Water Front Home Inspections
We specialize in inspecting waterfront homes
Stephen Showalter has lived in, built, renovated and inspected waterfront homes for over 35 years in Maryland including on the Chesapeake Bay, Severn River, Magothy River, the Patapsco, Patuxent, Chester, and Wye Rivers, as well as the Florida Keys and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We have the expertise and special understanding of inspecting a waterfront home and how the elements can affect a waterfront home differently from other homes. Through his building experience, Mr. Showalter is very familiar with building techniques for waterfront home and to identify areas at risk for water intrusion as well as to improve the overall building envelope of your home.
We can walk you through the special considerations of maintaining your home to help you better understand potential problem areas, such as how tidal surges and wind drive rains can result in potentially damaging the property’s structure.
We can also inspect your shoreline barriers such as rip-rap, seawall and bulkheads, as well as your pier or dock and any mechanical equipment on the pier. If you need your pier or seawall inspected we utilize underwater cameras and offer our unique inspecting procedures to ensure you are getting a thorough inspection. This includes inspecting your pilings below the waterline as well as under the walking surface. With our pier and seawall inspection techniques we can look for poor framing details as well as plumbing and electrical issues not visible from a dry-side only inspection.
Showalter Property Consultants has an experienced and knowledgeable team that has a reputation for providing thorough inspections of waterfront homes. With years of experience in coastal, lakefront, and oceanfront properties, they are uniquely qualified to provide the highest level of service in inspecting your home. Offering waterfront home inspections in Annapolis, the Eastern Shore, the Greater Balitmore and DC areas.