Types of Commercial Inspections
Can You Answer These Questions?
- What condition are the building’s systems and components in?
- What costly defects are there which require attention now?
- What expenditures will be required to repair, maintain or replace items in the near future?
If you can’t answer these questions about the property you’re planning to buy or lease, you should have a building inspection.
Get Your Money’s Worth Now, Save Money Down the Road
The only way you can have a better idea about the condition of a property is to have it inspected. Knowing the building’s condition allows you to budget more accurately and provide for expenditures down the road. Whether the building needs a new roof, HVAC or simply needs maintenance, it’s going to cost you money and not knowing this information can have serious consequences for your business.
Buying a building and property is a very anxious time fraught with doubts, deadlines and so on. Reducing or removing uncertainties can make your real estate transaction go smoother. The same holds true when you’re leasing too by knowing the condition of the building and property from the outset.
Estimating future repair costs and the replacement of building components and systems requires an inspection to determine their current condition. With this information, estimated life spans can be ascertained along with the related costs to repair, maintain or replace items.
Single or multi-purpose inspections are another cost effective way to address items concerning you in a building as well. Whether it’s the electrical system, roof or foundation, a Grassroots® inspector can visit the property to specifically inspect those areas that need to be looked at. It doesn’t matter if you’re buying or looking at making repairs or improvements.
New Building Construction & Renovation Inspections
When constructing a new building, it’s also a good idea to have progress inspections carried out. These are tailored to meet your needs and often involve looking at blueprints and specifications for the building to ensure it is being built as intended. It’s not uncommon to uncover variances during this process, and these can often be remedied in less time and with less expense if detected early compared to waiting until the building is constructed.
If you’re considering adding on to an existing building or making enhancements to it, it’s best that you consider having it inspected before, during and after its completion. This will assist you in the design and planning stages as well as determining whether the contemplated work is feasible and can be done in a practical manner. This will reduce your risk of delays, cost overruns and having construction carried out that doesn’t meet with your approval.
With such significant investments required for commercial properties, it’s no wonder why prudent purchasers, owners and lessees consider a building inspection mandatory!
Why a Grassroots® Report?
We provide a comprehensive narrative-style written report with each of our professional commercial inspections or testing work.
Our reports are:
- Not a checklist
- Easy to read
- Easy to understand
- Not overly technical
- Written in everyday language to clearly communicate the condition of your property