The inspection must be completed by a certified professional, such as a licensed architect or licensed engineer, with support from a waterproofing expert. They will first conduct a visual inspection of the entire deck, including:
The final report is then provided to the homeowners association. The report includes the current condition of the deck, as well as the life expectancy of the elements inspected.
Statistical sampling is when some of the units in the association are inspected at random, resulting in a level of certainty that the majority of units do not have structural issues. However, using this type of sampling does not guarantee with 100% accuracy that all units are safe and no structural issues exist.
WICR provides complete inspections, as this is the only way to ensure all decks are free of structural damage. We strongly suggest ALL waterproofing and all decks, walkways, stairs and railings be thoroughly inspected.