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!

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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.



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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!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Only the Best U.S. Made Materials for Your Wooden Dock!

Alumi-Span means “Made in America.”

Because value is our priority, we only use quality methods and materials that are made in the United States. You don’t have to worry about cheap parts or cut-rate boat docks that are typically found on the internet.


You can depend on us to deliver the best materials that fit your family needs! We make it easy for you to use our accessories!

Our system uses 4” high “F” style strings on the deck frame and 2” O.D. tubing; these dimensions are commonly used on other wooden docks, so our accessories will fit other brands too!

 Ready to upgrade your wooden dock with only the highest quality materials and the most convenient system? Well, we’re ready to help!

Contact us today!

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.

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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. Yo...