Chicago Porches on Building Inspectors’ Hit Lists After Accidental Deaths

February 07 15:12 2019

After several high-profile porch collapses in and around the city in recent years, Chicago Building Department officials are targeting older multi-story porches for safety inspections, and though the result of those examination vary, violations that require architectural drawings and complete porch rebuilding are commonplace.

The subjects of this “Code Complaint Chicago Porch” campaign can be anywhere from the single-story porch to large ones that reach three floors.

Building owners who had their constructed based on architectural drawings, had a Chicago building permit issued and passed an inspection by the City of Chicago building inspector, likely will continue to pass.

The problem lies in old porches that may never have been examined by a professional, and could well be unsafe.

EDMAR Corporation provides owners with assistance with correcting porch-related Chicago building code violations, including preparation of blueprints, obtaining of building permits, and porch construction.

If necessary, EDMAR is able to completely re-build, to code, existing porches. The Chicago porch construction standards are strict, covering a wide range of specific techniques and materials to be used. EDMAR’s expert staff can help property owners through the legal process:

• Preparation of Chicago Porch architectural drawings;
• Obtaining required work permits at the City of Chicago Department of Buildings;
• Meetings with City of Chicago Inspectors for any interim inspections required by the city regarding the violations;
• Assistance in any administrative or court hearings regarding the violations;
• Assistance until the City of Chicago determines the violations have been closed;
• Single, two, and three-story porch rebuilding and repairs;
• Construction of stairs and decks.

Remember, these inspections aren’t done to harass property owners. They’re made to prevent injuries and save lives.

Edmar Corporation Masonry
4411 W Montrose Ave
Chicago, IL 60641
Phone: (847) 724-5600
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