So, you just purchased a home on the water. That’s great! Now it’s time to choose the right aluminum dock. Choosing the right type of dock for your waterfront home can sometimes be overwhelming, especially if you don’t know what type of dock you need. Like all enjoyable summer activities such as campfires and grilling, docks can provide some of the greatest summer memories. Docks allow you to access the water for swimming, boating, and fishing. There are two types of seasonal removable docks, floating and stationary. So what type of aluminum dock do you choose for your lakefront home? Both types of docks have their purposes.
Look around and see what type of dock your neighbors are using. There is a reason why they’re probably using a floating or stationary dock. Also, check your local dock code regulations. Local dock regulations may affect the type of dock design you’re able to purchase.
Seasonal water fluctuations and water depths can also affect what type of dock you need. If the water depths fluctuate dramatically, then a stationary dock wouldn’t be an ideal choice because you would have to constantly adjust the height of the stationary dock. Also, if your lakefront has deep water, the stationary dock may not have legs long enough to accommodate the depth of the water. The ideal lakefront application for an aluminum stationary dock is where the lake bottom gradually transitions from approximately one to eight feet in water depth and the water fluctuations are minimal. Click here for more information on our aluminum dock product line.