Whether you are purchasing, leasing, or managing a commercial property, it is always necessary to complete your due diligence before you sign on the dotted line. Since the condition of the building and its components will impact the contract negotiation and future potential capital investment, you need this information in a concise, detailed report. Burgess Inspections, Inc. has over 85 years of combined inspection experience, and we will help protect your best interests. Let’s go over some of the most costly flaws that our commercial property inspection could uncover.
Issues With the Structure & Foundation
Just as with a residential building, any damage to the structure of a commercial building is not something you want to see on an inspection report. Foundation repairs can be costly, and they often require the expertise of a structural engineer. Issues with the foundation can also lead to other issues within the building that will need to be repaired.
An Old or Damaged Roof
You’ll want to know the condition of a roof before you invest in a commercial property. If the roof is either near the end of its lifespan or has sustained a lot of damage, it might require a full replacement. When an issue with the roof causes leaks, you could end up with water damage inside the building as well. Basically, a damaged roof can create a domino effect of other potential issues.
Issues With the HVAC System
A commercial HVAC system that is made to heat or cool an entire building can be very costly to repair, potentially leaving you with a bill for thousands of dollars. Of course, the cost of the repairs depends on the type of system as well as how large of a problem you have. Before you make an investment decision, you’ll want to know what expenses you need to prepare yourself for in the coming weeks or months.
Schedule your Commercial Inspection
Burgess Inspections will enable you to make the best possible investment decision by presenting all of the facts, and you can even take a look at some of our sample reports to get an idea of what we will assess. Besides commercial property inspections, we also offer home inspections, pre-listing inspections, new construction inspections, and much more. Contact us at (844) 804-9219 to request a free quote or schedule now. We serve Richmond, Gloucester, West Point, Henrico County, and Chesterfield County, as well as Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Staunton, Waynesboro, and Lexington.