As the largest city in California, Los Angeles is home to nearly four million residents. This means that there are a lot of homes and chances are, new construction and renovation projects are taking place on a regular basis. In addition, Los Angeles is hilly and offers plenty of scenic views, and constructing decks here is a common occurrence. If you are looking to work with a reputable company that specializes in deck inspection and permitting, look no further than LA Decks.
Understanding Deck Inspection & Permitting
Homeowners who are planning to remodel their homes or add improvements, such as a deck, must take note of local building permits. These permits give homeowners and builders legal permission to initiate a building project that adheres to approved drawings and specifications. LADBS, for example, is a permit and requirement for private property construction, including the repair or alteration of buildings within the City of Los Angeles.
Before applying for a permit, homeowners and general contractors need to conduct deck inspections as well. This ensures that the existing structure and surrounding land are suitable to support a new deck.
Why Do You Need Deck Inspection & Permitting Services?
Deck inspections are a vital part of routine deck maintenance and new construction projects. If one fails to notice something amiss with the deck or the surrounding structures, the mistake can lead to extensive and costly forms of damage, as well as personal injury.
A commercial property and a home are major investments. If a construction project does not comply with local building codes, the value of that investment can be reduced. In addition, many property insurers do not cover work that’s performed without prior inspections and approved permits. That’s why it’s important to apply for permits and follow code guidelines. It allows the completed project to meet minimum standards of safety, protecting future property owners and your loved ones from further injury.
How LA Decks Can Help
Since our inception, LA Decks has completed a wide array of custom deck design and construction projects. We have experience in facilitating thorough inspections that cover every inch of your deck. Our team can check for:
- Clearance (off the ground)
- Bad framing
- Loose railings
- Conditions of supporting structures
- Exposed nails
- Loose boards
LA Decks is also comprised of a team of deck permit experts. We can handle all of the paperwork and submittals and coordinate various departments of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works and the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety. You can enjoy complete peace of mind that our team has a clear understanding of permit fees and building codes. You never have to worry about common delays that tend to occur with such projects. Some of the areas that we cover for deck permitting include:
- Due Diligence
- Seismic Retrofits
- Clearances Sign Off’s
- Extended Counter Plan Checks (ECPC)
- Pre-Submittal Services
- New Construction Permits
- Fire Department Approvals
- Design Reviews
- Planning Commissions
- Sign Permits
- … and more!
The sooner LA Decks can start streamlining and coordinating the deck construction permit process; the faster you can get your permits, ensuring that your deck gets built on time and on budget.
Choose LA Decks for Deck Inspection & Permitting Services Today!
LA Decks has been in business for nearly 20 years. We are a licensed, bonded, and insured residential and commercial deck specialist that can supervise and coordinate the entire deck inspection and permitting process.