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HILLSBOROUGH BUILDING RECERTIFICATION & MILESTONE INSPECTIONS

Hillsborough Building recertifications help to ensure that your building is safe and does not have any structural or electrical problems. We have re-certified thousands of buildings across Florida and would be happy to help you to pass your Hillsborough milestone inspections. We are a Florida-registered professional engineering service with a 100% success rate in Building recertifications. What was once known as the Hillsborough 40 year inspection is now changed 30 year inspections, 25 year inspections, and 10 year inspections. This is part of the new Florida Building Safety Inspection program which was became effective on July 1, 2022 after the tragic condominium collapse in Surfside Florida.

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Did you receive a letter in the mail letting you know that your Hillsborough Building needs to be inspected? Most Hillsborough building departments require you to submit an inspection report within 90 days of receiving the letter. Have no fear G Batista is here to help. We are experts in the field of engineering and construction and are qualified to help you re-certify your building. 

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Gather IMPORTANT information

Prior to contacting us regarding your Hillsborough milestone inspection, ensure that you have all your important information available to expedite the  process of us giving you a proposal. We require the following information: Your Title (Building Owner, Building Manager, Building Association Representative), Full Name, Email, 2 Phone Numbers, Building Address, Number of Stories, and Number of Units.

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GET IN TOUCH WITH US

Contact us either by phone or utilize our live chat feature on our website. We can provide a building recertification proposal for your building in Hillsborough within 48 hours. Feel free to ask any questions about the process. We’re always here to assist you with the process of completing your Milestone inspection.

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SIGN & PAY DEPOSIT

Once we send out the proposal you will need to sign it and then you will be prompted to pay the deposit. Once you pay the deposit and the proposal is signed you are ready to move on to the next step in the Milestone inspection process.

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WE WILL GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU

Now that the propsal is signed and the deposit is payed one of our professional engineers will reach out to you and set up a date to inspect your building. You should start the milestone inspection process as soon as possible because of the high demand of these inspections it can take some time until your appointment is scheduled. 

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YOUR ALMOST DONE!

After our engineers inspect your building and we receive the remaining payment due we will send you the report. You can now send the report to the Hillsborough Building department for approval. Regardless whether you passed or failed the milestone inspection you must send in the report. If you failed the inspection don’t worry the building department will give you 180 days to address the structural issues in your building. 

PASSED INSPECTION

Congratulations! If one of our Hillsborough engineers inspected your building and there are no structural issues we will give it a passing score. You can now submit the passed inspection to the Hillsborough building department and you can now rest easy knowing your building is safe. Now that your milestone inspection is complete you won’t need to reinspect your building again for another 10 years. It is crucial to send in your report before the due date. We are not responsible if you miss the due date and are required to reinspect the building again.

FAILED INSPECTION

If your Hillsborough building failed the inspection, do not worry. You can submit your failed inspection to the Hillsborough building department. Most counties in Hillsborough will provide you with an extension of 180 days so you can fix any structural issues found. After the required repairs are completed we can review the repairs and provide you with a FREE re-inspection and a clean report that you can submit to the Hillsborough building department. That is the final step in the Milestone process and your building will not have to get re-certified for another 10 years.

Always refer back to your local Tampa or Hillsborough municipalities building departments laws and regulations. Although there is a state wide Milestone Inspection requirement some counties may require additional inspections. You can contact the local building department for up to date information regarding the local Hillsborough Building Inspection requirements.

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Hillsborough BUILDING DEPARTMENT

5701 E Hillsborough Ave # 1140

Tampa, FL 33610

(813) 272-5650

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TAMPA BUILDING DEPARTMENT

2555 E Hanna Ave

 Tampa, FL 33610

813-307-3980

WHAT IS A Hillsborough MILESTONE INSPECTION?

The Florida Building Safety Inspection Program also known as a Milestone inspection is part of Florida’s new Building Safety Inspection program that which looks for any structural or electrical components in your building that need to be addressed.  What was formerly known as the Hillsborough 40 year recertification is now the 30 Year recertification or 25 year recertification. The 10 year recertification are still part of the Milestone Inspection programSome counties in Hillsborough may require additional inspections such as an electrical safety inspection.

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Electrical

Some counties in Hillsborough require an additional Electrical Inspection. Check with your local building department to make sure.

Structural

The Structural components of your building are the most important elements of a Hillsborough Milestone Inspection. 

Hillsborough 30 YEAR RECERTIFICATIONS

The 40 year Hillsborough building recertification has now been changed. If you building is located more than 3 Miles from the Hillsborough coast then you are required to complete recertification after your building reaches 30 years. According to the new Florida SB-4D law it must be completed by December 31, 2024 if the building is more than 30 years old or on December 31th of the 30th year if it is not.

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Hillsborough 25 YEAR RECERTIFICATIONS

The 40 year Hillsborough building recertification has now been changed. If you building is less than 3 Miles from the coast then you are required to complete recertification once your building reaches 25 years. According to the new Florida SB-4D law it must be completed by December 31, 2024 if the building is more than 25 years old or on December 31th of the 25th year if it is not.

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Hillsborough 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 re-certify your building every 10 years after your last inspection. 

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FAQ

WHAT IS INSPECTED IN A Hillsborough BUILDING SAFETY INSPECTION?

Regardless if you need to complete a 40 year inspection, 30 year inspection, 25 year inspection, or 10 year inspection, we check all of the required structural components of your building to make sure your building is structurally sound. The main components we check are the Structural integrity and some counties require the Electrical system to be inspected. We will check for spalling or cracks in your concrete structure which may have underlying structural issues. Our experienced engineers are up to date with the current laws in Hillsborough and will help you complete your Hillsborough Milestone inspection.

WHAT BUILDINGS in Hillsborough REQUIRE A MILESTONE INSPECTION?

Any Building in Hillsborough that is more than 3 stories high is required to complete a Milestone Inspections in accordance with Florida’s new SB-4D Building safety law. Depending on your buildings proximity to the coast your milestone inspection may be required after your building reaches 25 year or 30 years of age. The 40 year recertification program was updated to 25 years or 30 years moving forward. 

Who is Qualified to peform a Hillsborough Milestone inspection?

The Hillsborough Building safety inspection can be completed by any certified Florida Engineer. Lucky for you we are highly experienced in this feild and have completed thousands of Milestone Inspections across Florida. We have a 100% Success rate when it comes to building milestone inspections and can assure your building is safe.

WHEN IS The Hillsborough BUILDING MILESTONE INSPECTION DUE?

Most likely you received a letter from your local Hillsborough building department when your building inspection is due. If your like us then you want to be prepared, before you are required to complete the recertification. When your inspection is due is based on your buildings proximity from the coast. If you are located 3 miles or less from the coast then your recertification will be required after 25 years but if your building is further than 3 miles then it will not be due till your building reaches 30 years old. 

What is the cost for a Hillsborough BUILDING recertification?

The cost for a milestone inspection in Florida starts from $1,500 and can go up from there. Every engineering company has a different way of calculating the cost. Some engineers charge a price “per door” or per apartment while other engineers will charge a fee based on the square footage of your building. The price may also change based on the location or the structure, how old it is, or how complicated it is to complete the inspection. 

In order to get an exact quote or proposal for your Hillsborough building inspection we would require you to contact us so that we can review your building. There is no way to give you an exact quote without having all of the information we require. Our engineers can provide you with an inspection proposal once they have reviewed your buildings age, location, proximity from the local office, and complexity of the inspection. 

Do you submit my plans to the Hillsborough BUILDING DEPARTMENY

No, we do not submit your passed or failed inspection to the Hillsborough Building department. You are required to submit all of the required documents to the corresponding local building authorities. Whether you passed or failed you are required to send in the report.If you failed your initial inspection do not worry. Once you send in your failed report the city will give you an extension on your due date so that you can repair the structurally compromised areas and pull the required permits for the job.

WHAT COUNTIES IN Hillsborough DO YOU PROVIDE BUILDING recertificationS?

We can provide you with a building recertification in all of Hillsborough including Tampa, Lithia, Sydney, Durant, Gibsonton, Thonotosassa, Sun City Center, Balm, Dover, Seffner, Valrico, Sun City, Brandon, Apollo Beach, Lutz, Ruskin, Mango, Odessa, Wimauma, Riverview, and Plant City. 

DO THESE INSPECTIONS REQUIRE ME TO UPDATE MY BUILDING TO THE LATEST CODE

No, building recertifications in Hillsborough are about ensuring your buildings safety and not about getting your building up to code. The Florida recertification program does not check if your building is up to code but instead focuses on the structural components of your structure.

is THE Hillsborough 40 Year INSPECTION STILL REQUIRED?

The 40 year inspection or 40 year recertification has now been updated in accordance with Florida’s new SB-4d Law which was passed after the tragedy that occurred when the building collapsed in Surfside Florida. The previous inspection requirement was after your building reached 40 years of age but it is now required after 30 year or 25 years depending on your proximity from the coast.

WHY IS THE MILESTONE INSPECTION REQUIRED IN Hillsborough?

Building certifications programs have always been required in Florida in order to maintain a level of safety for buildings across the state. However after the tragedy that occurred in Surfside Florida at the Champlain towers new laws were put in place that require buildings to pass an inspection much sooner than before. 

 The new Florida Building Safety Inspection program also known as the milestone inspection was updated from every 40 years to 30 or 25 years depending on your buildings distance from the coast. So why are any of these inspections required. 

Well, over time, as with anything buildings can require maintenance after a certain number of years. The complex structural components that buildings are comprised of can deteriorate and start to fail. These inspection programs primarily focus on the structural components of a building and help identify problems in your structure before they are serious. 

These inspection programs are not only beneficial to the safety of it’s inhabitants but can also save building owners and associations from costly repairs due to lack of maintenance. If you catch a problem early you can save thousands in future repair cost.

Buildings near the coast may experience premature wear on structural elements due to the salt ions in the air that are evaporated from the ocean. The Salt molecules can enter through minor cracks in concrete and penetrate the structural rebar inside. When this occurs the rebar gets rusted and expands causing pieces of concrete to break off exposing even more of the rebar and causing accelerated damage. This is why it is important to identify failing areas and address the issues before they become problematic and create unsafe living conditions.

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