What is a Tower dock ?

A Tower dock is a fixed dock structure that extends from the shore where it’s attached on a fixed hinge point and continues into the water. During the winter the decking is removed in panels, cables are connected, and the dock is winched up out of the water for the winter.

What materials are commonly used for building docks?

Common materials we use for building docks include PT wood, cedar, Douglas fir, aluminum, and composite materials.

How long does it take to install a new dock?

The time it takes install a new dock can vary depending on the size, complexity, and materials used. Our experienced team is often only there for one day as we have as much completed prior to shipping your new dock.

How do I maintain my Floating Dock?

The best way to maintain your Floating docks during the season is to check chain tension throughout the season to ensure they are snug and holding the dock from moving too much as water levels fluctuate. Eliminate having any debris sitting on the dock for long period of time. Ensure floating dock is winterized correctly with safety ropes and ramp removed.

Does The Dock Shop on hwy 11 take docks out in the fall?

Yes, We service all dock types spring and fall, contact for a quote or to schedule your dock service.

How deep of water can a pole dock be in?

Our pole docks can be in over 12’ of water depth with correct bracing installed. Although we don’t recommend using a pole dock in over 6’ of water depth as it makes it very difficult to remove for the winter. We advise looking at our tower docks or floating dock options if your water depth it greater then 6’.

Do I need insurance for my dock?

Although we have some of the best warranties in the industry, we recommend that you have insurance for your dock to protect it from damage or loss due to storms, accidents, or other unforeseen circumstances. You should contact your insurance provider for more information.