There are few things that are as fun and relaxing as spending time at your favorite lake! Owning a boat or personal watercraft allows you to enjoy the water in ways that are not possible from the shore, and the right dock can help you get in and out of that watercraft quickly and easily. There are many different types of docks, and they each have their place in different bodies of water. Here are a few to consider:
- Floating Docks — These docks do just as their name implies: float on top of the water. Because they float on the surface of the water, you need not worry about the tide levels when boarding your watercraft. These are best for areas that have sedimentary lake bottoms, since they need not be secured at the bottom. Floating docks are most stable and safe when they are built wide.
- Standing Docks — Standing docks are made from a platform that is secured to the bottom of the water body by poles or beams. They stay at a constant height, which allows waves to pass under them easily. Also, because they are secured at the bottom, they can be narrower than a floating dock. These docks, while semi-permanent, do not have to remain in the water during the winter months if the owner chooses.
- Pile Docks — Pile docks are built like standing docks, but are secured to the bottom of the lake permanently by beams that are driven deep into the bottom of the body of water.
It is always helpful to consult with a professional when building a dock. At Renegar Construction, we can help you determine which kind of dock will be best suited for the water, soil and your individual needs. Contact us today for a consultation regarding docks on Lake Norman or any of the other beautiful lakes in North or South Carolina.