There were 86,500 falls from balconies. 7% or over 5,000 were due to structural failures of the balcony.
Balcony collapse in Berkely, CA kills 6 students and injures 7 more. Partial settlement against the apartment community was $20 million.
Deaths from falls every year, yet most falls aren’t fatal. Falls are the second leading cause of death from unintentional injury.
We Check For
Improper and Loose Connections
Nails should never be used to secure railings or balconies. The use of nails can lead to a falling hazard for not only your residents but your employees as well.
Metal connectors and fasteners can corrode over time causing serious issues with your fall protection. Our inspections will make you aware of any corrosion issues and help you begin a course of action to fix the issue.
Large cracks or excessive cracking will begin to weaken deck framing members. it could lead to a catastrophic failure of the balcony.
Checking for moisture is crucial, any wood that is showing signs of decay needs to be replaced as soon as possible. Aderhold has the ability to not only inspect, but we can also correct any and all issues with your balconies, railings, and stairwells.
Check all railing connections. A qualified inspector can make sure railings are connected properly and meet or exceed size and strength requirements set forth by OSHA and the state of Florida.
ONCE YOUR BALCONIES AND STAIRWELLS ARE INSPECTED WE CAN HELP YOU FIX ANY DISCREPANCIES