Portland Oregon Property Condition Report Inspections
The condition of a commercial property
Buyers / investors / brokers need a professional, knowledgeable and experience company to look out for their best interest. We have over 35 years in the construction trades. 20 years as a licensed general contractor, electrical, mechanical, infrastructure, inspections, building codes, & 10 years in building science. Building Analyst Group Inc, does more than building inspections. We provide testing for indoor air quality, HVAC-R equipment, duct systems, electrical, refrigeration, restaurant equipment and much more.
Exterior: soil erosion, parking, lighting, foundations, slabs, stem wall, roofing material / roofing truss system upper & lower timbers, bearing loads - wind loads - snow loads, cladding - siding, structural framing. Is your building ready for a earthquake? With new laws in effect the exchange of ownership may surprise you! More importantly ADA-”American Disabilities Act”, compliance for our disabled.
The roofing structure and framing of each building is of the most importance, main support beams are sometimes overlooked by less experienced inspectors. The exterior grounds surrounding the building has a large impact on the foundation. Hydrostatic pressures or faulty poor workmanship will cause failure. Commercial buildings are engineered & built different when compared to residential, you need a qualified experienced company.
Interior: electrical, plumbing, flooring, mold, dry rot, fire suppression systems, first aid stations, mechanical, HVAC-R equipment, boilers, HWH “hot water heaters”gas fired equipment, ventilation, test paint and drinking water for lead on request. Radon testing is something we also conduct utilizing electronic equipment, sewer pipe scope inspection when needed. Windows, doors, glazing areas, insulation & all contribute to air leakage and higher energy bills. These areas are inspected and noted on the report.
Ensure the integrity of your building construction by the experts at Building Analyst Group Inc. Building Analyst Group provides a full line of Building inspection services & testing for commercial buildings. Most inspection companies are not certified or licensed to provide testing on commercial buildings. Nor have they spent years conducting installations of the mechanical, electrical, HVAC-R as we have.
We have deadcaded years of experience and thousands of hours in certification courses to meet and exceed the requirements. We feel it is necessary to devote the time in this industry.
The roofing structure and framing of each building is of the most importance, main supports are sometimes overlooked by less experienced inspectors. The exterior grounds surrounding the building has a large impact on the foundation. Hydrostatic pressures or faulty poor workmanship will cause failure. Commercial buildings are engineered & built different when compared to residential, you need a qualified experienced company.
Most Common Issues In Commercial Buildings
No building is perfect. Even the best built and best maintained structures or facilities will always have a few items in less than perfect condition. Below are some of the items we most commonly find when inspecting a a commercial facility or home:
Roofing Problems with roofing material are the single most common defect we find. Usually it doesn't mean the roof needs replaced, simply that it is in need of maintenance or repair.
Ceiling stains Caused by past or present leaks, ceiling stains are very common. It can be difficult to tell whether the stains are from leaks still present, or were caused by leaks which have since been repaired.
Electrical hazards Most common in older homes, but often found in newer homes as well. Electrical hazards come in many forms, from ungrounded outlets to wiring done incorrectly by the homeowner.
Rotted wood Caused by being wet for extended periods of time, most commonly found around tubs, showers and toilets inside, or roof eaves and trim outside.
Water heater installations Many water heaters are not installed in full compliance with local plumbing code.
Gas furnace Most gas furnaces seem to be in need of routine maintenance such as new filters or gas company certification at the least. Many have other issues such as faulty operation or inadequate fire clearance as well.
Plumbing defects Plumbing issues commonly found include dripping faucets, leaking fixtures, slow drains etc... Even in brand new homes, it is common to identify minor plumbing defects.
HVAC Heating venting and air conditioning are very complex systems, proper air balance and ducting deficiencies are always present in older buildings. Thermostats and climate controls are sometimes broken or in operative.
Hazardous Materials The presence of hazardous materials come in many forms from Biological to Chemical to Poisonous Gasses and minerals such as Asbestos.
Leak at flashing
Asphalt Shingle Tab
I was able to lift the whole tab, brand new roof
Hole in Firewall
Lead Joints Water Lines
Combustion Testing Gas Fired Equipment
Clients need to know everything about the building before they spend millions of dollars. The inspector should be well equipped and trained to performed many types of tests to insure his or her client of the property condition. This service is not offered by home or commercial building inspection companies for two reasons. They have to be certified to conduct this test and 2nd, it takes time to perform these tests.
If you don’t look hard enough, things will be missed
Concrete Block Wall, Step Crack
Concrete Wall, Top of Roof
25 Feet From Floor At Top Of Support Beam
Main Support, Underside Of Decking, Approx 15 Feet, 2nd Story Stairs
Testing Restaurant Equipment
Does your inspection company take the time to analyze and test commercial equipment? If not your inspector is not looking out for your best interest.
Restaurant Equipment Testing
Hard To Believe
Very possible this high voltage line could entergize all of the metal fixtures and countertops in this restaurant
Buried Oil Tank
This little pipe sticking up out of the ground is a big expense. An buried oil tank is an environmental issue when not de-commissioned properly.