Banks, Conominiums, Industrial, Condo Conversions, Office Buildings, Shopping Centers, Office/Warehouses collage

Our clients include: Attorneys, brokers, small and large developers, buyers/sellers, lending institutions, etc.

Rely on BIS to Help Ascertain Your Property’s Condition and Avoid Costly Surprises.

The decision to purchase commercial property has many unknowns. To help avoid costly problems, most buyers seek the advice of qualified professionals such as brokers, appraisers, and attorneys. But who will advise you regarding the potential hidden structural problems that may exist in your building? Building Inspection Services (BIS) is a comprehensive professional service designed to give you the answers before you buy.

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Large residential condominium on the corner
Five story yellow and mint green residential condominium

No Building is too Large or Small

Types of new or pre-existing structures BIS inspects:

  • Apartment buildings

  • Warehouses

  • Office buildings

  • Strip stores

  • Hotels

  • Shopping centers

  • Restaurants

  • Gas stations

  • Industrial plants

  • Factories

  • Churches

  • Country clubs

  • Multiple building complexes

  • Residential buildings

  • Flex Spaces

  • Motels

Upon completion of the on-site inspections, BIS will provide a thorough and precise certified report detailing the observed deficiencies.

Inspection Types

  • Pre-closing functional inspections

  • Pre-leasing functional inspections

  • Condominium Conversion

  • Condo as-built assumption inspections

  • Draw verification or contract supervision

  • Design and/or forensic engineering services

  • Governmental code compliance inspections

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) assessments

  • Forty Year Re-certifications

  • Property insurance certifications

  • Litigation inspections and expert witness testimony

  • Permit history reviews

  • Cosmetic (workmanship) assessments

Since 1975 BIS has performed tens of thousands of inspections on both residential & commercial properties.

Inspections Performed

  • Air conditioning (HVAC) Systems

  • Budget estimates for repairs

  • Building code compliance

  • Controlled water tests

  • Doors & hardware

  • Electrical systems

  • Elevators

  • Exterior lighting systems

  • Fire & Life Safety Code compliance

  • Fire sprinkler systems

  • Insulation

  • Landscape/sprinkler systems

  • Maintenance recommendations

  • Moisture penetration

  • Mold/mildew certifications

  • Paving (driveway and/or parking lots)

  • Plumbing systems

  • Pool decks or patios

  • Restaurant equipment

  • Roofing systems

  • Seawalls

  • Site drainage

  • Smoke detectors

  • Solar heater systems

  • Structural components

  • Swimming pools

  • Tennis courts

  • Termite infestation

  • Washers & dryers

  • Water softener

  • Well pumps

  • Windows & hardware

Choosing the Right Inspection For You:

What is a Property Condition Assessment (PCA)?

A PCA, or Property Condition Assessment, is a set of standards for inspecting properties created by ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials).  It is a less comprehensive evaluation, sometimes required by insurance companies or lenders during a real estate transaction.

What is a Comprehensive BIS Inspection?

A BIS Commercial inspection is a thorough inspection of your property, from top to bottom, inside and out. BIS will provide a certified report on the complete physical condition of your prospective purchase, as well as advising you on the most economical methods of correcting defects. Cost estimates for repairs, where feasible, are provided.

What’s the difference between a PCA and a Comprehensive BIS Inspection?

BIS provides both PCAs and Comprehensive inspections.  Each have a specific purpose.  A Comprehensive BIS Inspection is typically ordered when the buyer of a property wants to determine the condition of a property to discover any hidden costs associated with the purchase.  A PCA is often ordered to satisfy the minimal standards of a lender or insurance company.

Beware of low-cost or partial inspections offered by others; You could be throwing your money down the drain with undetected repairs or problems.