Commercial Property Inspections

Commercial Property Inspections

Overview

US Inspect Inspection’s staff has performed many commercial property inspections since 2005, utilizing infrared technology on every project.  Commercial properties present unique challenges much different than those found during a home inspection.  Typically, systems such as HVAC, roofing, and electrical are vastly different in type, size/capacity, and complexity when compared to a home.  Therefore, a greater level of knowledge and expertise must be employed for a commercial property inspection.  Be sure to choose a company with the tools, knowledge, and experience to perform a thorough inspection and protect your financial interests in the process.

Experience

US Inspect’s staff has performed inspections on the following types of commercial properties, ranging in size from 2,500 to 175,000 square feet:

  • Office buildings
  • Retail strip centers
  • Apartment complexes
  • Real estate offices
  • Car dealerships
  • Churches and synagogues
  • Manufacturing facilities
  • Warehouses / distribution facilities
  • Automotive maintenance facilities
  • Multi-family / Multi-home communities
  • Self-storage facilities
  • Banks
Click here to see photos of properties previously inspected.

Process

Typically, commercial property inspections follow the guidelines set forth in ASTM E2018.  These inspections are called Property Condition Assessments (PCA), and the resulting report is called a Property Condition Report (PCR).

ASTM E2018 defines the baseline scope of work for commercial inspections.  Generally, our clients want a more in-depth inspection that goes beyond the typical “walk-through” approach.  Therefore, we tailor most of our commercial property inspections to meet each client’s specific needs.  Depending on the components of the property, specialized experts such as licensed commercial electricians are sometimes engaged for added expertise.

Our inspection types include standalone infrared building envelope inspections, standalone infrared roof inspections, and full scale physical property inspections (i.e. structure, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, etc.).

Our process includes:

  • Initial site visit and discussion to determine the scope of work
  • Proposal / quote development and delivery
  • Contract signing
  • On-site inspection
  • Report delivery within 5 business days