Monday, January 20, 2020

Working with a Dock Designer? Ask These Questions First

Working with a pro for dock designs? Not sure you are asking your dock designer the right questions? Want a few tips to get the conversation with your dock designer started?

If you’ve decided to turn to the pros for expertise in dock designs for your new boat dock, you’ve made a smart choice. You want to put the project into experienced hands, but you don’t want to be left out of the process entirely, right? Whether you need to know what to ask a potential designer or need to keep the conversation going with your current designer, consider these areas when asking questions first.

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Friday, January 3, 2020

Looking for a Reliable Boat Dock Designer? Consider These Qualities


Searching for a dock designer and not sure how to make a selection?

Looking for a way to make the process easier?

Selecting the right person or company to do work for you in your home is not always easy and can quickly get overly complicated and time consuming.

To make the process easier in your search for a dock designer, consider a simple list of the top qualities recommended by experts in dock designs.

  1. Experience
    Get a sense of a designer’s experience by reading online reviews, checking out their website, and getting references of people they’ve worked with. You can also ask the designer directly about their history and background in the business. 
  2. Timeline
    If you want to the project done in a timely manner, a thorough timeline is a key quality in your dock designer. Make sure to ask about specific start and end dates with a clear understanding and when they will be on your property and for how long. 
  3. Materials
    The ability to select and commit to reliable materials is a must-have quality for a dock designer. Find out if your designer has a preference for certain manufacturers, and be sure to do a background check there too. 
  4. Contact
    Do your best to avoid working with a contractor who is difficult to contact. Secure several ways to get in touch with them including a couple phone numbers, emails, fax numbers, etc. Go the extra mile and test the contacts and response times. 

To be confident in your search for a dock designer, keep these top qualities in mind as you talk to potential contractors. With our advice in your back pocket, you’ll be on your way to selecting an effective dock designer you can trust. If you’re looking for expertise in dock designs, give us a call today. We’re ready to help you design the dock of your dreams!

Friday, December 20, 2019

Can You Leave Your Dock in the Water During Winter?


If you have doubts as to whether you can leave a dock in or not it is usually wise to ask neighbors that may have a similar situation.

Many larger lakes, public and private, also have ordinances or DNR rules that prohibit leaving anything in the water due to the danger posed to snowmobile traffic in the winter.

There are also some dock accessories that could make the winterizing process easier, like our Perma-Auger! 


Like our famous “Big Foot”, Perma-Auger is heavy duty and designed to be left in the water under the ice line year round. To find out if this option will work for your application, give us a call today. 

 
Right now we’re offering free UPS shipping for orders over $150.00 (excludes items that cannot ship UPS). If you’re in Michigan, Northern Indiana, or Northern Ohio, call us at 855-523-2444 for a quote. We deliver in many of these areas with our own trucks!


Monday, December 9, 2019

Need to Remove Your Dock During Winter?

Do you own property with a boat dock in Michigan, Indiana, or Wisconsin?

Piling driven commercial docks are built to withstand ice flows, but most residential aluminum boat docks need to be removed.

Read more on our website! 


Alumi-Span Can Help Protect Your Aluminum Boat Dock!



We’ve got the parts that you need to keep your boat dock safe and up to code, and the experts to provide advice about winterizing your dock.

Consider our Perma-Augers – like our famous “Big Foot”, Perma-Auger is heavy duty and designed to be left in the water under the ice line year round. To find out if this option will work for your application, give us a call today.

Right now we’re offering free UPS shipping for orders over $150.00 (excludes items that cannot ship UPS). If you’re in Michigan, Northern Indiana, or Northern Ohio, call us at 855-523-2444 for a quote. We deliver in many of these areas with our own trucks!
 

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!

Working with a Dock Designer? Ask These Questions First

Working with a pro for dock designs ? Not sure you are asking your dock designer the right questions? Want a few tips to get the convers...