Brick and other types of concrete masonry are designed to last for a long time, but sometimes, there are problems with masonry joints and other aspects of masonry buildings. Commercial masonry joint inspections can be done on commercial buildings and often should be done under these circumstances.
When Buying an Old Masonry Building
You might have come across the perfect old building to buy for your retail store, convenience store or other business. Before you fall in love with the building, though, you will need to be aware of the condition that it's in. If the building isn't in good shape, then you're probably either going to want to move on to another building that might be for sale or prepare to make improvements to the building that you're currently interested in. A commercial masonry joint inspection will help you make sure that the masonry is in good condition before you purchase an older masonry building. If you find out that it's not in good condition during the inspection, then you can decide to either move on to another building that might be for sale or set aside a budget to make improvements once you buy the building.
When Making Changes to Your Masonry Building
You might already own a commercial masonry building and might not have had any problems with it so far. However, if you are going to be making big improvements to the building -- such as if you are planning on adding on -- then you will need to make sure that the original structure is in good condition. One part of the process is to have a commercial masonry joint inspection done on your building. Then, you will know if improvements need to be made before you can add on or otherwise make big changes to your building.
When Tearing Down an Old Masonry Building
If you own an old masonry building that you are planning on tearing down, you might assume that the building isn't of use anymore and should be torn down. Before you spend the money on a demolition and tear down an old building that might actually be repairable, though, you will need to know what kind of condition it might be in. Even if the building appears to be in poor condition right now, it might be repairable. Having an inspection done on the condition of the masonry is a good way to find out if this might be the case.
Contact a company, like G.H. Erickson & Son, for more help.