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Who never faced unforeseen issues when purchasing a property?
To avoid unpleasant surprises, no stone should be left unturned when carrying out a building inspection, whether residential or commercial.
A skilled professional with professional insurance is required.
Although there is a huge number of building inspectors working on the market, only engineers can provide their clients with professional liability insurance within a legal framework (Code des Professions). The advantage of hiring an engineer to carry out the inspection is that not only do they have the knowledge of construction materials; they also possess knowledge of important design concepts of buildings and their integrated mechanical and electrical systems.
LE GROUPE SOLROC has a team of seasoned engineers able to provide physical condition assessment including repairs and/or replacement works estimate required within the short, medium and long terms.
LE GROUPE SOLROC engineers can also carry out exterior façade inspections and underground garage assessments required by the loi 122 that requires building owners to have the aforementioned inspections carried out specifically by an engineer.
The Inspection... for peace of mind
Inspection: protect yourselves
It is important to verify whether the person you are hiring to carry out the building inspection of your commercial or industrial property is in fact an engineer and to verify it online (www.OIQ.qc.ca) if they are a member of the related professional order.
As a qualified practitioner and member of a professional order, an engineer will not overlook possible hidden defects as opposed to a member of an inspectors association. Furthermore, the engineer will be able to attest to the integrity of the building; foundations, building envelope and roofing system and the engineer's judgement will usually prevail in a court hearing.
Another precautionary measure, as a buyer or investor, consists in assuring yourself that the desired property does not have any environmental issues that would compromise the intended use of the property or its real estate value. This study consists of a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, a pre-purchase study that is based on available public information and on a site visit to the property. Further investigation can be required (Phase II). It can also happen that soil decontamination works are required (Phase III). LE GROUPE SOLROC also has the expertise required to carry out the aforementioned studies and /or works.
PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT!
Items that could be covered by a professional building inspection:
- Exterior facades and interior parking garages
- Structural elements
- Mechanical and electrical systems
- Heating and air conditioning systems
- Fire protection
- Construction materials
- Exterior cladding
- Asphalt surfaces
- Roofing systems
- Anticipated repairs and/or replacements budget table
- Possible risks: Asbestos, pyrite, radon, hydrocarbons, lead, mold, PCBs...