Monday, December 17, 2018

Do You Need to Remove Your Dock for the Winter?

Ice flows can not only destroy a dock, but they can also move boulders, boat lifts, and basically anything else in their path.

It is very common in northern Michigan or similar climates to have ice pile up several feet high on the shore, and that is what generally causes damage to anything too close to the edge of the lake. In a northern climate, there are only a few situations where you can leave your aluminum boat dock in the water, including:

  • Ponds and backwaters where ice flows are not an issue 
  •  If you have used galvanized steel tubing, where it is much less prone to rupturing if the ice freezes around the pole 
 If you have doubts as to whether you can leave a dock in or not, ask our team of experts! We’ve been building and installing aluminum boat docks for over 60 years and have the expertise and knowledge to help you. If you do have a dock that was damaged in the winter months, we can help with that too!

Contact us today to learn more.

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