Dock/Pier Inspections

If you are in need of a home inspection near Maryland’s Eastern Shore, we’re here to help.

What is Included/Inspected?

  • Pilings

  • Piling Caps – These protect pilings from water damage.

  • Safety Hazards

  • Railings

  • Electric

  • Boat Lifts – Boat lifts are generally not operated if a boat is on the lift

  • Electric – Including water protection coverings and GFCI protection

  • Motors & Cables/Assembling of the Boat Lift

  • Plumbing

  • Boat Lift Housings/Roof (if applicable)

  • Piling Wraps

  • Hardware Condition

  • General Structure & Condition

  • Other Hazards & Recommendations

When Should You Get a Dock Inspection?

A dock inspection should always be completed during a real estate transaction. This is so you understand the condition of the dock before purchasing. Typically, home inspectors charge less fees for the dock inspection when coupled with a general home inspection. This is so you purchase the home/dock for a fair price.

However, general dock inspections once owned, should be inspected yearly for damage. Docks should be properly maintained to protect from further damage during heavy rain/winds/waves. A damaged dock can possibly damage seawalls and your home’s structure.

Our Dock/Pier Inspection Pricing


Includes: Detailed report of findings.

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