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September 14, 2022
Why We Use The Borescope Method For Balcony Inspections

  California law requires that specific balconies be inspected everywhere. The primary distinction between the two laws is that SB326 relates to condominium owners while SB721 applies to apartment owners. Senate Bill 721, which is applicable to structures with three or more linked units, was enacted in 2018 and is now codified as Section 17973 […]

September 14, 2022
How A Garage Can Become Livable

The tremendous population rise in California has resulted in housing demand that is out of control. When you have a small amount of living space, suggestions for maximizing it become a crucial consideration. Converting your garage into living space adds roughly 600 square feet to your home (assuming it's a two-car garage) if you're searching […]

September 14, 2022
Tuck-Under Parking ADU’s

How SKS Construction is Adding Units To Multifamily Properties You've probably heard about seismic retrofitting by now if you own a multifamily building in California. Numerous Northern and Southern California towns have created required regulations requiring seismic retrofitting of the building's vulnerable portions in specific multi-family structures with tuck-under parking, especially Los Angeles and San […]

September 9, 2022
How Section 8 Can Benefit ADU Builders?

The Housing Choice Voucher Program, which is supported by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is sometimes known as "Section 8". The main federal program for helping very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled afford quality, safe, and hygienic housing in the private sector is the housing choice voucher program. Participants are […]

September 8, 2022
The Process Of A Soft-Story Retrofit

A magnitude-6.7 earthquake rocked Northridge on January 17, 1994, this showed that due to the likelihood of earthquakes, thousands of buildings in Los Angeles suffer from a fundamental structural weakness. Large, unreinforced spaces on the ground floors as well as the soft-story buildings' usual wood-frame structure make them particularly vulnerable. These buildings got their name […]

September 6, 2022
Steps Before Beginning An ADU Project

Before starting your ADU project, make sure you are confident in your design as well as contractor. Some people construct ADU’s to use as family homes, while others construct them so they can receive monthly passive income. Your home's value will unquestionably increase with an ADU. The extra money you receive each month in rent […]

September 3, 2022
How Title 24 Impacts ADU Builders

The component of the California Energy Code that focuses on building energy standards is Title California was the first state in the US to mandate solar photovoltaic systems in order to advance sustainability, boost energy efficiency, protect environmental quality, and offer consumers financial savings. New construction, expansions, repairs, and renovations to residential and commercial property […]

September 3, 2022
What To Look For In A Contractor

The most essential factor in the quality of construction is the experience of your contractor. A homeowner's goal is to work with a builder that has experience with ADU's and Additions and is aware of any potential problems. Price should not be the only factor when looking for a contractor - A solid track record, […]

September 3, 2022
Why FAR Matters When Building An ADU

Anyone worried about the possible impact of zoning on an area should be aware of the Floor Area Ratio, also known as FAR. Shown as a decimal value, it is measured in order to restrict a building's size in accordance with the size of the lot on which it is situated. FAR is calculated by […]

August 26, 2022
Expediting Garage Conversions - Senate Bill 1069

Building an ADU in a garage is a fairly common and practical option to add living space to a home, a process known as "garage conversion." Because the entire structure is already there, garage conversion is a common method for creating ADUs because it doesn't require extensive construction work. A garage conversion ADU is an […]

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