Commercial Inspections

Commercial certification

Offering Commercial Property Inspections based on ASTM Standard E 2018-08 guide.

  •  Apartment
  • Retail
  • Industrial
  • Warehouse
  • Office
  • New construction

Commercial inspections are not just limited to buyers of commercial property.  Current property owners, tenants, property managers, leasing agents or lenders all potentially have a need for a commercial property inspection.

The scope of my inspections starts with the baseline Property Condition Assessment process as outlined in the ASTM Standard E 2018-08 as a starting point.  The scope of the standard can be expanded to include dismantling and operation of readily accessible equipment and systems, maintenance recommendations with budgets, long term replacement schedules and cost to remedy deficiencies with no minimum cost threshold.  This usually eliminates the need for obtaining service documents and interviewing called for in in the standards.  The end result can provide a more detailed picture of the condition of major and minor building components and maintenance (good or poor) has affected its life span and related maintenance costs.  The final report will list the deficiencies, budgets figures to remedy them and a detailed report with representative photos where appropriate.

Commercial property inspections and property condition assessments include the condition, life expectancy and repair/replacement budgets for the roof systems, electrical services, common plumbing including hot water heaters, heating units, HVAC units, interior/exterior walls, floors, windows and finished areas along with the grounds and surface lots adjacent to the building.  When possible the report will include interviews with management and maintenance staff, providers of maintenance contracts on key components.

 Designed to meet your Needs

 Footprints Property Inspections is accustomed to performing a variety of inspection tasks for clients, including:

  • Comprehensive inspections for buyers/investors prior to closing
  • Pre-lease or exit inspections for tenants to protect damage deposits
  • Partial inspections, such as roofs
  • Inspections to meet lender requirements
  • Walk-through, pre-bid assessments for potential buyers
  • New construction progress inspections and final inspections

 What is ASTM Standard E 2018-08?

In August of 1999, the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) published a standard guide for performing Property Condition Assessments (PCA).  The purpose of the guide is to define good commercial and customary practice in the U.S. for conducting a baseline PCA.  the assessment is to include the improvements located on a parcel of commercial real estate by performing a walk-through survey and conducting research as outlined in the guide.  The guide was further revised in 2002 to include standards for Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility.


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