Whether you live right on the water or load up the car to visit your cabin every weekend – improve your lake life this summer with a maintenance free dock.
If you’re installing a dock for the first time, here are some things to consider:
1) Location: Pick a spot on your property that gives you the most natural access between land and water. Then note what the land is like – steep or gradual? Rocky or grassy? Is the water at this spot shallow or deep? Calm or wavy?
2) Know Your Property: After you pick out the spot for your dock, make sure you know where everything is on your property. Map out your shoreline and yard. Be sure to include property lines, utility pipes, electric lines, and other structures such as your shed or house.
3) Restrictions: Do you have a local lake association? If so, do they have any restrictions? Next, find out if your city, county, or state have any regulations or require you to get certain permits for installing a dock.
4) Select a Dock: After considering all of these things, choose the dock that’s right for you and your lake. Styles range from floating docks, standing docks, pile docks and drawbridge docks. Each have pros and cons so let the builders at UglyDeck.com help you decide which dock will work best.
But most importantly, make sure that your dock leads to more fun outdoors, not more work. Don’t spend your entire weekend repairing your dock!
The Minneapolis deck builders at UglyDeck.com pride themselves in maintenance free decking. With rust-resistant, long-lasting, heavy duty outdoor deck materials you won’t have to worry about repairing and replacing parts of your dock every season.
With a variety of decks and docks to choose from, check out UglyDeck.com where you can find the best deck contractors, the best composite deck material, and the best maintenance free decking in Minnesota.