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How Much Does It Cost to Build a Dock?

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How Much Does It Cost to Build a Dock?

If you own property right off the water, installing a dock is an easy decision. Docks are incredibly convenient for having a launching point for your boats and other watercraft, and they provide a great hangout spot for your friends and family.  The cost of building a dock, though, depends on several factors. Docks can vary from simple, straightforward designs that cost a few grand to extravagant structures that can be very expensive. How you construct your dock depends on your skill with building and experience, the type of shoreline and lake bottom you have — and your budget.  We...

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How Composite Decking Stands up to Other Dock Materials

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How Composite Decking Stands up to Other Dock Materials

When choosing the best material for your dock, it can be challenging to make a decision. You’re likely looking for something durable and affordable without compromising on style and comfort. Among several sensible decking material choices, composite docks – sometimes called ‘fake wood docks’ – are a notable contender.  What are the benefits of composite decking? How do composite docks compare to other materials, like cedar or plastic?  Let’s zoom in on the pros and cons and help you decide if composite decking is the right dock material for you.  Are Fake Wood Docks More Durable? Durability is a top...

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How Much Does it Cost to Make a Floating Dock?

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How Much Does it Cost to Make a Floating Dock?

Floating dock prices vary greatly depending on the size, materials, and design. Generally, you can expect to pay anywhere from $2,600 to $21,000. A floating dock is the most straightforward DIY dock setup to install. It doesn’t require setting posts, piling concrete blocks, or underwater preparation. Best of all, floating docks are easy to customize and relocate as needed. If a piece of the dock is damaged, you can simply replace the affected dock floats, saving you time and money. But how much does it cost to make a floating dock? Here are some factors you’ll need to consider to...

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The Pros and Cons of DIY Boat Docks

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The Pros and Cons of DIY Boat Docks

You are finally ready to install your new boat dock. Now, you’re faced with a big decision: hire professionals to get the job done, or go the DIY route and install the dock yourself.  In this article, We will discuss the pros and cons of DIY boat kits and see which option fits you best.  Pros of a DIY Boat Dock Building your own boat dock with a DIY boat dock kit is a breeze if you have some skill or experience handling your own building projects, but less experienced people can still get the job done. Let’s look at...

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How Many Boat Dock Floats Do I Need?

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How Many Boat Dock Floats Do I Need?

Congratulations on your new dock! A dock is not only necessary for accessing your watercraft easily, but it allows you to enjoy your waterfront property fully. Whether you fish off it, swim off it, or like to bask in the sun, a floating dock will change how you embrace summer. But deciding to add or replace a dock is just the beginning. Now that you’ve chosen your dock style (floating), you’ll need to estimate the necessary materials. The most crucial aspect of your floating dock is the dock floats. But how many do you need for the size of dock...

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