When it comes to lake living, having a dock is essential. Not only does it provide a safe place to tie up your boat, but it also serves as a home base for all your aquatic adventures. Choosing the right dock can be a challenge, as there are many factors to consider:
One of the first decisions you’ll need to make is what material you want your dock to be made from. There are several options available, including wood, aluminum, and composite. Each material has its own pros and cons, so it’s important to weigh these carefully before you decide.
- Wooden docks are a popular choice due to their classic look and affordability. At EdgeBuilder, we manufacture both treated and cedar versions.
The contour of your lake property, any related obstructions, water depth, wave action, and wind exposure will all impact your dock location. In addition to the physical location, you’ll also want to consider any local regulations or zoning laws that may impact the installation of your dock. Check with your appropriate governing body to ensure that your proposed dock design meets all requirements.
Layout depends on various factors including the distance to the appropriate depth of water, number of boat lifts, size of your boat(s), and the number of people you plan to accommodate. A dock that’s too small can be dangerous, while a dock that’s too large can be expensive and difficult to maintain.
We offer dock section sizes of 4×8, 4×10, and custom inserts. Please note custom inserts differ by manufacturer. If you need a custom insert, it is best to bring a sample into us, for exact measurements. We are a proud distributor of Tommy Docks® Dock Hardware. You will need brackets, posts, post caps, and bottom plates, to complete your dock installation.
EdgeBuilder’s dock sections are available exclusively at our sister company Glenbrook Building Supply. Docks and hardware are already in stock, but they will move fast after this long winter. Stop by Glenbrook Building Supply today, or email us at [email protected], with your needs. We’ll get you boating just as soon as the ice is out!