This is a brief description of the items Aston Property Inspection will typically check during a commercial building inspection. Every building is different, and we will tailor the inspection for the site in question; in most instances we will check and report on over 500 items.
Wall covering, flashings & trim, exterior doors, decks, stoops, steps, stairs, porches, railings, eaves, soffits, fascias, grading, walkways, vegetation, surface drainage, retaining walls.
2. Basement, Foundation & Crawlspace
Basement, foundations, crawlspace, visible structural components, visible plumbing & electrical signs of water penetration or deterioration.
3. Roof, Attic, Ventilation & Insulation
Roof structure & surface covering, gutters, downspouts, Insulation in unfinished spaces, ventilation of attic spaces, mechanical ventilation systems.
4. Furnace, Ducting & Fireplace
Heating system, energy source, heating method, supply vents, air conditioning equipment, the fireplace, damper, hearth extensions, lintel and material surrounding the fireplace.
5. Plumbing Systems
Main water supply & shut off valve, water heating system, toilets, sinks, tubs, showers, interior water supply, fixtures & faucets, drain, waste and vent systems, visible fuel storage systems, drainage sump pumps, drain, waste and main fuel shut-off valves, as well as the location of the water main and main fuel shut-off valves.
Main service supply line, meter box, main disconnect, service amperage, panels, breakers, fuses, grounding, bonding, a representative sample of switches, receptacles, light fixtures, and ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI), service entrance conductors, service entrance cables, drip loop, weather heads and presence of smoke detectors.
7. Doors, Windows & Interior
A representative number of doors and windows, interior walls, ceilings, steps, stairways, door locks, floors and skirting.
8. Common Areas
Hallway, walkways, corridors, reception areas, office space.