Cost To Cure?


For years commercial inspections have included Cost To Cure tables and forecasts for future repair estimates and for years these have been wrong.  Yes, I said they have been wrong.  They are wrong because they are typically created by the inspector using various tables, resources, and the internet and not a specialize contractor who will... Read more »
Should you have an inspection before you enter into a lease?  Absolutely yes!  This especially true if you are entering into a triple-net or modified triple-net lease. This type of least places the maintenance and potential replacement of certain capital items upon the responsibility of the tenant.  Imagine entering into a lease of a 35... Read more »
The inspection of manufacturing, industrial, or some office spaces, often include a loading dock feature. This is the means for which deliveries flow to and from the building. Industrial or shipping buildings could have dozens of docks spread across the building campus. A professional commercial building inspector has to have an understanding of how a... Read more »
Too many times a client will call up and immediately want to know how much the Building Inspection is going to be instead of asking about the service that will be offered.  Why is that?  Is this a service or a commodity? The BrickKicker commercial building is inspection goes well beyond the basic commodity and... Read more »
A The BrickKicker Commercial Inspection is not like any other commercial inspection being performed.  A The BrickKicker inspection is much more then that…it is an experience. First, The BrickKicker has been performing commercial inspections for over 30 years.  We have developed a process that is similar to one that has been proven successful on the... Read more »
The BrickKicker Commercial would like to thank all of their clients for another great year.  2021 presented another record growth and allowed us to be a part of 175 client’s dreams and growth objectives.  We had the opportunity to inspect over 2.5 million square feet and 475 front doors to various apartment buildings. The brickKicker... Read more »
A sewer camera inspection can be much more than placing a camera into the sewer line and looking for issues.  Many building owners should think beyond the traditional sewer inspection and consider going down vent stacks from the roof. A camera could be placed in a plumbing vent stack.  This is very important in multi-family... Read more »
Stairs and Railings Every commercial building inspector is trying to climb the stairs to success but not all stairs have the same levels of protection.  Like so many other systems present in a building, stairs too have certain set standards that have to be present.  It is through these standards that a building can maintain... Read more »
Some might think walk in or accessing a roof is the least safe element of a commercial property inspection.  While the roof can be dangerous the single most unsafe element of a commercial building inspection is the electric. If you are a “residential inspector” you are used to having services of 60 to 200 amps. ... Read more »
While inspecting any existing building these elements are typically already present and looking for them is something that is typically excluded through contract and agreement or through omission but these are very important elements that should be part of every inspection.  Because they are excluded they are often overlooked during the inspection process. Before inspecting... Read more »