Commercial Building Inspections                                       604.224.9100

Certified Vancouver Commercial Building Inspector

Your AAA Vancouver Commercial Building Inspector is here to serve. Our building inspections will assist you in making the right decision. The process takes approximately 4 – 6 hours and 4-6 hours to prepare the report.

For your convenience, we can provide printed or digital PDF report versions including thermographic and digital images (posted online and readily downloadable) from the inspection with a complete summary of deficiencies. In addition, we are available for questions or comments as long as needed post-inspection.

  • 1 Commercial Building Inspection Step #1: Current Issues

    When buying or leasing real estate for business purposes, you should be aware of any previous problems encountered by the strata or property management company. You should read the minutes of strata council meetings or property management records as far back as they can be obtained, taking note of any references to water or moisture problems. Our goal is to find out how these problems were dealt with. Were proper investigations carried out to identify other potential problems? Were any other inspections carried out and are these reports available for review? If repairs were performed, what assurance is there that they were done properly? Are any major expenditures planned for the building? In addition, we can review all of the building’s Engineers’ reports including Environmental and Structural engineer’s reports as part of our inspection process. These reports should be presented to the inspector at the time of the inspection.

    2 Commercial Inspection Step #2: Examining Design & Construction

    Some buildings are more prone to leaks and other structural problems than others. We inspect the building’s roof, exterior construction, site, attics, plumbing, electrical, HVAC systems and foundation to look for both current problems and the potential for problems in the future. We also use FLIR infrared inspection cameras to detect leaks and insulation problems you can’t see with the naked eye.

  • 3 Commercial Building Inspection Step #3: Examining Previous Repairs

    Repair work can be a sign of a house’s potential problems. We will inspect such problematic areas such accessible roof areas and exterior envelopes for visual defects and take detailed photographs with our DSLR wide angle and close-up cameras.

  • 4 House Inspection Step #4: Putting All the Findings Together

    Inspection report: We will provide you with a comprehensive summary that identifies components of the building in need of major attention and as many minor items as we can identify during the inspection and the general overall condition of the building.

  • Our Vancouver Commercial Building inspector examines the following:

    Roof (where accessible): Roof coverings, flashings, roof drainage systems, skylights, chimneys, plumbing vents & ventilation.
    Exterior/Site: Exterior walls, siding, trim, windows, doors, decks, steps, stairs, garages, sidewalks, driveways & grading. Attics: Framing, sheathing, insulation & ventilation. Interior: Walls, ceilings, floors, doors, windows, countertops, cabinets, stairwells
    Plumbing: Water distribution piping & valves, gas distribution piping & valves, sinks, toilets
    Electrical: Service entrance wires, main electrical panels, sub panels, distribution branch wiring, outlets, switches, lighting fixtures, & ceiling fans.
    HVAC:: Roof installation including sleepers, thermostatic controls, house fans, humidifiers & air filters/cleaners.
    Structure: Foundations, slabs & crawlspaces

  • Types of Commercial Building Inspections

    Pre-Purchase: A building inspection prior to purchase or leasing gives you the information you need to protect you and your business. Not understanding the true condition of a building can cost you thousands of dollars, and can negatively affect business operations. It is vital to have an independent building inspection performed so you know what you’re getting.

    New Building Inspection: Most people can easily see cosmetic deficiencies in a building. It takes a professional building inspector who’s familiar with all the building codes to find the rest. By having a new building inspected, you can learn as much as you can about it and how to look after it, before you buy or lease it. We point out problem areas and suggest maintenance practices that will reduce or eliminate most problems before they creep up.

  • Your Accredited, Professional Vancouver Commercial Building Inspector

    Every offer to purchase should be subject to a professional commercial building inspection. We cover all different types of building inspections. Our Vancouver commercial building inspector, is a registered member of ASTTBC and licensed by the BPCPA, to ensure the highest standards. More about us.

    Contact us today for a quote on a commercial building inspection.

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