You recently found this excellent waterfront property for sale. It’s beautiful with its boat dock on the lake. The boat dock comes with the house, which means you don’t have to install one if you buy the waterfront property.
However, don’t get too excited, as from outside, the boat dock looks to be in good condition, but a closer look at it may reveal an entirely different story. Remember, the waterfront property isn’t the only thing that requires an inspection, but the boat dock does too. You need to check the boat dock for damage and contact professional boat dock inspectors to examine it.
Inspecting the Boat Dock for Damage
Most people don’t think there’s a need to inspect the boat dock for damage and leave it off their list when they see a waterfront property. Don’t be one of those people and make it a point to go out to the lake to check the boat dock for damage.
The equipment used to create the dock and the add-ons such as a ladder or slide installed on the dock can also age, rot, and rust over time. If you spot any of these signs, you’ll need to contact a professional to see if it can get fixed or, better yet, replace it with a new one, given a damaged dock is not a deal-breaker for you.
When the waterfront property’s owner has installed a wood boat dock, inspect the wood for rot. If metal supports hold up the dock, they can rust. A wood boat dock requires more maintenance, and if you want to buy the waterfront property, but without the constant maintenance, you need to replace it with a boat dock made from polythene material.
Professional boat dock experts can guide you into installing a boat dock that requires minimal maintenance. If you have no plans to replace the boat dock because it’s out of your budget, you can always look for another waterfront property. However, we recommend replacing your boat dock with a new one after a while, as its life expectancy may be less, and continuing to use it just creates an unstable and unsafe situation for all.
You Still Need to Call for a Professional Boat Dock Inspection
If there’s no visible damage to the boat dock, don’t think you’re in the clear. A professional boat dock inspector can spot the damage that’s not visible to you. They’ll visit the property with proper equipment to examine the boat dock’s construction and durability.
Once they give you the green light, you can proceed to buy the waterfront property. If they raise red flags about the boat dock, you can either move on to the next waterfront property or replace it with a new one. When you replace it with a new one, you can buy the one you prefer to use, which is a plus.
If you’re thinking of replacing the used boat dock with a new one, contact EZ Dock for dock installation services in , , and . Call today at 800-654-8168 for a quote.