Whether you live on the shore of a lake or by the edge of a rolling river, waterfront living brings with it the opportunity to enjoy a bevy of recreational activities Adding a floating or standing dock to your waterfront home will give you easy access to fun and will be an investment that adds to the value of your property.
When designing the layout, it is important to focus on function as well as visual appeal. Do you want room for seating, grilling, sunbathing, fishing? If so, be sure to include space in the layout for these and any other favorite activities. After completing a sketch and double-checking any laws or neighborhood rules, you are ready to build your ideal dock.
You can hire someone to construct the dock, or you may decide to do it yourself. Just be sure to consult a professional if needed, and keep in mind that building a dock is similar to building a deck, only on the surface of a body of water. The perfect material for your dock will be durable and beautiful and will have nonslip surface. Some of the most popular material choices for docks are vinyl, cedar, and aluminum. While cedar is arguably the most beautiful choice, vinyl is eco-friendly, and aluminum is the most durable. Your selection should fit your lifestyle and assure that you, your friends, and your family will enjoy and use your dock throughout the season.