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Joliet Commercial Building Inspection

If you are thinking of buying or selling commercial property in the local area, a building inspection from qualified Ralph's Home Inspection Service inspectors will save you from costly surprises during real estate negotiations. We will ensure that your property is in compliance with local fire and regulatory codes.

Ralph's Home Inspection Service commercial building inspections include a professional evaluation of:

Foundations and basements

Any issue with a foundation often has consequences for the rest of the structure. A shift in the foundation will cause a loss of integrity which will become an expensive repair. Moisture issues are also of specific importance when inspecting a basement as excess moisture can lead to mold.

Interior structure

Load bearing walls must be in prime condition but there is more than just that. Insulation and the buildings ability to stop heat transfer is immensely important to the overall functionality of the property. We verify the following:

  • Walls
  • Ceilings
  • Windows
  • Doors, stairways
  • Railings

Exterior components

Whatever material used on the exterior of the building is its main form of protection against the elements. If the exterior is compromised, then further inspection is required to find out just how extensive the damage is.

Roof structures and overhangs

If a roof is not properly protecting its occupants or the structure, it can lead to unforeseen water damage and result in costly repairs.

Electrical distribution systems

Is everything up to code? Are the electrical needs of the occupants met? Is it energy efficient?

Heating and cooling systems

HVAC systems are crucial to the welfare of a building’s occupants. However, larger buildings have extensive ductwork and if there is a problem that means that certain areas are not getting the appropriate amount of efficient climate control.


Is your home experiencing leaks, constantly running toilets or clogged drains? How old are the pipes? There are many plumbing issues that you need to know about before you buy.

These are only a few of the services we perform on the commercial buildings of Joliet. For a more complete understanding please feel free to contact us!

An official Ralph's Home Inspection Service inspection includes a complete written report that details the precise condition of a building in Joliet based on a number of factors:

  • Building size
  • Building age
  • Height
  • Location
  • Access
  • Previous & intended use

Commercial Inspection Vs Residential Inspection

Inspection services for commercial buildings in Joliet differ slightly from residential inspections by providing a full in-depth analysis of a range of factors useful to realtors, investors, contractors and other building professionals. Ralph's Home Inspection Service inspectors place personal safety at the forefront of each inspection and provide information that helps property holders ensure that their buildings are free from insect infestation, fire hazards and are structurally intact.

Ralph's Home Inspection Service provides inspections in Joliet for a variety of commercial buildings including:

  • Apartment Buildings
  • Condominiums
  • Industrial Buildings
  • Retail Complexes
  • Office Buildings
  • Convenience Stores
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Strip Malls
  • Warehouses

Free Estimates on Commercial Real Estate Inspections

If you are the type of business owner who likes to make informed decisions, then our free estimates on our commercial inspection services will help you do just that. All you need to do is get in touch with our staff with some of the details of your property, and we will gladly provide you with an honest and trustworthy estimate on what we will charge to assess it.

Certified Commercial Building Inspectors

Commercial building inspections can be quite a bit more in-depth and complicated than residential jobs. As such, it is important to work with an inspection company that is qualified to work with your particular type of property. At Ralph's Home Inspection Service, we have all of the training and resources that we need to provide you with an inspection that you can feel good about.

Straightforward Commercial Inspection Reports

We want to provide our clients with information that they can use. For this reason, we are dedicated to promptly delivering our inclusive inspection reports shortly after your inspection date. We promise that our reports will be easy to understand and provide you with functional data that you can use to make smart decisions regarding your business property.

Additionally, if you ever have any questions about the report you have received, all you need to do is get in touch with us, and our team will gladly address all of them.

Easy to Schedule Commercial Property Inspectors

We strive to accommodate our clients in every way possible, which includes our commitment to offering a streamlined scheduling process. We make it simple to find a time in our schedule that works for you, both through our website or by calling our office. We will do everything we can to work around your operation and provide you with our services at a time that makes sense for you.

Thorough Commercial Building Inspectors

Here at Ralph's Home Inspection Service, we do not take any shortcuts when it comes to the services we provide. We promise to put our full effort into every commercial inspection that we provide, so you can always feel confident in the information that we provide. We promise to leave no aspect of your building overlooked and provide you with a comprehensive report on the status of your property.

Up to Date Commercial Inspection Technology

We aim to provide the most authoritative inspections possible, which is why we remain dedicated to using the best possible equipment to complete our work. We frequently assess the state of our tools and pay careful attention to advances in the industry to determine if upgrades are necessary. Our readings are guaranteed to be accurate so that you can make educated decisions with our information.

Over 15 Years of Commercial Inspection Experience

Having provided our reliable inspection services since 2004, we’re honored to have established ourselves as one of the area’s most trusted commercial inspection companies. Throughout our time in business, we have never wavered in our dedication to providing quality work for all of our commercial clients. When you want an accurate assessment, put your trust in a well-established company.

Accurate Inspection for All Commercial Buildings

Qualified to provide reliable services for a variety of commercial structures, ranging from new constructions, to heritage buildings, Ralph's Home Inspection Service’s highly skilled inspectors have years of experience that property owners can rely on for important investment decisions. Call us for more information and to schedule an appointment.

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