There is so much to do if you are considering purchasing a commercial structure. But there is one step you don’t want to skip.
Whether it’s a warehouse, office block, an apartment building, retail shop, childcare center, small factory, or even a motel, a pre-purchase commercial building inspection is the beginning step in ensuring you’re protected.
What We Do, and Why
To guarantee your investment is free of red flags, there is a series of elements and areas that must undergo thorough inspection.
To give you peace of mind we have two objectives: First, to accurately report on the condition of the property and how you can expect the building to perform.
Second, to diagnose current and potential problems, and recommending additional inspections when necessary.
Over the past decade we have inspected thousands of buildings. We’ve uncovered more than a few unimaginable issues. Thanks to our experience, we are prepared to look for even the smallest of problems.
What Areas and Elements Do We Check in a Commercial Building Inspection?
- Roofing – Cover material type, surface conditions, flashings, valley seams, debris, drainage, ridges, hips, ventilation, penetrations, skylights, chimneys, vents, etc.
- Exterior – Patios, driveways, slabs, walkways, grading, drainage, retaining walls, decks, posts, railings, siding, caulking, windows, panes, doors, trims, garage doors, etc.
- Interior – Windows, walls, ceilings, doors, steps, stairways, railings, counters, cabinets, fixtures, fittings, toilets, baths, tubs, sinks, vanities, etc.
These are just a general overview of what we will inspect. If you look here you can see a sample report of a commercial building inspection we completed.
You’ll get the most detailed, easy to understand, and organized report to help you in making purchasing or selling decisions.
What a Building Inspection Can Do For You
1. Save money
When you get an inspection, you are getting a heads up on any future expenses you may face. Whether it’s for repairs or replacements, an inspection can save you from any surprises.
2. Quick sales process
If you’re selling, you can ensure that your property is in tip-top shape and even give yourself some leverage in the negotiation process
You can identify any potential problems and address them before buyers are pulled into the mix.
3. Ensure compliance
New building owners recommend:
- An EPA Phase 1 environmental site assessment
- Fire code sprinkler and safety inspection
- State, federal and municipal regulations compliance
Unless you had a commercial building inspector look for problems beforehand, you will “inherit” these issues as the new property owner.
These issues must be resolved. Unfortunately, outside pressure from the city won’t let up until all problems are solved. We will help you find what to do to get the building in compliance so you can weigh that into your purchase decision.
4. Avoid Liability
Even if you don’t run into any of the issues with a building out of regulation, you don’t want to find yourself facing a problem that stems from something like a faulty sprinkler system.
Ensure everything is in order, and avoid serious injury for tenants.
We Can Help!
Let us put your mind at ease and guide you through the process of a commercial building inspection. We will give you all the tools necessary to make the best decision for you and your business.
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