The Interview


Why is the commercial client interview so important? What is the commercial client interview? Unlike the residential inspection the commercial inspection is not a cookie cutter experience. For most, the commercial inspection is a unique event. Typically, no two buildings or building inspections are alike. This is why the interview is so important. A commercial... Read more »
Not every commercial client is a seasoned veteran.  Everyone has to make a first time purchase at one point in a business lifecycle.  These are some of our favorite clients. When The BrickKicker started performing commercial property inspections 30 years ago the process was mostly academic and the clients were not part of the process. ... Read more »
Commercial buildings have the opportunity to have several different types of roof materials installed on the properties.  Each material has a different life span expectation and maintenance requirement.  Here are two: Modified Bit Roof The older style or norm is to place a Modified Bitumen.  This style of roof is technically referred to as torch-down... Read more »
In a recent stay at a National hotel brand I got to see poor weatherproofing first hand.  It is monsoon season in the desert and it rained everyday.  When it rains the water from the upper floors migrates through the concrete seams to the lower floors.  This migration cannot be good for the structural components... 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 »
The BrickKicker has been providing Commercial Building inspections for almost all of it’s 32 years of operation.  Being a multi-inspector firm there was always someone on staff with the experience or expertise to provide this service to our clients. In 2016 we saw a need in the industry to not only build a new separate... Read more »
The packaged HVAC unit is also called a RTU (roof top unit).  This is a unit where the heating and air conditioning are both contained in the same assembly.  These are called RTU’s because they are most often located on the roof, but can also be installed on the ground and ducted through a sidewall... Read more »