General Frequently Asked Questions About Home Elevator Installation in California
Q: Do I need a contractor or architect to begin working with Diamond Home Elevator?
A: Yes, you should have a general contractor involved before contacting us. A general contractor, architect, and in some cases a structural engineer is required to prepare the home for the elevator. Diamond works with your team to provide elevator details, code requirements installation, and service. Read more about us here!
Q: Does Diamond Home Elevator recommend a particular contractor or architect?
A: No, we will work with companies that are currently on your project though.
Q: Will Diamond Home Elevator help us obtain the permits that we need to build a home elevator?
A: A Home elevators permit is covered by the permit your contactor pulls for the construction except for certain areas that require elevator-specific permits and inspection’s example the City of Los Angeles. Diamond Can refer you to a Certified Elevator aka QEI inspector in areas not covered by the Building department.
Q: How do we know what permits we need for our jurisdiction to build a home elevator?
A: Check with your local building department.
Q: What does someone need to do before engaging with Diamond Home Elevator and how soon should one start the process?
A: Find a qualified team consisting of a general contractor familiar with elevator installation projects, an Architect, and if needed a Structural Engineer. Once you have a contractor hired, Diamond can work with your contractor to provide critical information needed in the design and coordination of the elevator installation.