Underwater Inspection and Commercial Diving

KCI offers comprehensive engineering and inspection services for submerged structures, including bridges, piers, water tank interiors, water control structures, sub-aqueous pipelines 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 include:

  • 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
CNX Marine Terminal Underwater Inspection

Each inspection team is comprised Association of Diving Contractors (ADCI)-certified professional engineer divers. 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. 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.