What is a 40 year recertification inspection?
When a building turns 40 years old, a mandatory inspection is required to ensure that the structure still meets safety standards and current building codes, and to identify areas that are in need of updating in order to bring the structure up to par. Every ten (10) years after that, you’ll have to get another re-inspection done for the same purpose, and to keep an eye on structures as they age and become more likely to show signs of disrepair.
We inspect, verify & quantify your entire structure so that it can meet or exceed the city and state codes.
Allow us to inspect and bring to code all your parking illumination needs.
We inspect the electrical items of your building to make sure they comply with all state and city requirements.
Hire real professionals to perform your building inspections
Whether your building is just celebrating its 40th birthday or if you have a century-old structure at hand, the experience and attention to detail that our professional inspector brings to the occasion is crucially important to the safety of your building, and the future of the structure itself.
Ultimately we all have the same goal — we want your buildings to be safe for occupancy and to have a long life. So if your inspector either doesn’t know what he’s looking at, or doesn’t know what to look for, or is simply looking for a passing inspection in order to skip out on prescribing the work required to bring your structure up to par — then the people in the building face a serious risk of danger, and your building may very well experience more rapid structural decay than if it received the service it needs.
Our licensed and experienced professional inspectors get the job done right — every time. We take the time to fully investigate every area of your building inspection in order to produce an accurate representation of the status of your building, provide commentary as to how to bring deficiencies up to code, and ultimately lend the professional support you need to protect your structure and the people in it.
Whether you’re part of a homeowner’s association, a property owner or manager, or even a private homeowner, we bring the same professional touch to your 40-year inspection in order to facilitate your success.
THE 3 STAGES
To begin, the fastest way to obtain a formal quote is by filling and submitting our QET A QUOTE FORM. After our team receives your details someone will follow-up with you and discuss any questions or concerns you may have. We provide competitive pricing, without sacrificing due diligence or professionalism. Inspection cost varies depending on the size of your property.
Secondly, once our proposal is signed, you can schedule your inspection with one of our team members.
FORTY YEAR RECERTIFICATION INSPECTION DURATION
The time spent inspecting a property depends heavily on 3 points: Type of structure, Building size, and Existing condition. Every building inspector has his/her own method and routine they like to use to analyze and document their findings. Therefore we created a time block based on the footprint of a building:
1-5,000 Square-Feet = 1-1.5 Hours
5,000-10,000 Square-Feet = 1.5-2 Hours
10,000-15,000 Square-Feet = 2-3 Hours
Ranges above just estimate duration will vary on a case by case basis.
Our turnaround time for reports is usually about 7-10 working days. Expedited services are available for a fee. Finally, when your report arrives it will be signed and sealed by our Senior engineer who holds an active P.E. license in the State of Florida. It will have instructions on what to do next, depending on the outcome of your inspection result. Whether PASS or FAIL we will help you through the entire process so you’re never without guidance or direction.
Do I have to get a 40-year building inspection?
It may seem like too much of a hassle, or something that you could safely skip out on altogether. But it’s actually an absolute necessity, not only to remain compliant with current building codes and standards, but to also to guarantee the safety of the occupants therein. It’s not just a red tape matter — it really is about people’s safety.
No matter the location or the materials or the environment, it’s inevitable that at some point, time will take its toll on any kind of building or structure. Not only that, but if you’ve made any kind of alterations to the building over the course of its 40 year lifetime, then an inspection will be required see if those alterations meet building codes and standards, and how to bring them up to code if they don’t.
Even if that’s not enough to convince you — the fact is, your 40-year inspection is a legally required mandate. It’s not something that’s optional to you or anyone who owns or manages a 40-year-old building.
What can I expect?
Your local or regional entity will provide you with a checklist of elements that must be inspected in order to guarantee safety and compliance with current codes. The inspection elements focus on matters of safety, not on matters of aesthetics — don’t worry if your building has outdated carpet or window shades. The inspection will be looking at things such as structural integrity and the electrical system — the things that actually determine whether a building is still safe.
While the process appears fairly straightforward, you still want to guarantee you have an experienced team of professionals performing your 40-year inspection. The form itself makes it look very simple — it’s basically a checklist and a few blank areas for notes, observations and commentary.
But in reality, your inspector must understand the intricate details of every element presented on the list. Failure to recognize the details could put the occupants in danger, and shorten the lifespan of the structure.
Get in touch with us today to schedule your inspection or to find out more about our professional services.
OSCAR Y. SOUFFRONT P.E
LIC. FL PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER
LIC. FL GENERAL CONTRACTOR
Broward County 40 Year Building Safety Inspection Program
Miami-Dade 40/50 Year Certification Program