Sample Commercial Building Inspection Reports
Commercial Building Inspections
- Inadequate design
- Improper maintenance or worn systems
- Equipment nearing the end of its useful life
- Poor workmanship
- Building structure and foundation
- Roof condition and remaining useful life
- Building envelope
- ADA accessibility
- Electrical panels and wiring
- Tenant improvements
- Pavement systems
- Plumbing fixtures and piping
- Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems
- Elevators and conveyance systems
- Landscape, irrigation, site grading & drainage
Commercial Roofing Inspection & Maintenance
A Cliff-Bell Commercial Roof Inspector will……
closely inspect all components of the roofing system and record any signs of deterioration, unusual traffic patterns, poor drainage, accumulated debris, displacement or loss of ballast, or other conditions including but not limited to:
Sealants & Roofing Maintenance – All pitch pan fillers, caulking, and sealants must be examined during all regular inspections.
Drainage – The roofing inspections should check that the roof structure provides for positive drainage to eliminate ponding water whenever possible.
Parapet Walls – Parapet walls should be inspected for deteriorating copings, cracked or open mortar joints or other signs of wear and tear.
Building Structure – Defects within a structure can affect the roofing system because of the interactions between the structure and the roofing system.
Roofing Tie-In – The sealants and other items in these areas should be reviewed for cracking, splitting or gaps. Degradation of the other roofing system may have a direct impact on the performance of the roofing system.
HVAC Unit Inspection – Air conditioners should be checked to ensure that the access panels are properly fastened in place, and that the drainage lines are functioning properly. Clogged drain lines and missing panels are items that create leakage into the structure.
Other Observations included in your inspection
- Mold – We will look for the appearance of mold-like substances and areas conducive to mold growth e., water damaged areas. Cliff-Bell can test visible growth or conducive conditions to determine if there is a health hazard (additional cost).
- Wood Destroying Insects – Under the home inspector license issued by TREC, the inspector may not comment on whether termite infestations actually exist. However, we can inform the client of any evidence of infestations and any conditions conducive to wood destroying
- Thermal Imaging Infrared Scan – As an inspector, it is our job to identify serious defects, but sometimes defects may be completely hidden in plain sight. When included in routine inspections, IR cameras can assist in identifying these hidden defects.