Marine Inspections - Boat House, Docks - Know Before You Buy!
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Marine Inspection - Ensure You're Family's Safety!
These days nearly all home purchases are conditional upon a home inspection. Yet, most inspections fail to include structures beyond the main dwelling. These additional structures can be sheds, barns, playground features and of course the structure supporting your dock and/or boathouse. Although the surface decking may look great, what lies beneath may tell an entirely different story. Some docks and boathouses are built upon a system of piles driven into the base of the water; others are built upon cribbing cages. Generally piles driven into rocky bottoms perform the best, as there is little chance for these piles to move. Piles set in softer bottoms (ie. clay, sand and silt) can shift and settle. Much of this can be minimized through proper bracing and setting of piles. Cribbing can rot and shift. All of this can compromise the integrity of the whole structure. So the question remains, do you know what is holding up your dock/boathouse? You may have received blueprints of the structure with the house, are they accurate? Is there cross-bracing on all of the piles to reduce lateral stresses? Has there been damage from ice jamming? You also may have geothermal units, intake and effluent pipes or simply want to see what lies at bottom. In our experience, what you do not know will hurt you.
The problem is that the majority of these issues effect all marine structures in your area. At what cost do you want to learn about them?
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