Building
Inspections

Midwest Environmental Consulting Services, Inc. (MEC) specializes in due diligence building inspections for commercial properties. Before any entity can purchase, sell, renovate, or demolish a commercial building, safety regulatory requirements must be met. MEC performs comprehensive building inspections in support of pre-renovation and pre-demolition activities.

The purpose of such building inspections is to identify conditions that may have a significant detrimental impact on its continued operation or create an ongoing issue. These conditions include the presence of hazardous and regulated materials, as well as system defects. That way, dangerous situations can be remediated before contamination or injury.

All inspections are performed by our state-licensed lead inspectors and risk assessors. Inspections can be performed on a limited or comprehensive basis.

Our pre-renovation and pre-demolition surveys are designed to meet the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Pollutants and state requirements that must be completed before the demolition or renovation of any commercial or public building.

Pre-renovation Building Inspections

Reduce your financial risk and liability. MEC finds significant building deficiencies before renovation. We achieve this by evaluating the condition and adequacy of the site, identifying immediate repairs and deferred maintenance issues.

Pre-demolition Building Inspections

MEC can identify materials that should or must be removed from the building before demolition. Our inspection team looks for the presence of universal wastes, hazardous and toxic wastes, and asbestos-containing materials.

All non-destructive, lead-based paint building inspections are completed by X-Ray Fluorescent (XRF) technology or paint chip sampling. Final reports identify the specific areas tested and document the measurement readings of any identified lead-based paint.

All samples are examined by a licensed analyst from an independent third-party laboratory which is accredited by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and takes part in the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP).