Combined Building and Inspection Experience Since 1997
Most docks will last between 10 and 30 years. However, some docks last much longer – 50 years or more, depending on several factors, including water conditions, weather, the type of dock, and how well it is maintained. As any boater would agree, the dock provides a safe and secure place to moor their water vessel.
Docks are a vital part of any water-based facility, and their lifespan and usefulness are directly related to the care and maintenance they receive. Dock inspections are essential to maintain the safety and integrity of your dock. Hence, it should be performed regularly, typically bi-annually, to ensure that the dock is in good condition and can withstand the elements. Inspections should focus on the condition of the dock’s surface, supports, and hardware. While putting off dock inspection and maintenance is tempting, doing so will inevitably lead to more costly repairs. By regularly having a dock inspection, you can be sure that your dock is in good condition and will last for many years.
Dock inspections are important to maintain the safety and longevity of your dock. Many factors are considered in a dock inspection to ensure that your dock is up to code and will last for its intended lifespan.
Dock Inspections typically include an inspection of the following:
– The dock’s condition and ability to withstand weather and heavy usage.
– The dock’s surface condition includes the decking, pilings (above the water line), fenders, and cleats.
– The condition of the dock’s frame, including the bracing and cross-members
– The condition of the dock’s electrical system, including the wiring and outlets
– The condition of the dock’s plumbing system, including all visible components of water
– The condition of the dock’s floatation devices
– The condition of the dock’s mooring lines and chains
– Other Hazards & Recommendations
Note: All inspections are carried out from land and/or the dock. We never enter the water.