Dock/Pier Inspection

Dock and Pier Inspection

Our dock or pier inspection involves a thorough evaluation of structures built over water, typically extending from the shoreline into a body of water, such as a lake, river, or ocean. This inspection aims to assess the condition, safety, and functionality of the dock or pier.

Key Components of a Dock/Pier Inspection:

  1. Structural Integrity: Inspection of the structural components, including pilings, beams, joists, and decking, to check for signs of deterioration, rot, or damage.
  2. Fasteners and Connectors: Examination of bolts, screws, nails, and other fasteners for corrosion or looseness, ensuring the dock’s stability.
  3. Decking and Surface Condition: Assessment of the decking material (wood, composite, concrete, etc.) for wear, splintering, cracks, or rot that could pose safety hazards.
  4. Support Systems: Inspection of cross braces, supports, and tie-backs to ensure they are secure and properly aligned.
  5. Electrical and Lighting: Evaluation of electrical components, such as lighting fixtures or power outlets, to ensure they meet safety standards and are free from hazards.
  6. Mooring and Cleats: Checking mooring points, cleats, and anchor systems for security and functionality.
  7. Safety Features: Verifying the presence and condition of safety features like railings, ladders, or handrails to ensure compliance with safety standards.

Importance of a Dock/Pier Inspection:

  1. Safety: Ensures the structure is safe for use by identifying potential hazards or structural weaknesses that could lead to accidents or injuries.
  2. Maintenance Planning: Provides insight into necessary repairs or maintenance to extend the life of the dock/pier and prevent further deterioration.
  3. Compliance: Helps ensure compliance with local building codes, regulations, and safety standards related to waterfront structures.
  4. Property Value: A well-maintained dock or pier adds value to waterfront properties, making regular inspections essential for property owners.

Dock or pier inspections are crucial to maintaining the safety and longevity of these structures. It’s advisable to have these inspections performed regularly by qualified professionals familiar with waterfront construction and safety standards.

Our Dock/Pier Inspection Pricing


Includes: Detailed report of findings.

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