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.

Our 3 Simple Steps To Recertification

QUOTING

The quickest way to obtain your detailed 40 year recertification inspection quote is to simply click here REQUEST A QUOTE. A person from our office will quickly generate a detailed proposal and send via email within 1 business day.

INSPECTING

Next, once you sign our proposal you will receive an email notification along with a link to our online inspection calendar. Choose from the available dates and time shown on the calendar and your all set for your recertification inspection.

REPORTING 

Report turnaround time is about 5-7 business days after your inspection. Your report will  arrive via one day priority mail. Also, a digital copy of your 40 year recertification report will be stored safely in your account available to you anytime you need it. 

Your recertification report will include the following type of inspections.

STRUCTURAL INSPECTION

We inspect, verify & quantify your entire structure so that it can meet or exceed the city and state codes.

ILLUMINATION INSPECTION

Allow us to inspect and bring to code all your parking illumination needs.

ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS

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.

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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.

Our Team

OSCAR Y. SOUFFRONT P.E

LIC. FL PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER

JOHN SOUFFRONT

LIC. FL GENERAL CONTRACTOR

BILL MORENO

PROJECT MANAGER

Broward County 40 Year Building Safety Inspection Program
http://www.broward.org/CodeAppeals/Documents/bsi2009.pdf

Miami-Dade 40/50 Year Certification Program
http://www.miamidade.gov/pa/property_recertification.asp

https://souffrontengineering.com/40-year-re-certification/

https://souffrontengineering.com/structural-inspection/

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