Originally Posted By: roconnor
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I dont think you would be crossing the line if you are just doing a visual inspection and report of observed conditions ... Observe & Report ...
Actually, I am a PE who does evaluations and designs for marine structures sometimes, and for larger commercial projects we will work with certified divers on the inspection part of that. There are companies that offer those inspection service to engineers, and sometimes good inspectors are in short supply.
For residential marine structures, I think you could offer those additional inspection services in your area. Just be careful about not crossing the evaluation line, and bail to an engineer to provide recommendations for any deterioration or unusual conditions observed.
And you would have to specifically exclude any permitting or regulatory compliance issues. That is a can of worms ya just don't want to open up ... lol. Just like an HI will exclude CO and code compliance issues for a house ...
And in addition to hooking up with a few local marine contractors, also hook up with a local engineer too. They will probably be more than happy to send you some business cards and go over some local issues, as well as when they think an engineer needs to be called in for further evaluation ...
Robert O'Connor, PE
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