Commercial Inspections & Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments
Located in Seaford, NY, GreenTauk Engineering has been serving the Long Island area since 2014. Learn more about our commercial inspections and environmental site assessments by contacting us at (516) 603-5770.
GreenTauk performs Property Condition Assessments (PCAs) of commercial properties. Once completed, a comprehensive inspection report is provided to the owner or prospective buyer. Items included in this inspection are:
Roof (if accessible).
Interior items such as kitchens, bathrooms, offices, shops/warehouses, and more
Frequently Asked Questions
GreenTauk Engineering is involved in the project from design through construction and has extensive experience in residential construction. GreenTauk will be onsite during the construction process numerous times throughout the course of construction to communicate with the owner and contractor and to verify compliance with the approved plans and building codes. The duration of the construction process can be shortened by being able to make decisions in the field based on our construction knowledge.
The owner of GreenTauk Engineering has been performing home inspections since 2004 and has evaluated over 4,000 houses. GreenTauk is often called in to determine structural conditions from other home inspection companies. John has extensive experience in flood zone houses and house elevation projects and has been teaching home inspection classes at Molloy College since 2006.
The design/approval process depends on many factors such as the size of the project, outstanding permit issues, the local municipality involved, surveys, etc. Each municipality has a time frame for review and approval of plans and depends on the amount of work they have and the number of employees they have dedicated for plan review. Many smaller municipalities have only part-time staff dedicated for plan review. GreenTauk will submit the plans and be in communication with the plan reviewer to expedite the process.
GreenTauk will meet with the owner to determine the extent of the project and prepare preliminary plans based on site measurements. Building records will be examined at the local municipality to verify zoning and check for outstanding permit issues. Depending on the size and scope of the project, zoning issues may require a variance. Once the preliminary plans are approved by the owner, GreenTauk will prepare final plans for submission to the municipality for review. Additional submissions may be required depending on the municipal review. Once the plans are approved and the appropriate permits secured, construction begins. GreenTauk Engineering will make numerous visits during the construction process until completion.
THOROUGH COMMERCIAL INSPECTIONS
Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments
Typically, a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is combined with the commercial inspection. The Phase 1 ESA is performed in accordance with ASTM E1527-13: Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments. Our team follows the protocol of this ASTM and provides a Phase 1 report with each assessment. This report details Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs) which are the presence or likely presence of any hazardous substances or petroleum products.
Professional Engineering Services Since 2014
GreenTauk conducts several engineering services including plans for additions and new construction, elevation certificates, and fire sprinkler design. Contact us today at (516) 603-5770. We serve Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County, and all five boroughs of New York City.