If you’ve recently moved to a waterfront property, you might be considering adding a dock to your property, so you can enjoy the water more. While you may be tempted to try building a dock on your own with a little help from DIY videos online, it is always best to leave dock building to the professionals.
Here is what dock builders actually do and why you’ll actually need their services instead of attempting it on your own.
- Assess your building site: When building a dock, you have two main options to decide between: a floating dock or a fixed dock. While you can choose based on preference, it’s better to make the decision based on what will handle the water better. Dock builders will take a careful look at your water levels and movements of the water to tell if it will be best for a floating or fixed dock. This way, they can provide you with the best possible option that will last the longest and withstand the water and your usage the best.
- Pay attention to safety codes: There are specific codes and regulations surrounding dock building to keep you and your boat safe. Dock builders will be familiar with these codes and regulations and adhere to them to keep your dock secure and safe to walk on at all times.
- Build more than just docks: While their name suggests that dock builders only build docks, this is not all that they do. Especially if you rely on us at Renegar Construction, your dock builder can also build structures like seawalls or retaining walls to keep you and your property safe from any potential erosion or flooding.
Obviously, a dock builder can build a dock for your property, but their skills are far more useful beyond just that. You can give us a call if you would like to learn more or schedule our services.