weinstein Construction, we monitor continuously all news sources for relevant scientific and construction industry-related intelligence.  We do this so that we can bring you, our clients, the most up-to-date advice on how to protect your homes and families. Over the past few days, we have come across some scientific predictions which make us very concerned [...]

Do you think “The Big one” is an earthquake? Find out why it’s not. (Part 1)2022-08-19T08:36:44-07:00
22 July

Choosing The Best Contractor For Your Next Construction Job (Part 2)

2022-07-18T10:05:53-07:00

How To Choose the right contractor for your next construction job Part 2 Last week’s choosing the right contractor blog explained how undertaking a construction project on your home or commercial property can be a stressful and unpleasant experience, if you choose the wrong contractor for the job!   If you end up hiring the wrong construction company, your project can suffer delays or be seriously [...]

Choosing The Best Contractor For Your Next Construction Job (Part 2)2022-07-18T10:05:53-07:00
16 July

Choosing The Best Contractor For Your Next Construction Job (Part 1)

2022-07-18T10:00:43-07:00

How To Choose the right contractor for your next construction job Part 1 Undertaking a construction project on your home or commercial property can be a stressful and unpleasant experience, if you choose the wrong contractor for the job!   Construction projects are often complicated enough, without adding to them the uncertainty and complexity of dealing with inexperienced or dishonest contractors.  Before you hire a construction [...]

Choosing The Best Contractor For Your Next Construction Job (Part 1)2022-07-18T10:00:43-07:00
16 June

Caissons, Retaining Walls and Foundations Groundwater Danger

2022-06-16T12:45:33-07:00

Why are Caissons, Retaining Walls and Foundations always in danger from intruding groundwater? In 2015, a construction worker standing at the edge of a caisson that was built to prevent groundwater from entering an excavation, was literally sucked down and trapped in crushed stone that surrounded the caisson.  In essence, groundwater seeped into the construction site and created a pressure differential between the outside and [...]

Caissons, Retaining Walls and Foundations Groundwater Danger2022-06-16T12:45:33-07:00
15 May

California’s Mandatory Balcony Inspection Law May Cost You $$$

2022-05-19T11:58:47-07:00

If you are shopping for a condo, have you heard about California's Mandatory "Balcony Inspection Law"? (HINT: It May Cost You Big Bucks!) If you are in the market to buy a condo, then you really must pay attention to the State of California’s new mandatory condo Balcony Inspection Law!  This is because condo shoppers who don’t pay attention to this law, and don’t do [...]

California’s Mandatory Balcony Inspection Law May Cost You $$$2022-05-19T11:58:47-07:00
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