Tilt-up buildings provide large, easily modified interior spaces, making them very flexible for different uses over their lifespans
Oakland, CA (PRWEB) December 23, 2011
With more than 30 years of experience inspecting commercial and residential properties, First Rate Property Inspection provides top quality inspection services in the San Francisco Bay Area. Now, First Rate Property Inspection would like to discuss and educate consumers about tilt-ups. Concrete tilt-ups are the most common type of modern low-rise industrial and commercial construction in California.
"Tilt-up buildings provide large, easily modified interior spaces, making them very flexible for different uses over their lifespans," Roger Robinson of First Rate Property Inspection said. "These buildings are relatively easy to take care of. With periodic reviews of building conditions and a consistent maintenance program, costs to repair and upgrade systems can be scheduled to prevent interruptions to business operations and budgets."
Tilt-up buildings are an economical form of construction that have evolved for more than 40 years. They are constructed of precast concrete panels that are cast on the ground and then lifted or tilted into place to form the building's walls. Horizontal wooden ledgers are typically attached onto the insides of the tilt-up walls and plywood is nailed to this ledger. The plywood-framed roof also supports the walls vertically, and the vertical concrete panels are connected to each other with steel fasteners or braces.
When in need of a thorough home inspection, commercial-property inspection, repair estimates, reserve studies, floor plans or project management, rely on the first-rate services of Roger Robinson and his team at First Rate Property Inspection. They provide inspections throughout California and other Western states to create a network of highly qualified commercial inspectors nationwide.
"First Rate Inspectors are very familiar with seismic, hurricane, site stability and other structural issues. We will recommend an additional engineering evaluation if there are indications of needed corrections or upgrades. We can provide an engineering evaluation either as part of our original inspection or when we observe serious potential hazards during our inspection," Robinson said.
For more information on tilt-ups or any First Rate Property Inspection’s services, call 855-537-5326, view it on the web at http://www.firstratepi.com or visit 360 Grand Ave., Suite 194, Oakland, CA 94610.
About First Rate Property Inspection
First Rate Property Inspection provides easy-to-use reports on commercial properties, which accurately describe the conditions of the key components. First Rate provides valuable information that helps its clients make the important decisions necessary for purchasing, leasing, and maintaining commercial and residential properties.
The company’s inspection services include roof surfaces, drainage and flashings, HVAC, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, structural components, plumbing and electrical systems, exterior and interior components, and surfaces.