BROWARD BUILDING RECERTIFICATION & MILESTONE INSPECTIONS
Our team of engineers has successfully completed thousands of building milestone inspections across Broward. Our expertise in both engineering and construction gives us a comprehensive understanding of how buildings are constructed which helps us identify where there are weaknesses or problems in the structure of a building. We can help simplify the process of completing your Broward Milestone inspection and Building Code 110.15. Whether you need a 25 year milestone inspection or a 10 year milestone inspection we can help you through the process and ensure your building is safe. Florida’s new Building safety inspection program replaced the 40 year inspection which you can learn more about below.
If you live in Broward County and received a letter with a NOTICE OF REQUIRED BUILDING SAFETY INSPECTION we can help! Buildings milestone inspections, Structural Integrity Reserve Studies, and other inspections are our specialties. The Broward County Building Department requires you to submit an inspection report within 90 days of receiving the letter according to the Broward County Board of Rules and Appeals. Failure to Submit within 90 days can cost you fines of up to $500 per day. This can be overwhelming but we are experts in inspections and can guide you through the process. Our engineering team has completed thousands of milestone inspections in Broward.
GATHER IMPORTANT INFO
Before calling us to start your Broward Milestone inspection the first step is to gather all the required information we require to send you a proposal. The information we require are the following: Your Title (Building Owner, Building Manager, Building Association Representative), Complete Name, Email, Two Contact Phone Numbers, the Address of the Building, Number of Stories, as well as the Number of Units. Without this information we can not send you any estimates or proposals.
GIVE US A RING
Once you have all of the information required you can either call us or message us through our website live chat. Without the information above we cannot give you a proposal. On most occasions we can provide a proposal for your milestone inspection in Broward County within 48 hours of receiving your request.
SIGN PROPOSAL & PAY DEPOSIT
Once we have all of your information we will send you an email with the proposal. When you have received it you can digitally sign the proposal and you will be prompted to pay the deposit. After the proposal has been signed and payment is made you can now move to the next step in the Broward Milestone inspection process.
OUR ENGINEERS WILL BE IN TOUCH
Once the deposit is payed and you have signed the proposal one of our engineers will reach out to you. We would advise to start the process as soon as you receive the letter because we are very busy with these inspections across Florida. It may take up to 3 to 4 weeks to get your appointment scheduled.
ONE LAST STEP!
Last but not least you will need to pay the remaining balance and we will send you the final report which you can submit to the Broward Building department or the building department that corresponds to your neighborhood. Regardless if you passed or failed the Broward milestone inspection you must submit the report before the due date. If your building did not pass the inspection, the Broward Building department will provide you with a 180 day extension to allow you to pull the proper permits required for the repairs.
Thats it your done with your Broward Milestone Inspection! After you receive a clean report from one of our engineers you can now submit the clean inspection report to the corresponding municipalities building department in Broward County, Fl. Your next building milestone inspection won’t be needed for another 10 years. One important thing to note is that we do not submit your report for you. We are not responsible if your building department does not receive the milestone inspection report on time.
A failed report is not the end! We won’t leave you hanging. If your building failed the Broward Milestone inspection you can submit your failed report to your Broward building department and they will give you an extension of 180 days. This will give you enough time to pull the required permits and get the structural repairs repaired. Once the repairs are completed we will review the repairs and provide you with a clean report which you can submit to the Broward building department.
Always check with your local municipality building department website for up-to-date changes in the laws and regulations required. For your convenience, we have listed their contact information below. You can contact the Broward building department if you have additional questions regarding the requirements. Broward requires additional inspections that are not enforced by the new SB 4-D law which include an electrical inspection, parking lot illumination inspection as well as a guard rail inspection.
BROWARD MILESTONE INSPECTIONS EXPLAINED
The Broward Building safety inspection program is an inspection program that checks for any structural issues or electrical issues in every structure or building in Broward that is 3 stories or more. It was formerly known as the Broward County 40 year inspection but is not broken down into two categories. In accordance with the new senate bill SB 4-D the milestone inspection are now required after 25 years. Regardless of the inspection you complete you are required to complete a milestone inspection every 10 years after. Broward county has additional inspection requirements besides the ones required by Florida’s new Building Safety Inspection program. Below we have listed the requirements.
Structural integrity of a building are the main component checked during the milestone inspection We examine cracks and spalling to check for any issues in your structure.
Broward County requires you to inspect your Electrical systems for all of the milestone inspections.
Broward County requires an additional parking lot illumination inspection as well as a guard rail inspection.
BROWARD 25 year recertifications
If your Building is located in Broward and is less than 3 Miles from the coast then you are required to complete the Milestone inspection once your building is 25 years old. According to the new Florida SB 4-D law, it must be completed by December 31, 2024, if the building is more than 25 years old, or on December 31 of the 25th year if it is not. The 40-year Broward building recertification has been changed in accordance with Florida’s new Building safety inspection requirements.
BROWARD 10 year recertifications
The 10 year milestone inspection remains the same. Regardless if you completed a 40 year inspection, 30 year inspection, or a 25 year inspection, you are required to complete a milestone inspection every 10 years after your last inspection.
WHAT'S INSPECTED WITH A BROWARD BUILDING RECERTIFICATION?
The Broward Milestone inspection process mainly focuses on the structrual elements of your building ensuring it is safe for use. In Broward there are additional requirements to inspect both your electrical system as well as parking lot illumination and guard rail inspection if you have a parking lot associated with your building. When performing a building recertification in Broward we will inspect the entire building and look for spalling or cracks in your columns, walls, balconies to look for issues. Hidden beneath spalls and cracks we usually find rusted rebar which is the structural component in concrete structures. When the rebar becomes rusted it expands cracking the surrounding concrete.
One thing we do not check in the milestone inspection is wether your building is up to code. The point of the Broward Milestone inspection is not to check for any code violations but only to inspect the building to make sure it is structurally sound and safe for continued use.
WHICH BUILDING IN BROWARD REQUIRE A MILESTONE INSPECTION?
Every Building in Broward that is 3 stories or higher is required by law to complete a Milestone Inspections. The new Senate Bill SB 4-D Building safety law states if your building is less than 3 miles from the coast then you are required to complete the inspection after 25 years and then every 10 years after.
WHO IS QUALIFIED TO PEFORM A MILESTONE INSPECTION IN BROWARD?
The milestone inspection can be performed by any certified Florida Engineer or Architect. We are an award winning Engineering & Construction firm with thousands of milestone inspections under our belt. We specialize in Building Inspections and would be happy to help you complete your 25 year, or 10 year milestone inspection in Broward.
HOW MUCH TIME DO I HAVE TO SUMBIT MY MILESTONE INSPECTION TO BROWARD?
Broward County will give you 90 days to complete the milestone inspection process. This does not mean that the building must be in perfect condition. It only means that the building department must receive your report whether you pass or fail by the 90 days. If you did not pass the milestone inspection you are still required to submit the report and Broward will usually give you 180 day extension so you can pull the required permits and get started on the repairs required. Always refer back to the letter your received from the Broward Building department for the exact dates. Counties are always updating the requirements so it is always best to visit the local building departments website for up to date information.
HOW MUCH DOES A MILESTONE INSPECTION COST IN BROWARD?
The cost to perform a milestone inspection on your property in Broward depends on many factors. Each engineering firm will use different methods of calculating the cost of a Broward milestone inspection. Some of the factors that can effect the cost of a milestone inspection in Broward are the square footage of the building, number of doors, number of units, complexity of the inspection, number of stories, and the travel time from the office. If you would like to get a proposal with an exact cost you could give us a call or message us on our live chat system.
DO YOU SUBMIT MY PLANS TO THE BROWARD BUILDING DEPARTMENT?
No, it is your responsibility to submit your passed or failed inspection to the corresponding Broward County Building department. We can guide you in the right direction and tell you where you need to go to submit your documents. If you scroll to the bottom of our process section you will find links to the broward building department permits page. Whether you passed or failed your milestone inspection you are required to send in the report prior to the due date to avoid any fines or penalties.
WHAT AREAS IN BROWARD DO YOU PERFORM BUILDING RECERTIFICATIONS?
We can perform a milestone inspection in any neighborhood in Broward including Hallandale Beach, Pompoano Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Flamingo Park, Las Olas Isles, Harbor Beach, Coral Shores, Melrose Park, Victoria Park, Dillard Park, Lake Ridge, Sunset, City View, Hollywood, Galt Mile, Harbordale, Rock Island, Dania Beach, Tarpon River, Coconut Creek, River Landings, Poinciana Park, Melrose Manors, Lauderdale by the sea, Sunrise Intracostal, Lauderdale Beach, Deerfield Beach, Pembroke Pines, Coconut Creek, Imperial point, Central Beach, Chula Vista, River Oaks, Plantation, Davie, Margate, Miramar, Tamarac, River Run, West Park, Knoll Ridge, Victoria Park, Lighthouse Point, Lauderdale West, Boulevard Gardens, Middle River Terrace, Southwest Ranches, North Lauderdale, Golden Heights, Wilton Manors, Flagler Village, Central Beach, Oakland Park, Coral Ridge, Cooper City, Riverland, Parkland, Rio Vista, Weston, Sunrise, Edgewood, Coral Springs, Sailboat Bend, Riverside Park, Pembroke Park, Hillsboro Beach, Riverland Village, Poinsettia Heights, and South Middle River.
DOES THE BUILDING SAFETY INSPECTION PROGRAM REQUIRE ME TO PUT MY BUILDING UP TO CODE?
No, building recertifications in Broward are put in place to check for any structural issues or electrical problems in your building. They are not to check for any code violations or about getting your building up to date with the latest building code standards.
IS THE 40 YEAR INSPECTION STILL REQUIRED IN BROWARD?
No, the 40 year inspection or 40 year recertification process was updated in accordance with Florida’s new SB 4-D Law which changes the inspection requirements from 40 years to 25 years. The 10 year milestone inspection remains the same as before and is still required after 10 years of completing any of the milestone inspections.
WHY DO I NEED TO DO A BUILDING SAFETY INSPECTION IN BROWARD?
The milestone inspection program or Building Safety Inspection program was put into place for the safety of anyone living in a building in Florida. It also ensures the safety of those surrounding the property. After the unfortunate event that occurred in Surfside Florida at the Champlain Tower, stricter requirements were put in place so that this does not happen again.
After a building reaches a certain age the structural elements can deteriorate over time and start to fail, especially if you live next to the coast. The salt molecules in the air start to penetrate small cracks in concrete and start to oxidize the structural rebar hidden beneath. This can cause the surrounding area to expand and crack compromising the building’s structural components. These concrete columns and load-bearing walls are under an enormous amount of pressure and if they are not structurally sound it can lead to catastrophic loss.
These inspection programs also help save building owners and associations from costly repairs when a small crack compromises an entire column. Identifying problematic areas early prevents having to perform larger more complex repairs in the future.