Monthly Archives: May 2022

5 May, 2022

Is dry rot eating away your fortune?

By |2022-06-15T13:36:43+00:00May 5th, 2022|AAOC, balcony Laws|

Does your building show the telltale signs of dry rot?

Bubbling paint. Spots of orange-brown spore dust. Brittle or spongy wood that crumbles at the touch.

Tenant complaints of a fungus growing out of the wood on a fifth-floor balcony in Berkeley were repeatedly ignored until 2015, when that balcony collapsed, killing […]

3 May, 2022

Renovations and retrofits improve apartment buildings

By |2022-06-15T13:28:04+00:00May 3rd, 2022|AAOC, Adaptive Reuse|

Victorian and Queen Anne mansions were once all the rage. These stately and ornate structures, with brightly colored facades, turrets, spires and wrap-around porches, were built to impress — reflecting the optimism and opulence of a society experiencing unprecedented prosperity from industrialization and improvements in transit and communication. It was […]

2 May, 2022

Balcony laws require inspections, repairs

By |2022-06-15T13:25:08+00:00May 2nd, 2022|AACSC, balcony Laws|

Coastal communities provide an abundance of breathtaking views, often enjoyed from rows of balconies facing west to the ocean and setting sun. These perches are iconic in seaside communities — a big draw for tenants entertaining friends, relaxing with a book, or enjoying their own piece of the outdoors.

Considered a […]