Prevent Ice Damage to Your Dock – A De-Icing Guide

If you must leave your dock in for the Winter, preventing ice damage is your number one priority. This guide will explain the theory behind de-icers. By Van Isle Water. De-Icing is more accurately referred to as an art form than an exact science. Each application and location is different and there is no set […]

How Much Does it Cost to Build a Dock?

Building a dock is a large-scale project for many homeowners. It involves considerable planning and decision-making prior to starting construction. Choices must be made regarding the type of dock, materials used, electrical capabilities and budget. Other considerations, like permits and inspection, should also be taken into account. Many of these factors will vary considerably. Original […]

Choosing the Best Dock For the Cabin

Expert tips for choosing the right deck for your waterfront. By Brent Coleman & Ernest Lorensson, Cabin Living Magazine Lakeside living is great, but most people agree that actually getting out onto the lake makes it better. Landscaping a lakefront cabin typically includes putting in a dock that will help you reach deeper water to allow […]

How to Build a Floating Swim Platform for Your Lake House

by Extreme How-To, Chad Gillikin The Gillikin family’s boat dock had seen better days. Last winter’s heavy rains had caused the water at Logan Martin Lake in Alabama to rise to abnormal levels. As the water rose, so did the dock, all the way above the tops of the dock piles. A monster storm shifted […]

Don’t Let Your Boat Drift Away – Tie it up Right!

by David Bryant, Tying up your boat to a dock is an essential skill that any boater needs to know. Thankfully, it is an easy skill to master. When docking your boat at your lakefront property, you want to ensure two things: the boat remains relatively tight to the dock, and it does not […]

Choosing the Right Dock for your Lakefront Home

What type of boat dock is best for your lakefront lifestyle? It’s best to think about how you and your family will be using it most of the time…fishing, swimming, sun-bathing, boating, entertaining, dining…or maybe all of the above? Photo courtesy of Wahoo Docks – You need to keep in mind what boats and other […]