Asheville Commercial Property Inspections,
Commercial Real Estate Inspections, Commercial Building Inspectors

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Commercial Property Inspection Pricing

Builder Buddy provides Commercial Inspections and Testing services in Asheville and Western North Carolina. Contact us if you are buying a retail, office, warehouse, hotel, adult care center, or other commercial property in the Asheville area.

Like Home Inspections, Commercial Property Inspection Costs are based on the Age and Square Footage of the property.  Typically we charge 15 cents to 35 cents a square foot to inspect a commercial property plus any applicable travel fees.  Although our online scheduler will give a rough estimate of the inspection costs, we need to confirm the final pricing with a site visit to determine the potential challenges to the inspection.  When there are many tenants to coordinate with, for example, our rate will increase as it increases the difficulty and time of the inspection.

Call or email for more information or request an inspection to get the process started.

Builder Buddy Commercial Inspectors

Builder Buddy is known for inspections and testing of all kinds in and around Asheville and Western North Carolina. We have 3 commercial property inspectors on staff and an office manager ready to take your call.
We offer:

  • Commercial Real Estate Inspections
  • Commercial Property Inspections
  • Commercial Radon Testing
  • Commercial Mold Testing
  • Commercial Well Inspections
  • Commercial HVAC Evaluations
  • Commercial Water Testing
  • Commercial Wood Destroying Insect Inspections

Asheville’s Local Commercial Inspection Company

We serve the following areas:

  • Asheville commercial real estate inspections
  • Hendersonville commercial property inspections
  • Maggie Valley and Waynesville commercial property inspectors
  • Mars Hill commercial building inspectors
  • Burnsville commercial property inspections
  • Marion and Old Fort commercial inspections

Our Commercial Building Inspection Checklist Includes

Site and Exterior Evaluation

We inspect driveways, parking areas, grading, drainage, hard surfaces, patios, decks, ramps, railings, steps, porches, balconies, siding (including stucco systems and adhered masonry), trim, windows/doors, gutter systems, roofing, fireplaces and more.

We are looking for evidence of leaks, framing damage, water penetration, structural settling, inadequate grading, inadequate drainage, worn/damaged/missing components, improperly repaired components, installation defects, and more.

Structure and Foundation

We inspect all types of foundation and framing systems: slabs, crawl spaces, basements, metal/steel framing, masonry construction, and more. We inspect attics, crawl spaces, slabs, and floor/wall/roof framing systems where accessible.

We are looking for evidence of settling, bowing/buckling, failing, improperly supported framing, improperly installed components, improperly repaired components, decay, wood-destroying fungus, wood-destroying insects, water penetration, corrosion, high humidity, and more.

Electrical Inspections

We inspect service wire connections, grounding, main electrical panels, sub-panels, GFCI/AFCI outlets, 3-way switches, outlets, fixtures, and more.

We are looking for evidence of worn/damaged/missing components, evidence of shorts or arc events, improperly installed or repaired components, and electrical and fire safety hazards.

Plumbing Inspections

We inspect plumbing fixtures, shut-off valves, pressure reducing valves, traps, venting, Temperature Pressure Relief Valves, expansion tanks, septic lift stations and alarms, leak sensors, drain pan systems, water distribution pipes, fuel distribution pipes, CSSC/CSST corrugated gas pipe, bonding, fuel storage, private well systems, spring systems, cisterns, water filtration equipment, sediment filters, and 3rd party on-site wastewater system inspections (septic inspections), and more.

We are looking for evidence of water leaks, loose/worn/broken/damaged fixtures, improperly functioning fixtures, missing/damaged/broken safety devices, improper installation, inadequate repairs, water damage, the pressure that is too high or low, clogging, backing up, too much sediment, corrosion, gas leaks, fire or gas safety hazards, oil leaks, and more.

Heating and Cooling Systems (HVAC/mechanical systems)

A basic inspection of the Heating/Cooling systems is provided as part of the general inspection; however, we also offer 3rd party evaluations of the heating/cooling equipment that includes a detailed evaluation of the electrical components, refrigerant levels, and more.

We look for condensation leaks, improper installation, improper repairs, worn/damaged/broken/missing components, improper combustion, safety hazards, and other defects. The evaluation can also help identify older, outdated, or aging equipment.

Radon Testing

We offer commercial radon testing to verify that the property is safe according to EPA guidelines and prevent health and liability concerns. Our inspectors can place continuous monitors on the property for a minimum of 48 hours and leave informational materials to help maintain closed conditions during the test.

Our Reports

We offer same-day or next-day reports after the inspection. Our commercial building inspection reports can be viewed in HTML or PDF format and include pictures, videos, diagrams, and more. Defects are color-coded to help prioritize the level of concern and the urgency of repairs. It is easy to share, save or create repair lists or negotiating documents from our reports using our software features.

Why Home Inspectors are the best Commercial Property Inspectors

The best resource for Commercial Property Inspections is a State Licensed Home Inspector that is insured to perform Commercial Inspections and has the relevant experience and additional certifications.

At Builder Buddy, we perform Commercial Property Inspections of all kinds.  

What is included in a Commercial Property Inspection?

Exterior, Roof, Attached structures, Structural Components, Heating and Cooling, Plumbing, Electrical, Insulation & Ventilation, and Interiors.  The Commercial Property Inspection includes a full color report with pictures, videos, diagrams, and more.  We also offer ancillary services such as Full HVAC evaluations, Wood Destroying Insect Inspections, Mold Testing and more.

What is not included in a Commercial Property Inspection?

We do not inspect for compliance of Accessibility (ADA), Fire Safety Equipment and Requirements, Occupancy requirements and Suitability of Use.  We do not inspect Restaurant equipment or any other specialty equipment and appliances related to the existing tenants or future tenants (nail salon, hair salon, medical equipment, etc…).  These categories are beyond the scope of the inspection and are the buyer’s responsibility- the buyer may need to consult other professionals for further evaluation.  

When should a Commercial Property Inspection be scheduled?

During a real estate transaction it is important to schedule an inspection right away to avoid any delays during due diligence.   Typically we are scheduling within 3-5 business days but during busy times we are scheduling nearly 2 weeks out.  The buyer will want time to follow up with any findings in the report with other contractors if necessary and to otherwise prepare documentation. 

How to Schedule a Commercial Property Inspection?

SCHEDULE/QUOTE here and fill out our online form to reserve our next availability.  Keep in mind that the pricing provided by the Online Schedule is tentative until we can confirm it with a site visit.

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