Commercial Property Inspections

in Asheville and the WNC area

Pricing

How much does a commercial building inspection cost in Asheville and WNC area?

Builder Buddy provides Commercial Inspections and Testing services in Asheville and Western North Carolina. Contact when buying a retail building, 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 30 to 75 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 start the process.

Building Types:

What types of commercial properties do we inspect in Asheville and WNC area?

  • Retail Buildings
  • Multi-Use Buildings
  • Office buildings 
  • Multi-Family Residential
  • Trailer Parks, RV parks, Mobile Home parks, Tiny Home Parks, Campgrounds, etc.
  • Hotels, Motels, Etc.
  • Adult Care Facilities 
  • Agricultural Buildings (livestock barns, greenhouses, etc.)
  • Education centers, theaters, retreats, schools, and community centers
  • Recovery Facilities
  • Warehouses
  • Healthcare and Medical Buildings
  • Industrial buildings

Scheduling

How can I schedule a Commercial Property Inspection in Asheville, Buncombe County, and the WNC area?

To schedule a Commercial Property inspection, you can use our online scheduler, call, or email.

Online scheduler

Our online scheduler is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Choose your inspector and find the next available appointment using our online scheduler.  If you have any special requests or questions while using our online scheduler, feel free to leave notes in the comment section.

Call or Text

If you have any questions, give us a call or text.  We have a full-time office manager available M-F 9-5 to answer your questions.  If no one answers, please leave a message, and we will call you back soon!

Email

Reviews

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Sample Reports

Can I see Sample Commercial Inspection Reports for the Asheville and WNC areas?

Education is our passion which is why it is our mission to help people buy, sell or maintain homes.  We are proud of our intuitive color-coded reports that help prioritize issues while also providing recommendations and upgrade items.  We use state-of-the-art HTML-based software that includes expandable pictures, videos, links, resources, articles, diagrams, and more.  Our reports also include the Create a Repair List feature which creates HTML and PDF documents that can be shared with sellers, agents, and contractors.  We have several different sample reports including videos of our sample reports that can be viewed here.


What is a Commercial Property Inspector in Asheville and WNC?

Commercial Property Inspectors are hired by people wanting to understand the condition of a property while buying, selling, or maintaining a Commercial Property.  Currently, there is not a Federal or State licensing requirement for Commercial Property Inspectors in the US and North Carolina however, the best professional to hire for Commercial Property Inspections in Western North Carolina is a State-Licensed Home Inspector that specializes in Commercial Inspections- typically these inspectors have additional certifications, training, insurances and equipment to perform Commercial Property Inspections.  Appraisers are not Commercial Property Inspectors.  Appraisers provide ‘Appraisals’ which are required by banks and are generally made for the benefit of the banks.  

All of our Commercial Property Inspectors are current State-Licensed Home Inspectors that exceed State minimum insurance and standard of practice requirements and have additional accreditations in Commercial Property Inspecting.  All of our Commercial Property inspectors are full-time W2 employees (not sub-contractors) and meet or exceed our company’s additional continuing education requirements.

What is a Commercial Property Inspection Report in WNC?

A Commercial Property Inspection report is a written evaluation of 2 or more components of a Property.

We use HTML-based inspection software that includes expandable pictures, videos, links, diagrams, and other resources.  Our intuitive reports are color-coded to help prioritize defects.  

Our Commercial Property 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.  Beyond communicating the issues and potential negotiating items, our reports are intended to help people move forward as property owners with helpful information and tips.

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 three 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

Commercial Property Inspection Service Areas

Is there a Commercial Inspection Company near me in Asheville and WNC area?

Builder Buddy offers Commercial Property Inspections in Asheville and the surrounding area, which includes most of Western North Carolina (WNC):

Buncombe County Commercial Property Inspections

Is there a Commercial Property Inspector near me in Buncombe County?

Builder Buddy offers Commercial Property Inspections in Buncombe County, including Asheville, Montreat, Biltmore Forest, Alexander, Black Mountain, Woodfin, Weaverville, Candler, and the surrounding areas.

Henderson County Commercial Property Inspections

Is there a Commercial Property Inspector near me in Henderson County?

Builder Buddy offers Commercial Property Inspections in Henderson County, including Hendersonville, Saluda, Fletcher, Laurel Park, Mills River, Flat Rock, and the surrounding areas.

Haywood County Commercial Property Inspections

Is there a Commercial Property Inspector near me in Haywood County?

Builder Buddy offers Commercial Property Inspections in Haywood County, including Canton, Clyde, Maggie Valley, Waynesville, Lake Junaluska, and the surrounding areas.

Madison County Commercial Property Inspections

Is there a Commercial Property Inspector near me in Madison County?

Builder Buddy offers Commercial Property Inspections in Madison County, including Hot Springs, Mars Hill, Marshall, and the surrounding areas.

Yancey County Commercial Property Inspections

Is there a Commercial Property Inspector near me in Yancey County?

Builder Buddy offers Commercial Property Inspections in Yancey County, including Burnsville and the surrounding areas.

McDowell County Commercial Property Inspections

Is there a Commercial Property Inspector near me in McDowell County?

Builder Buddy offers Commercial Property Inspections in McDowell County, including Marion, Old Fort, and the surrounding areas.

Polk County Commercial Property Inspections

Is there a Commercial Property Inspector near me in Polk County?

Builder Buddy offers Commercial Property Inspections in Polk County, including Saluda, Columbus, Tryon, and the surrounding areas.

Transylvania County Commercial Property Inspections

Is there a Commercial Property Inspector near me in Transylvania County?

Builder Buddy offers Commercial Property Inspections in Transylvania County, including Brevard, Rosman, and the surrounding areas.

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.

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 with Accessibility (ADA), Fire Safety Equipment and Requirements, Occupancy requirements, and Suitability of Use.  We do not inspect Restaurant equipment or any other special 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 available 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.

Commercial Property Inspections in Asheville and WNC

Our Company, Builder Buddy Inspections & Testing, provides Commercial Property Inspections, Pre-sale Commercial Property Inspections, Multi-family Commercial Property Inspections, Retail Building Commercial Property Inspections, Pre-Drywall Inspections, 11 Month Builder Warranty Inspections, Annual Maintenance Inspections, Mold Evaluations and Annual Maintenance Inspections.  We also provide additional inspection and testing services such as Radon Testing, Water Testing, Well and Septic Inspections, Mold Testing, and more.  We are a highly rated inspection company based out of Asheville that provides high quality inspection and testing reports and services.  If you are located within 40 miles of Asheville call us today to set up an appointment or schedule here.

About Builder Buddy Inspections & Testing

Builder Buddy is an Asheville-based inspection and testing company – our specialty is education and it is our mission to help people buy, sell and maintain their homes.  Builder Buddy is known for inspections and testing of all kinds in and around Asheville and Western North Carolina. We have 3 home inspectors on staff and an office manager ready to take your call.  We are licensed and insured and used state-of-the-art inspection and CRM software.

Why are we different from other home inspection companies?

Thorough and knowledgeable Commercial Property Inspectors

We spend more time on-site, writing reports, and following up with our clients than our competitors. Our highly trained state-certified inspectors have been chosen for their construction experience, professionalism, communication, and passion for learning.  Our inspectors are full-time W2 employees (not subcontractors) and are trained extensively for one year within the company (even after licensing), and then continue with regular reviews and advanced training above and beyond state requirements to ensure all of our inspections and testing our performed to a consistent and high level of quality.

Relevant, timely, and intuitive Inspection Reports

We always deliver our inspection reports the same or the next day.  We know how to communicate the difference between cosmetic items and expensive repairs.  We strive to bring important information forward in our reports and presentations– especially when it comes to safety, structural issues, water damage, and other expensive repairs or maintenance items.  Our color-coded HTML reports include additional diagrams, blogs, explainer videos, and more to help our clients understand our findings better.  

Highly responsive

Our full-time office manager, 3 home inspectors, 24/7 online help desk, and CRM software are here to help.  We pride ourselves on our communication before, during, and after the inspections.  We will remain available to you until all your questions are answered.  We are happy to set up video or phone calls after the inspection for clients that have more questions or were unable to be present at the inspection.

We focus on Education

Our passion is education and it is our mission to help people buy, sell and maintain commercial properties in WNC and beyond.  We have over 200 articles, videos and other resources to help our buyers before, during, and after a commercial property inspection.

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