Commercial Building Inspections
in Edmonton & Area

Your commercial building inspector will inspect your commercial property to the ASTM E2018-15 standards. This means that, your inspector, will identify key systems in your building as well as report on the condition of these systems. If your commercial building inspector uncovers a failed or failing system, he will report this to you and include an opinion of replacement cost.

Some of the building components that are included in the Walk Through and the Property Condition Assessment are: structure and building envelope, roofing, heating and air conditioning, plumbing, paving and more.

Our comprehensive training through CDW Engineering and InterNACHI makes Prairie Home Inspection well suited for all your small commercial building inspection needs.

Commercial Building Inspection Process

The commercial building inspection process is made up of two parts: the Walk-Through Survey and the Property Condition Report.

Walk-Through Survey:

  1. Topography: Observe the general topography of the property and any unusual or problematic features or conditions.
  2. Storm Water Drainage: Observe the storm water collection and drainage system and note the presence of on-site surface waters, and retention or detention basins.
  3. Ingress and Egress: Observe the major means of ingress and egress.
  4. Paving, Curbing and Parking: Observe the material paving and curbing systems. Identify the types of parking, that is, garage, surface, subsurface, etc., the number and types of parking and loading spaces, and any parking inadequacies.
  5. Flatwork: Observe sidewalks, plazas, patios, etc.
  6. Landscaping and Appurtenances: Observe landscaping (trees, shrubs, lawns, fencing, retaining walls, etc.) and material site appurtenances (Irrigation systems, fountains, ponds, signage, etc.)
  7. Recreational Facilities: Observe on-site recreational facilities.
  8. Special Utility Systems: Identify the presence of any material special, on-site utility systems such as water or wastewater treatment systems, special power generation systems, etc. And, if readily available, identify material system information such as type, manufacturer, capacity, system age, etc.
  9. Structural Frame and Building Envelope: Identify primary buildings and identify the basic type of structure (steel frame, wood frame, concrete block, etc.) for each. Observe the building substructure including the foundation system (noting the presence of basements, crawl spaces, etc.), building’s superstructure or structural frame, building envelope including facades or curtain wall systems, glazing systems, doors, balconies, etc. Observations of the building’s exterior generally are limited to vantage points that are on-grade.
  10. Roofing: Identify and observe the material roof systems including, parapets, slope, drainage, etc. Observe for evidence and/or the need for material repairs, evidence of significant ponding, or evidence of roof leaks. Inquire as to the age of the material roofing systems and as to whether a roof warranty or bond is reported to be in effect.
  11. Plumbing: Identify and observe the material plumbing systems including piping, fixtures, domestic hot water production, and note any special or unusual plumbing systems.
  12. Heating: Identify the basic type of heat generating and distribution system, and the apparent or reported age of the equipment, past material component replacements/upgrades, and the apparent level of maintenance exercised. If heating equipment is shut down or not operational at the time of the walk-through survey, provide an opinion of the condition to the extend observed. Also, observe and special or unusual heating systems or equipment present such as solar heat.
  13. Air Conditioning and Ventilation: Identify the basic type of air-conditioning and ventilation systems including cooling towers, package units, air handlers, etc., (include type of reported refrigerant used). Identify the apparent or reported age of the material equipment, past material component upgrades/replacements, apparent level of preventative maintenance exercised, and whether a maintenance contract is reported to be in place. If air-conditioning and ventilation systems are shut down or inoperable during walk-through survey, provide an opinion of the condition to the extent observable. Identify any special or unusual air-conditioning and ventilation systems or equipment, such as refrigeration for ice rinks, cold storage, etc.
  14. Electrical: Identify the electrical service provided and observe the electrical distribution system including distribution panels, general lighting, etc. Observe general electrical items, such as distribution panels, general lighting, etc. Identify any observed or reported special or unusual electrical equipment, systems or devices at the subject property.
  15. Interior Elements: Observe typical common areas including, lobbies, corridors, and restrooms. Identify and observe typical finishes, that is, flooring, ceilings, walls, etc., and material building amenities or special features, that is, spas, fountains, restaurants, etc.

Commercial Building Inspections

Property Condition Report:

  1. Report Summary: An overview of the issues that will likely have an impact on the client’s short-term purchase costs.
  2. General description of inspected property.
  3. General condition of inspected property.
  4. A description of observed systems.
  5. Condition of observed systems.
  6. Suggested action for those systems that require attention.
  7. The implications of observed deficiencies.
  8. Suggested time frame for those improvements or repairs.
  9. An opinion of the cost of these improvements.
  10. Copies of, or reference to, any documents used to complete property condition assessment. This includes, reference to any persons providing information, that is included in this report
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