Last week I got a call from a client we worked with several years ago. They are a distribution company that has outgrown their facility. They have investigated multiple options to solve their space needs. These options ranged from building a new facility, leasing an off-site building, to buying an existing warehouse. They located an existing building that seems to fit their needs but it has a sight problem. The southeast corner of the building has settled 18”+ over the years (They are not looking to buy the Leaning Tower of Pisa; I just think this is a cool picture and it illustrates my point). The current owner of the property tells them that the settlement has stopped and all is stable today. As he says “Just put up with a sloped floor and all will be fine.” With that, they called us.
They do have interest in this building because overall it is adaptable to their operations. They also know that “Due Diligence” must be completed in order to fully understand all the issues/problems this property may have, very smart thinking on their part. So why is getting a Professional Engineer or Architect to help you with your Due Diligence a smart thing?
- Because you or your staff may not have the expertise or experience in facilities design.
- You do not want to buy a property with a problem without understanding the problem.
- You will not want to own a building that may have Building Code violations.
We would love the opportunity of working with you as you complete your Due Diligence on your next project. I look forward to your call…