Underwater Inspection

KCI offers comprehensive engineering and inspection services for submerged structures, including bridges, piers, wharves, water control structures, sub-aqueous pipelines / utilities, and waterfront structures.

We understand that the underwater environment can be particularly harsh on structures, posing unique challenges to inspectors who must evaluate scour, material conditions or construction.

Services Provided

Underwater investigations and assessments

Structural and condition inspections

Turbidity monitoring

Repair recommendation, design and estimate

Rapid response for emergencies

Non-destructive testing and sampling

Underwater documentation

Digital underwater video and photography

As-built field verification

Acoustic Imaging

Each inspection team is comprised of Association of Diving Contractors (ADCI)-certified professional engineer divers.  After evaluating underwater structural features firsthand, we determine the probable causes of failures and follow up with recommendations for remedial action. We have worked with government agencies, design firms, contractors, developers and property owners to conduct condition assessments, required periodic inspections, hydrographic surveys and construction oversight.

Engineering and land surveying services provided in North Carolina are performed by our associated entity, KCI Associates of North Carolina, P.A.

Employing professional engineers and experienced divers allows our inspection teams to see and feel firsthand the conditions of the structures in often limited- or zero-visibility conditions.