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Multi-Family Building Inspection

For a multi-family building…

The inspection process  is a visual, non-invasive examination of the property’s condition at the time of the inspection.  Our goal being to provide you with a comprehensive report of everything we can see and equip you with the information and knowledge so you can make an educated decision regarding an investment property purchase.

The objective visual examination of the physical structure and major systems from roof to foundation per ASHI “Standards of Practice” (based on accessibility to all areas and units of the property). A standard building inspection report typically summarizes findings from a visual inspection of the property’s condition, often including heating and central air systems, interior plumbing and electrical systems; roof, attic and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; foundation, basement, and visible structures.

Our multi-family building inspection scope includes:

Exterior Components

  • Fences, Garden walls
  • Paved walks, Drives and Patios
  • Retaining walls
  • Decks, Terraces
  • Surface drainage
  • Landscaping
  • Roof, Chimney, flashing, valleys
  • Gutters, downspouts
  • Driveways, patios, decks, porches
  • Exterior wall surfaces [brick, siding, stucco, trim, etc.]
  • Entries, Porches, Balconies
  • Windows
  • Garages

Structure, Insulation, Venting, Moisture

  • Foundation, Beams, Columns, Footings
  • Floor, wall, ceiling and roof framing
  • Basement and crawl space environments
  • Attic, wall and crawl space insulation and ventilation
  • Chimneys, Vents

Mechanical systems and Utilities

  • Electrical service entry, service panels, wiring, outlets, lighting and controls
  • Drinking water entry, piping, fixtures, water pressure and volume
  • Wastewater piping, flow, venting, pumps
  • Groundwater management and pumps
  • Natural gas distribution and integrity
  • Heating system, distribution and controls, Humidification
  • Cooling system, distribution and controls
  • Water heating and distribution
  • Laundry connections and equipment

Living space

  • Wall, floor and ceiling surfaces
  • The operation of doors, windows and hardware
  • Kitchen surfaces and appliances
  • Bathroom surfaces, fixtures and ventilation
  • Fireplaces
  • Staircases
  • Access to attics and crawl spaces


  • Siding, Trim and Roofing surfaces
  • Garage structure
  • Overhead door and Operator
  • Passage door
  • Garage electrical

Supplemental Services and Inspections can be arranged/scheduled at the same time like, radon gas testing, termite, sewer lateral, irrigation.

building inspection find - leaking galvanized water pipe fitting
building inspection find - poorly installed flue liner vent cap
building inspection find - double lugged circuit breaker
termite home inspection find - termite damage
Building inspection find - defective water valve and corrosion at the thermal expansion tank
building inspection find - vent pipe to short
Inspecting the roof as part of a home inspection

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