We are Professional Engineers Home Inspectors performing DBPR Balcony Certification Inspection to fulfill F.S. 509.2112 requirements:
Public lodging establishments which are 3 or more stories in height must submit to the division a certificate stating that any and all balconies, platforms, stairways, and railways have been inspected by a person who, through education and experience, is competent to inspect multi-story buildings and found by such person to be safe, secure, and free of defects. The term “balcony” is defined as a landing or porch that is accessible to or used by the public and shall include those portions of a building which are unenclosed, except by a railing, guardrail system, balustrade, or parapet. It shall also include parts of a building enclosed by screening or other non-permanent building material.
It is the responsibility of the operator to verify the facts and credentials establishing the competency of the multi-story balcony inspector. Such verification shall be clearly stated on the applicable form.
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) requires an inspector to be competent to conduct such inspections. Under DBPR license categories competent structural inspectors include an Architect or an Engineer, possibly, no other license classification under the DBPR meets the definition of competent inspector.
These home inspections must be performed every three (3) years.
Certificate of Balcony Inspection / Checklist Form HR-7020.
Board railing and fasteners failure or collapse.
Structural failure of the deck ledger board due to improper construction, fastening, rotten wood or metal deterioration from rust.
Overload of the live load capacity of the structure (too many people).
Also, persons or companies that own or operate any eating drinking and/or lodging establishment and/or any business which provides an aboveground deck to its patrons, should perform this inspection to evaluate the critical building components causing these failures.
Slightly loose fasteners.
Slightly cupped deck boards.
Severe metal corrosion.
Damaged wall attachments.
Missing or improperly installed ledger boards/joists, corroded decking or extreme deferred maintenance.
Usually, our Home Inspectors make recommendations to improve scheduled maintenance on facilities with minor or maintenance issues.
For those facilities with structural issues, repairs by a qualified contractor with the proper documentation from the local authority having jurisdiction will be required. Balcony Inspection will be needed after passing the local government final home inspections once the repairs have been finished. Real Estate Home Inspector. Wind Mitigation Home Inspectors.
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