Boating is a beloved hobby of many families and for those who live near water. Boaters often take their boats out on the water and then dock them for the night or other short-term period. Sometimes boaters neglect to do certain repairs or maintenance to their boat docks and in this article we will discuss some common problems and how they can be addressed before they become major issues.
Building a boat dock can be a big project, but it is also an investment. Whether you are building the dock because your family loves to go boating or you want to rent out space to other boaters, there is a lot of planning and research you will need to do before starting construction.
When trying to build a boat dock on your property, the first step is to get the proper permits. The second step is to clear away any vegetation and rock piles before construction starts. The third step is to measure the width of the area where you want your dock to be so it can be built accordingly. The fourth step is to dig out the area where your boat dock will be built so there are no rocks or roots on the ground.
While there are many benefits to having a boat dock, there are also some common issues that may come up. The two most common problems with docks (besides water level) are balance and stability. These issues can arise if the boat is too heavy or too light for the size of the dock, or if the boat has not been properly secured. Problems with water level arise when there is either too much or too little of it.
Boat dock maintenance is vital for keeping your boat in prime condition, since docks are subjected to harsh environments that could damage your boat if not monitored.
Boat docks are subjected to a number of stresses, including sea life, harsh weather conditions, and human use. If left unchecked, these factors can result in serious damage that may not be covered by insurance or warranty coverage.
Boating is usually considered to be one of the most enjoyable summer activities, but it can quickly become a nightmare if your boat dock needs maintenance or repairs. Often times, boaters will just look the other way and hope that their docks are not noticed, but this is a bad idea because there are many things that can go wrong. Don’t let your repairs get worse than they need to be. Contact us for all your boat dock and boat house construction and repair needs.