Monday, November 18, 2019

Making a DIY Dock? We’ve got the Boat Dock Parts You Need!

Alumi-Span offers a variety of unique dock accessories that add convenience and function to your boat dock. Alumi-Span accessories are extremely durable. We stay away from poorly made foreign components as they almost never meet our high quality standards. Most of the accessories Alumi-Span offers are items that are manufactured by us and they are designed around our own boat dock system.

Read more about boat dock parts for your large and small craft on our website!

For nearly 60 years Alumi-Span has provided entire dock systems and component parts for docks to property owners who want their docks to last. Need assistance selecting the right Alumi-Span products for your dock? Get in touch with us at 855-523-2444.

Our knowledge about boat docks can help you construct the perfect dock that will serve you for years. If you’ve tried other boat dock parts and were disappointed in their performance, it’s time to go with Alumi-Span. Contact us today.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Dock Accessories for Your Kayak or Canoe

Is your dock on a lake or river where the water level fluctuates often?

Do you use your dock for launching a kayak, canoe, or other small craft? If you have concerns about safely launching your small craft from your dock, we can help! There are a variety of boat dock parts that can help protect your family and friends.

Some accessories to consider:

  • Handrails
  • Gangway
  • Tool Kit for small repairs

Read more about boat dock parts you need on our website!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Classic Boat Dock Designs

Are you considering buying property before next summer?

Maybe you’re considering a multi-purpose dock with built-in seating, or a simple dock just for boating and swimming. Whatever you’re hoping for, it’s important for you to know how to build a boat dock so you can enjoy lakefront living dock for years to come!


The type of lake or river on which you live or vacation will ultimately determine the type of dock you build, as will the local ordinances. You may also consider what you’re using the dock for – mooring, swimming, fishing, entertaining, or all of the above!

Read more about the different types of docks on our website!

Need More Help?


Our experts can help you figure out which type of dock and which type of decking is perfect for your use. We have a dock design tool to help you see your dock before you build, and we can even provide you with all the accessories you’ll need to build and enjoy your dock for years.

Contact us today to get started!

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Having a Hard Time Deciding on Materials for Your Wooden Dock?

If you need to build or rebuild a wooden dock, you want the most durable wood available that will be low maintenance and last a lifetime. Your boat dock sees a lot of abuse from waves, being saturated with water, and storm conditions. Constant moisture is an enemy for all boat dock materials whether they’re wood or composite, and can lead to faster rot and decay.



Choose the right type of wood for a natural looking dock that will be around at your family property for generations:

Pressure treated pine: This is the most common and affordable type of wood used for boat docks. The initial cost is the cheapest compared to other options, and should last you 20 years or more with annual maintenance. This type of wood has been known to splinter over time, so beware when you’re walking barefoot!

Read more on our website!

If you want to learn more about your options for wooden dock sections, talk to our experts! We’ve been in the business for over 60 years and have the knowledge and expertise to help you build your dream dock. Contact us today to get started!

“I would highly recommend Alumi-Span Docks. I found the company on the internet and have never regretted one minute of our transaction. From the first call, anyone with whom I spoke was professional and friendly. Sketches were sent to me, and I placed my order in November 2017. Per my request, the dock was delivered at the end of March 2018. I was not required to have anyone on site to help unload it and, also per my request, they carried it to the lake side of my home. I cannot say enough positive things about my experience with this company.”

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Building a Wood Boat Dock? Choose the Right Dock Sections...

Are you learning how to build a wooden boat dock from scratch?

Are you rebuilding an existing dock that has since rotted or needs planks replaced? If you need to build or rebuild a wooden dock, you want the most durable wood available that will be low maintenance and last a lifetime.



Your boat dock sees a lot of abuse from waves, being saturated with water, and storm conditions. Constant moisture is an enemy for all boat dock materials whether they’re wood or composite, and can lead to faster rot and decay.

 Choose the right type of wood for a natural looking dock that will be around at your family property for generations. See more on our website!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Plan a Summer Boating Getaway for Your Family

Planning a summer getaway for you and your family?

Looking for new places to boat in the Great Lakes area?

If you’ve mastered the inland lakes, try one of the Great Lakes! Each of the lakes has something different to offer and has unique characteristics that set them apart from each other.



If you’re choosing among boating spots on the Great Lakes, you might be a bit overwhelmed. The Great Lakes are the largest inland freshwater lake systems in the world, stretching all the way from the southern ends of the Midwest to the northern parts of Canada.

All five of the lakes have excellent bodies of water for all types of boaters. Whether you’re sailing away on your sailboat, on a large boat relaxing, or racing your friends on jet skis; boating on The Great Lakes has it all.

Learn more on our website!

Michigan-based Alumi-Span Docks Has the Boating Accessories You Need! Boat Dock Bumpers and More!


To keep your boat protected, we’ve got you covered with all the accessories you might need, from boat dock bumpers, side stringers, stairs and ladders, outdoor lighting, and more. Give us a call today to find out how we can help you upgrade!

Monday, July 1, 2019

Is Your Boat Dock Protected?

Boating season is here! If you haven’t planned a summer trip on the water yet, it’s time to start thinking about ideal boating destinations.

Michigan and the entire Great Lakes region is an amazing place for boating. Each of the lakes has their own climate and offers something for everyone at different boating skills.



To learn more, visit our website!

Protect Your Boat Before Hitting the Water with Boat Dock Bumpers from Alumi-Span Docks!


Before you even get out on the water, or if you’ve already got a boat dock on one of the Great Lakes, it’s important to review our guide for dock safety upgrades to make sure you and your family have the safest summer possible!

To keep your boat protected, we’ve got you covered with all the accessories you might need, from boat dock bumpers, side stringers, stairs and ladders, outdoor lighting, and more. Give us a call today to find out how we can help you upgrade!

Making a DIY Dock? We’ve got the Boat Dock Parts You Need!

Alumi-Span offers a variety of unique dock accessories that add convenience and function to your boat dock. Alumi-Span accessories are ext...