COMMERCIAL INSPECTION TYPES

COMMERCIAL INSPECTION TYPES

There are two types of commercial inspections we offer for commercial properties:
Commercial Building Inspections (CBI) & Property Condition Assessments (PCA).

There are two types of commercial inspections we offer for commercial properties:
Commercial Building Inspections & Property Condition Assessments.

Though similar in focus, PCAs are typically much more detailed, providing specific numbers on the cost for Capital repairs.

Commercial Inspection Types

Commercial Building Inspections (CBI) and Property Value Assessments (PCA) are the most common commercial property inspections we perform. Though similar in focus, CBIs and PCAs differ in scope, detail, and purpose.

Commercial Inspection Types

Commercial Building Inspections (CBI) and Property Value Assessments (PCA) are the most common commercial property inspections we perform. Though similar in focus, CBIs and PCAs differ in scope, detail, and purpose.

Commercial Building Inspection

A Commercial Building Inspection (CBI) is an inspection of buildings and the preparation of comprehensive and informative reports. Our Building Inspections review all major components, including: 

  • Structure

  • Electrical

  • Roofing

  • Air Conditioning 

  • Exterior Walls

  • Windows & Doors

  • Interior Finishes

  • Plumbing

  • Heating

  • Insulation

Property Condition Assessment

A Property Condition Assessment (PCA) is a comprehensive evaluation of the overall property. PCAs are typically more detailed than CBIs, providing specific numbers on the cost for Capital repairs. A PCA covers the major systems and components within a commercial property, including:

  • Building Envelope & Structure
  • Roofing System
  • Mechanical

  • Electrical

  • Plumbing

  • Any additional site components 

As part of a PCA, the consultant should contact the local building department and local fire department to check for building or fire code violations to ensure that a certificate of occupancy was issued.

A PCA is a 4-Step Process

STEP 1:
Perform a document review (drawings, maintenance records, etc.)

STEP 3:
Prepare cost estimates for recommended replacements or repairs, with capitol projections over the next 5 years.

STEP 2:
Perform a visual, walkthrough survey of the property.

STEP 4:
Document findings and costs for recommended repairs in a written report (Property Condition Report or PCR).

STEP 1:
Perform a document review (drawings, maintenance records, etc.)

STEP 2:
Perform a visual, walkthrough survey of the property.

STEP 3:
Prepare cost estimates for recommended replacements or repairs, with capitol projections over the next 5 years.

STEP 4:
Document findings and costs for recommended repairs in a written report (Property Condition Report or PCR).

The report you receive upon the completion of a PCA will include:

  • Opinions of probable costs only for repairs likely to exceed $3,000

    *These costs should be for repairs or replacements likely necessary over the next five years

  • Estimates of remaining useful life for building components

  • Photographs of typical building elevations and major systems

  • Note of all major deficiencies 

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Our team is dedicated to providing superior service and attention to detail that both first time home buyers as well as seasoned property investors can appreciate. Helping people for over 20 years in the home inspection industry, you can feel confident we have the experience to provide peace of mind!

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