Importance of a Seawall Inspection

SEAWALLS AND SEAWALL INSPECTION PALM BEACH COUNTY

WHAT IS A SEAWALL INSPECTION?

If you own or are looking to buy a waterfront home with a seawall, it is important to get a seawall inspection if one has not been done recently.  American Home Detectives provides seawall inspections in Palm Beach County. Seawall inspections provide an overview of the condition of seawalls on waterfront properties. Inspectors will thoroughly assess the structure for rot, cracks, rust or other pertinent issues. They will then report any observed defects, maintenance required, and an opinion on the remaining useful life of the seawall. To make sure that your waterfront property is safe and protected, it is very important that you get a seawall inspection. Before buying a waterfront home, ask the seller if a seawall inspection has been done recently, or work on negotiating it in before the sale.

DOES MY SEAWALL NEED TO BE INSPECTED?

Ask the seller or previous owner of the home if a seawall inspection has been performed recently. If you still can’t find an answer, contact us at American Home Detectives, and give us what information you do have. We can help you determine if you need an inspection.

It may be difficult to tell whether your seawall needs to be inspected by a visual look-over. Seawalls can have problems that are not visible because they are underwater or there may be growth along the structure. Without adequate protection, moving water will erode your property and can potentially pose a serious threat to your home’s foundation and stability (particularly in homes close to the water such as the one pictured above). Further, a seawall is a significant investment. Seawalls typically range in cost between $250 and $800 per linear foot, depending on the materials used. Seawalls typically have a lifespan of around 30 years, and ongoing maintenance is required. With such significant cost at stake a seawall inspection is indispensable for any buyer of waterfront property.  http://www.watersedgemarineinspections.com/home.html

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The cost of a seawall is based on length and other factors. Please call 561-609-2274 today for your free estimate, or click Schedule Now. American Home Detectives is dedicated to providing comprehensive seawall inspections in Palm Beach County and surrounding areas.