Lynnwood Commercial Building Inspections
Lynnwood commercial property, it’s paramount to learn about the
condition of the building, including its roof, siding,
copings, penetrations, and overall structure before engaging
in any commercial transaction.
commercial buildings, for instance, have flat roofs, often
with HVAC systems mounted on them. These types of roofs have
a shorter life cycle than sloped roofs and are prone to roof
infrared technology, Pacific Northwest Building Inspections recently
discovered close to 30 leaks in a 28,000 sq ft building in Lynnwood
where the roof looked completely intact based on an
exterior examination. The repair for these discovered
leaks would have exceeded $300,000, or 30% of the
proposed selling price.
Pacific Northwest Building Inspections also recommends that a mechanical, electrical, and
plumbing contractor inspect HVAC systems, electrical
systems, and sewer systems respectfully.
Typically, HVAC systems are roof mounted, leading to
frequent leaks at their attachment points.
• A video
analysis of a sewer system can detect damaged pipes and
save thousands of dollars (even up to $100,000) in the
repairs of a commercial drain line caused by
unsuspecting but very corrosive drain cleaners.
Electrical systems typically are added to over time,
sometimes by qualified electrical contractors, but other
times, by part-time plant maintenance people. Not only
could these repairs be costly, but also the system may
not be up to code and there may be serious fire hazards.
power and the proper knowledge of the building you are
purchasing could save you hundreds of thousands of dollars
Comprehensive Inspection, Inside
Pacific Northwest Building Inspections will
examine every aspect of your commercial property, including:
• Retaining walls
• Parking areas
• Driveways and walkways
• Basement and crawl spaces
• Roof and gutters
• Siding and trim
• Doors and windows
• Electrical panels*
several more data points.
* Included only with an Infrared Inspection
Bit About Lynnwood, Washington
officially incorporated on April 20, 1959, from a larger
unincorporated area called Alderwood Manor. The area was
originally platted, developed, and sold as 1-acre (4,000 m2)
lots designed for raising chickens. Even today you can see
many of the original 80 year old homes that were the chicken
ranches, and old bulidings. Former Masonic Temple bulit
in 1919 still stands today near 36th Ave W and 196th St Sw
"Lynnwood" comes from a developer from Seattle who planned
to build something at Highway 99 and Alderwood Road (now
196th ST SW). He named the building "Lynn" for his wife and
"wood" for Alderwood. Many other stores around took the name
Lynnwood and were known as the Lynnwood Business District.
Some buildings still stand such as Lynnwood Center (home to
Safeway) and the first to say "Lynnwood", The Lynnwood
Lumber Company (now a pawn shop).
center of the incorporated city was the intersection of
State Route 99 (Highway 99) and State Route 524 (196th
Street SW). When I-5 was built, the exit onto 44th Avenue
West became the main Lynnwood exit. At that time, the city
zoned the area East of 48th W, south of 194th SW, and west
of the new freeway for commercial development, and the
current city center area was born, with the construction of
the Fred Meyer store, a new hotel called the Landmark (now
La Quinta Inns & Suites) on 200th and 44th, and other