Home Inspection of Arkansas, LLC is the only
Certified Boat Dock Inspector in the Garland County area.
Boat Dock safety should always be a concern. Inspections should be performed by a licensed contractor and be done at least once a year, because docks are often exposed to the elements.
Our Boat Dock inspections comply with Arkansas Act 571 of 2011, which requires docks to have a functioning ground fault circuit or GFCI interrupter on dock electric receptacle boxes. GFCI devices measure the current in a circuit. An imbalance in the current, such as a discharge into water, will trip a GFCI, cutting off power.
A GFCI should be tested at least once a month based on the manufacturer's instructions and placed where it can be easily tested.
All dock metal frames should have “bonding jumpers” that are connected to a ground rod on shore. The association's information also notes that even if a particular dock has been installed or inspected by an electrical contractor, neighboring docks can present a shock hazard.
Wooden structures are inspected to insure structural integrity and address any safety concerns. A complete written report is made available to the dock owner so that any problems may be addressed immediately.
We inspect homes and boat docks in both the
Hot Springs and Hot Springs Village areas.