Seattle Commercial Building Inspection
Seattle 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
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 Commercial Building Inspections in Seattle
Pacific Northwest Building Inspections will
examine every aspect of your Seattle commercial property, including:
• Retaining walls
• Parking areas
• Driveways and walkways
• Basement and crawl spaces
• Roof and gutters
• Siding and trim
• Plumbing systems
• Heating systems
• Air conditioning
• Porches and decks
• Spas or hot tubs
* Included only with an Infrared Inspection
City of Neighborhoods
grown through a series of annexations of smaller neighboring
communities. On May 3, 1891, Magnolia, Wallingford, Green
Lake, and the University District (then known as Brooklyn)
were annexed. The town of South Seattle was annexed on
October 20, 1905. Between January 7 and September 12, 1907,
Seattle nearly doubled its land area by annexing six
incorporated towns and areas of unincorporated King County,
including Southeast Seattle, Ravenna, South Park, Columbia
City, Ballard, and West Seattle. Three years later, after
having difficulties paying a $10,000 bill from the county,
the town of Georgetown merged with Seattle. Finally, on
January 4, 1954, the area between N. 85th Street and N.
145th Street was annexed, including the neighborhoods of
Maple Leaf, Lake City, View Ridge and Northgate.
Over a dozen
Seattle neighborhoods have Neighborhood Service Centers,
originally known in 1972 as "Little City Halls" and even
more have their own street fair and/or parade during the
summer months. The largest of the city's street fairs
feature hundreds of craft and food booths and multiple
stages with live entertainment, and draw more than 100,000
people over the course of a weekend. In addition, at
least half a dozen neighborhoods have weekly farmers'
markets, some with as many as fifty vendors.