Ice Damage has been and will always be an ongoing issue in the Marine industry, because of this reason there can never be a guarantee against the effects of ice damage, the very best we at can do is offer this advise;
Property owners need to be aware that on a sunny winter day when there is no snow coverage the ice will expand from the sun up to 4ft per mile, causing untold damage to structures.
The Regulating Authorities have no way of calculating or predicting the amount of rain fall during the typical Mid Winter thaw which occurs. The fluctuation of the ice lifts up on any structure and subsequently when the levels are corrected the ice will pull down on the structures causing damage.
We advise or suggest that water front property owners should invest in a bubbler system or a pump system that circulates the water keeping the structures clear of ice.