Saturday, June 1, 2019

Make Your Wooden Dock Fun and Functional!

‘Tis the season for long days on the lake, lounging on your wooden dock.

Thinking about upgrading your dock to make it perfect for your family?

We’re one step ahead!

Here are a few ways to fit all your family needs:

  • Dock accessories 
    • Do you have young children or elderly parents using your wooden dock? If so, we recommend installing steps and ladders as safety precautions. Optional hand railings and bumpers are other accessories that add stability and security to your wooden dock 
  • Dock lighting 
    • Ready for summer nights? Dock lights help identify your dock and help navigate through the dark waters. It will also make it easier for passengers to load and unload the boat 
  • Dock seating 
    • Tired of sitting on your hard, wooden dock? Spice up the space with a bench or two! 
  • Swimming rafts 
    • Have you ever felt the excitement of jumping off a swimming raft? If not, you’re really missing out on a summer fun classic! 

There’s more where that came from! 

Check out our full list of accessories to help make your summers even better. Better yet, give us a call at 855-523-244 so we can chat about how to make the most of your wooden dock!

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Build Your Own Custom Boat Dock

Your lakefront property is missing something. Is that old dock in need of serious upgrades?

Are you missing a dock altogether? Get your summer cabin or lakefront home vacation ready when you learn how to build a boat dock!

A DIY project might be easier to accomplish than you think! If your dock is a total wreck, or even if it’s just not your style, you have a decision to make: replace the entire thing, or make repairs and upgrades.

 Don’t be intimidated by the thought of a DIY boat dock! At Alumi-Span Docks, we’ve got years of experience and can help you learn how to build a boat dock using our materials and high quality parts.

Before starting a DIY boat dock project, consider:

  • Lake beds and depth – The configuration of the lake’s bottom combined with the shore layout will determine if you really need a professional’s help to design and install your dock. 
  • Basic dock types – Do you need a floating dock, a post dock, or a crib dock? 

Make sure you know the type of dock best suited to your location before you start building.

Read the full article on our website!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

A DIY Boat Dock is Easier Thank You Think!

Whether you’ve owned your lakefront property for years, or are a new buyer, a boat dock is an important part of your lifestyle.

Your boat dock gets a lot of use whether it’s at your summer cabin or your year-round home! Swimming, fishing, and boating… the quality of your boat dock can really determine how much time you’re able to spend enjoying the water.

 If your dock is a total wreck, or even if it’s just not your style, you have a decision to make: replace the entire thing, or make repairs and upgrades. Don’t be intimidated by the thought of a DIY boat dock!

At Alumi-Span Docks, we’ve got years of experience and can help you learn how to build a boat dock using our materials and high quality parts.

 Learn How to Build a Boat Dock from Alumi-Span Docks! 


You can rest assured that all of our boat dock parts are always of high quality. When you buy parts from us to do your own DIY dock, or need a complete custom dock, we’ve got you covered! Our experts have put together an installation guide, as well as instructional videos for your convenience. You can always call and talk to a member of our team, too! Contact us today to get started!

Friday, April 19, 2019

Trying to Build Your Dock on Budget?

Trying to build your own dock on a budget?

Consider Vinyl dock sections!

There are a number of different types of dock sections on the market but vinyl has consistently proven to provide high quality at low upfront cost. Vinyl boat dock parts are inexpensive and easily replaceable if portions wear out faster than others due to frequent use.



Vinyl decking is less susceptible to warping, rotting, and splinters over time. Vinyl docks also tend to require less maintenance than wood docks, and don’t need to be sanded or refinished.

If you’re getting ready to build a dock and are trying to figure out what materials are right for you, leave it to the professionals! We have over 60 years of experience building quality docks using only the best materials. Contact Us to learn more about vinyl deck sections and the essential boat dock parts you’ll need to fully enjoy your summer on the water!

Monday, April 1, 2019

Why Choose Vinyl Dock Sections?

If your dock is in disrepair or you need to build a dock – make sure you use only the highest quality boat dock parts!

Building your own dock can be very rewarding – but it can be a bit stressful. Between all of the different types of materials and boat dock parts available, it’s hard to know what’s worth the price for the value you’re going to get.


Investigate the Different Types of Boat Dock Parts 


Some factors you should take into consideration when you’re building a custom boat dock and trying to pick a dock section type are:

  • The weight of the decking 
  • Upfront and maintenance costs 
  •  Rotting 
  • Overall upkeep
Click here to read why vinyl dock sections may be the answer you're looking for!

Monday, March 18, 2019

Do You Know How Much a Custom Dock Design Costs?

Do you wonder how much it costs to build something you’ve designed, rather than something factory-made?

We get a lot of questions about how much a complete dock system costs, and want to help you make your decision!



While there’s no hard and fast rule about how much a custom dock costs, it may be more affordable than you think!

Visit our website to learn more!

Alumi-Span Docks is the Preferred Company for Dock Design in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana! 


 Don’t take our word for it...

“This is a great company that I have purchased products from for many years. Great products, great customer service and great people to work with.” 
- Richard B.

Friday, March 1, 2019

A Custom Dock Design May Be More Affordable Than You Think!

Have you been considering building a custom boat dock design for your lakefront property?

Do you wonder how much it costs to build something you’ve designed, rather than something factory-made?



We get a lot of questions about how much a complete dock system costs, and want to help you make your decision! While there’s no hard and fast rule about how much a custom dock costs, it may be more affordable than you think!

Visit our website to learn more!

Make Your Wooden Dock Fun and Functional!

‘Tis the season for long days on the lake, lounging on your wooden dock . Thinking about upgrading your dock to make it perfect for your f...