Permanent Docks

Our Permanent Dock structures are normally built upon concrete piers or pile driven pipe. The decision of which to use depends mostly on the condition of the lake bottom. More often that not, the condition dictates the use of the concrete piers due to the fact that there usually isn’t enough overburden (gravel) between the lake bottom and the hard shale or bed rock to support the pipe pilings. Because each site is unique in it’s self there are many different techniques of fastening the piers to the lake bottom.

The frame work of the dock can be constructed out of wood or steel beams. Floor joists will be either 2×8 or 2×10 pressure treated yellow pine (ptyp). We use the environmentally friendly Copper Azol treatment on our lumber.

For the decking you have a choice of 5/4 x 6 ptyp, 2×6 ptyp, or a 5/4 x 6 composite product.

Other options can include stairs down to the water, storage areas for items such as ski equipment and life preservers, railings, and seating.

And of course, it goes without saying that if you need a set of stairs to take you from the top of a bank down to your dock we can handle that in a wide range of designs and styles.

Check out our gallery of permanent docks that we have completed!