Just as with constructing a deck, building a boat dock requires the same planning. You need to know how much space is going to be used, as well as how many materials required for the construction. Another similarity between the two is that boat docks can be made from composite.
Composites have come a long way in the last couple of years to make it one of the premiere choices for boat docks. Not only can a composite boat dock look amazing, but the material is not too expensive, and it requires very little maintenance year after year.
Clearly, a boat dock needs to withstand the lapping water that it’s built upon. Not only the top side needs to be protected from moisture, but also the bottom side. Many dock boards can be painted or sealed, but the underside is still susceptible to extended water damage.
In the past, composite was not so well suited for proximity to so much water, but advances have allowed composite to be stronger and more resilient. Fully capped composite provides superior moisture protection. What this means is that the composite decking is encased by a rigid cap on all sides. Not only does this make it better at dealing with the moisture, but it makes the decking UV resistant.
Choosing composite as the material is only part of the planning process for your boat dock. There are many things to consider making your boat dock the best it can be in the space it is given. For instance, you need to determine the height of the dock, the framing, and the design.
Depending on your location, you have a couple options for the design and function of your dock. Choices include a floating dock, a natural shaped dock, or even a dock that has built in seating. It is even possible to have a dock that has multiple purposes, or even a multi-level dock.
Regardless of what you have in mind for the design, choosing composite as the material for your boat dock should be an easy decision. When you are planning on adding a new boat dock to your property, let Stephan Wood Projects assist you along the way. By using our wide array of products, services, and experience, we can develop the custom solution you need.
Stephan Wood Products is committed to providing our customers with the highest quality products and service. From deck, dock and patio surfaces, to outdoor seating and troop transport, we have the specialty wood products and composite your project needs. For more information on how we can help with your project, call us today at (989) 348-5496.