2 Types Of Boat Docks You Can Get

Posted on: 13 February 2020

If you have a house on a lake, you may want to have a boat dock so that you can get out on a boat so that you can enjoy the lake that you just bought your house on. If you don't have a boat dock, you are going to need to work with a company that sells and installs docks for you. There are several options out there when you are trying to find the right one for you and your house. 

Floating Dock

One of the things that you can do is to get a floating dock. These docks are generally made out of large squares that get connected together. Each of these squares is on pontoons or something similar so that they can float. Then the end of the dock is secured to land so that it won't float away and so that you can on and off the dock. One nice thing about the floating docks is that since they are created by connecting several pieces together, you can have a dock that is as long as short as you want, within reason, as well as one that is as wide as you want or in different shapes. For example, you might want to have one that is a square with the land acting as one side of the square. Inside that square, you could have enough room for kids to play in the water and be protected from other boats on the lake 

Stationary Docks

Another option is to use a stationary, permanent dock. These docks can be made out of wood or metal. They generally have posts that go down to the bottom of the lake. In order to install one of these docks, the construction company may have to drive some piles down through the bottom of the lake so that they can get to solid rock. That will depend on the lakebed and what it's made up of. These docks can be a good idea if the lake you live on doesn't freeze up or doesn't have a hard freeze since ice can be a hard thing to handle when it comes to docks. 

If you have a new house on the lake and you want to experience the joy of having your own boat so that you can get out and enjoy the water, you may want to have a boat dock so that you have a place to keep your boat. 

To learn more, contact a boat dock supply store.