5 Reasons to Hire a Coatings Inspection CompanyJanuary 30, 2023 at 7:47 PM
As Property Managers, building owners, and strata councils you can find yourselves facing the daunting task of organizing a large repainting project for your building. Whether it’s a townhouse complex, multi story condo tower, low rise apartment building, or a commercially tenanted building, these big projects are no small undertaking and demand one’s time, energy, and some degree of knowledge of the steps required to organize and manage the project through to completion.
The efficient and effective alternative is to have a coatings inspection company such as Inspec Consulting Services provide you with the expertise to professionally manage your repainting project. The following are five reasons for including the services of Inspec Consulting for your next exterior or interior recoating project.
Fair and Balanced Process
The first reason you should hire a coatings inspection company such as Inspec Consulting is because we will provide for you the playbook for the project, which is the written specifications. The specifications are fundamental to producing a successful project as they list in black and white exactly what is to be done with no grey areas left up for interpretation. With written specifications, the vetted contractors invited to tender will be doing so apples to apples and a fair comparison of the bids can be made to aid in the all-important selection of your contractor.
Protecting Your Investment
The second advantage to having Inspec Consulting manage your project is we work for you. We are your eyes and ears on the work site. We are there on your behalf to protect your investment and to ensure you are getting exactly what you are paying for, and that the contractor performs his tasks in accordance with the scope of work and the specifications.
The third advantage is that your project is being inspected by industry qualified coatings inspectors with the knowledge, experience, and technical expertise to inspect every stage of the project. Inspec Consulting Services Inspectors have over 65 years of industry experience combined.
The initial washing is inspected to ensure the substrates are sufficiently clean for recoating. Any necessary repairing of wood or concrete substrates will be checked and we will inspect the priming, caulking, and each applied coat to ensure full coverage has been achieved. And finally, through to deficiency inspections and ensuring these have been corrected prior to the project being signed off as completed eliminating the need for a long, drawn-out completion process.
A fourth advantage to hiring Inspec Consulting is you are provided with written reports after every inspection by the projects inspector and emailed to you within 24 to 36 hours which makes the reports extremely time relevant. The reports include photographs which greatly aid in visually reporting of the current progress of the project ensuring that all interested parties have the most up to date information on the progress of the job.
The fifth reason for hiring Inspec Consulting as your coating inspection company is we can vet the contractor’s invoices or draws to ensure the amount of work being invoiced for has been done. This step starts at the beginning of the project with our inspectors checking each step has been completed as per the scope of work and specifications. This gives you the added peace of mind that the area being invoiced for has not only been coated but that your inspector has checked the cleaning, prepping, and application of the correct number of specified coats in the approved colours has been applied. Your inspector will also check that the correct products are being used and that only sealed containers are brought onto the site and that they are the products that have been specified and that they are in the approved colours for the project.
If you are in the midst of planning a repaint project for your stratified building or commercial property, contact us today for a free quotation and a walk-through on how we can help you with your project every step of the way.