The Dock Builder Blog: Boat Dock Repair & Removal

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If you have a property on the water, it’s likely that you own a prized water vehicle or boat. After all, you didn’t just move near the water by coincidence, did you? Boat owners naturally need a boat dock for safe storage of their boat(s) and easy access to the water from land.

Perhaps you had a dock builder install a dock on your waterfront property many years ago and it is in need of repairs. Whether you are in need of dock repairs or are looking into the installation of a brand new boat dock, there is some planning that needs to go into effect before building/repairs can begin.

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Questions to ask yourself when considering boat dock installation/repairs/renovation:

  • Type of boat dock you desire

  • Dimensions of your desired dock (must easily accommodate your boat(s)

  • Type of water your dock will be built next to [things to consider: water depth, tide cycle, lake or river bottom material (sand, rock, etc)]

Once you have answered the above three questions, you can enter the design and building phase of building or renovating your boat docks. In order for your finished product to stand the test of time, it is in your best interest to have it installed or rebuilt by an experienced boat dock builder like Elite Custom Boat Docks. Working with our team of dock building professionals will ensure that your docks will not wear down quickly, nor will they be in a constant state of disrepair.

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Another reason to have your dock installed or repaired by a professional is that an experienced team who builds docks every day will be able to advise you about what type of dock or dock repairs will be best for your needs. If you are experiencing damage to your existing docks, moisture is most likely going to be the number one cause of said damage. Besides moisture damage, your dock may experience:

  • Fractured planks

  • Bent frame

  • Broken floats or bumpers

  • Dry rot

  • Issues caused by ice, waterlogging, or age

Additionally, constant fluctuations in the tide and waves cause forces that wear down a dock’s structures. Obviously weather will cause wear as well, and the type of weather damage will depend on the type of climate in which you live.

Over time and through a lot of experience, our company has learned what solutions work best and last the longest when it comes to repairing docks. The lumber that we use is top quality and is known for its durability. We also utilize high quality hardware and expert techniques that ward off severe weather forces and corrosive effects for as long as possible.

While it is never an inexpensive endeavor to start making repairs to your docks, you can trust that Elite Custom Boat Docks will not steer you wrong when it comes to the cost. No matter what state your dock is in or the kind of maintenance that it requires, our team will do its best to serve you within your budget, and to get your dock back to functioning at top notch within your desired time-frame.

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If your boat dock is in such bad shape that it can’t be fixed, we will be honest with you and advise you to remove the existing docks. We can remove your old docks and help you plan and build a brand new boat dock system. In cold areas where water freezes over and ice forms on the surface, it’s crucial for docks to be temporarily removed during colder seasons so that they are not permanently damaged. In areas where the temperature does not drop as low, this step is not usually a necessity. We can advise you whether or not seasonal dock removal is necessary for your boat docks.

If you are willing to run the risk of causing expensive damage to your boat dock, then performing your own dock repairs may be right for you. On the other hand, if you want a team of experienced professionals to repair, remove, or rebuild your docks so that you don’t run the risk of damaging your docks, give us a call!

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Don’t have a boat dock yet? We have the experience and resources to finish your project right the first time, and when natural causes begin to take their toll, we can help out with maintaining and repairing your docks well into the future.