Springmaid Beach Resort and Pier
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
PR&A provided a property condition assessment and environmental site assessment of the Springmaid Beach Resort and Pier, an eleven building resort hotel complex and conference center situated on a 29.93-acre ocean front site. In addition, we provided a probable maximum loss assessment due to a hurricane event, an assessment of the parking garage and a detailed assessment of the 1,060-foot long, T-shaped fishing Pier. On the land side, the Pier is connected to a tackle shop and a café. A ramp and walkway between the two shops provides access to the pier. Considering the resort property as a redevelopment opportunity, our client needed to know the above-and-below-water condition of the pier to determine whether the pier and its amenities were to be included in a redevelopment master plan. The scope of the investigation included a visual and tactile inspection of all substructure and superstructure components. All substructure units supporting the tackle shop and café were included in the inspection. The superstructure components included the stringers, decking, railings, shelters, electrical conduit, and lighting. Our reporting included a description of the structure and the method of investigation as well as a detailed description of the conditions noted. In addition, we provided a condition assessment of the pier components, recommendations for structural repairs and cost estimates for recommended work.