Everyone knows lake homes are places to make memories. Whether you are an avid boater, hardcore fisherman, or just like to relax, the common lake side accessory is a dock. To make the most of lakefront living a dock is more than just an accessory, it is almost, dare we say…a need. There are several […]
Does a Dock Increase the Value of my Lake Home?
If you are looking for ways to increase your lakefront home’s property value, then you have come to the right place. Adding a dock not only increases the fun and freedom you have on right outside your door, but it also may increase your home’s property value when it comes time to sell! This addition […]
Protecting Your Dock and Boat From Ice Damage
Winter is coming…. We all know the winter months can bring brutal temperatures and extensive periods of ice cover. As lakefront homeowners, there are a few extra steps you should be taking to ensure the protection of your boat and dock. Did you know that when a boat that is encased in ice can suffer […]
What are the Advantages of a Floating Dock?
If you own a boat, then you’re probably rather familiar with what constitutes a dock. Indeed, unless you lower your vessel into the water with a trailer each and every time you use it, you can’t exactly board your boat without one. Unless you keep your boat in a spot where the water level never rises or falls, chances are good that the […]
How Much Does A Boat Dock Cost?
If you live on a lake, river, or other body of water, you may want to consider building your own dock. A dock gives you better access to the water, makes launching a boat easier, and in many cases can seem like a deck on the water. Docks come in many shapes, sizes, materials, and configurations. […]
Tips for Safe and Effective Use of Dock De-Icers
In an effort to protect permanent docks from ice damage, many property owners use a mechanical/electrical device that keeps ice from freezing around a dock or crib structure. These devices provide an ice free zone at your lakefront property by moving water in much the same way as a flowing stream does. If not properly […]
Should You Build Your Own Dock?
Your official resource to help you replace, complete building plans, or design and build your own dock on-site. By John Tiger at CabinLife.com. Whether your dock is a total wreck or it’s just not your style, there are several resources to help you replace it, from parts, to complete building plans, to folks who will […]
Best Material for Your Lakeside Dock or Deck
Which dock & deck material can withstand the test of time the best? By Randy Vance Boatingmag.com. Anything fresh (a boat, a shirt, a birthday cake) brings immediate gratification. The real test? How excited are you about that new product when it’s old? We inspected some aged docks and decks to see how the materials […]
Dock De-icers: Types and Best Practices
Many people use dock de-icers to protect permanent docks and boathouses from ice damage. However, if these devices are not properly managed or installed, they can create large openings with thin ice that are unsafe for recreation during the winter months. These large areas of open water can also lead to greater ice damage to […]
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 […]