Dock and Seawall Inspections

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Seawall and Dock Inspection Explained

Most seawalls can boast a lifespan of four decades, but the majority will have a survivability of about three decades. As with all possessions, it’s important to conduct regular maintenance; without it, owners can expect that their seawalls and docks will not last to their full life expectancy and unfortunately, repair costs can be high. As a result, regular maintenance schedules on your seawalls and docks should be conducted, and further peace of mind can result from regular inspections. We recommend a bi-annual service program provided by many local contractors in the Southwest Florida area. Service programs usually consist of maintaning erosion control, evaluation of tie backs, lubricating, inspecting and maintaining belts or chains, pulleys and cables. Be sure to quantify the scope of work that may be provided by the marine contractor. Typically these bi-annual service programs can be obtained for between $200 and $400 per year.

Accredited Building Consultants Inc. can perform your due dilgence dock and or seawall inspection for you while we are at the property These inspections will include examination of the following:

Seawalls & Bulkheads

Typical types of seawalls in the area consists of but not limited to:

  • vinyl
  • polymer/fiberglass
  • steel/aluminum
  • wood

General visual inspection and assessment including photos and written narrative comments about any defects and deficiencies observed at the time of the inspection. What we inspect on seawalls includes but not limited to:

  • visual inspection of any soil loss or erosion behind the wall
  • visual inspection of any tilting or leaning of seawall panels
  • visual inspection for the degradation or spalling of the concrete seawalls and or caps
  • inspection of the visible portions of the toe of the seawall from land
  • visual inspection of rip-rap
  • comment on the general remaining life expectancy
  • comment on any environmental issues

Note: All inspections are conducted from land and/or the dock. We do not enter the water at any time.

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Spalling seawall cap                  Buckling old stone seawall

Docks

General visual inspection and assessment including photos and written narrative comments about any defects and deficiencies observed at the time of the inspection. What we inspect on docks includes but not limited to:

  • visual inspection of pilings, piling caps and fenders
  • visual inspection of supporting collars, stringers, joists and their connections
  • visual inspection and comments on the conditions of the decking
  • general conditions of tie down cleats, fish tables, ladders and all electrical circuits and outlets
  • visible components of water and electric service, if present. (Standards of Practice for Electrical Systems and Plumbing Systems apply)
  • visual inspection of boathouses and canopies. (Standards of Practice for Roof Systems apply)
  • visual inspection and assessment of Chickee huts
  • visual inspection of any handrails
  • visual inspection of steps and ramps
  • comment on the general remaining life expectancy
  • comment on any environmental issues

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               Large Wood dock                                        Chickee Hut with wet bar

Lifts/Davits

General visual inspection and assessment including photos and written narrative comments about any defects and deficiencies observed at the time of the inspection. What we inspect on lifts includes but not limited to:

  • visually inspect motor covers
  • visually inspect belts or chains
  • visually inspect pulleys
  • visually inspect frame channels
  • visually inspect control boxes
  • visible components of  electric service, if present. (Standards of Practice for Electrical Systems and Plumbing Systems apply)

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                       Small Boat Lift

Pricing

Please call the office 239-936-7579 for a price on your seawall and or dock inspections. Each inspection site is different.  Inspection costs on older marine structures and or marine structures with more components are typically more complex than those that are newer and or are limited in scope. We will review your seawall and dock from the local property appraisers web site prior to giving you an inspection price.

Call 239-936-7579 or simply [Order an Inspection] on-line.

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