DOCK QUOTE CHECKLIST
For an accurate dock quote, we'll need you to provide:
-Type of dock desired? Choose from the options, below! Poles visible above dock or hidden (underdock UDS style) poles?
-Location if you want it delivered or installed?
-Beach and/or low level grass shoreline, or elevated sea wall/ rock wall start? What type of sea wall and how high from the lake bed? Pictures help us!
(See picture and video, below, for tips on how to measure for height with a sea wall/ rock wall/ elevated bank, since that will determine the height of your dock height rather than the water, unless the dock is too low )
-Water depth (or height to top of sea wall/ bank level) every 10' from your desired starting point until desired depth? If you have an existing dock that you are simply replacing, that is the perfect template for pole lengths especially while it is on shore for the winter!
(Your dock needs to be at least 12-18" above the water on an average inland lake, 24-28" plus above the water on very rough lakes or for lakes which are prone to seasonal flooding. Just make sure that the existing poles are long enough to keep your dock a proper height out of the water- if your existing dock gets submerged during flood periods, let us now so we can add length to all of your new poles! If it has augers on the current poles, let us know as that will affect the new length too.)
-Muck depth every 10' from starting point (i.e. pure sand or do you sink to your ankles, shins, knees, waist deep?)
(Shin deep muck or deeper will change the hardware that is required! This measurement does not have to be exact)
-Do you plan to moor a boat directly to the dock or use a boat lift?
(A boat lift is safest for your boat and your dock, extra precautions should be taken if mooring directly to the dock!)
Desired layout? If you want a platform, take a look at our pictures and draw us a very basic block-sketch with the water/ muck depth measurements added to each location!
(If you're going straight out, this can still help eliminate confusion and help by showing location of boat lifts, steps, etc.)
Please check out the picture below, and/or watch our YouTube video (read the video's description too) for a tutorial on methods to self-measure for your new dock system when dealing with a seawall, rock wall or elevated bank at your shoreline! These factors can result in much longer pole lengths required than the water depth alone may suggest!
ANODIZED ALUMINUM DOCK SECTIONS
NEVER BURN YOUR FEET AGAIN! The anodized coating process creates a smooth and stain resistant surface with less sun-glare than raw aluminum dock. Contrary to popular belief, it stays cool to the touch even on the hottest summer days! Specifically, 38 degrees cooler than wooden dock- we laser tested it in the factory parking lot on a sunny & 92-degree day- anodized aluminum stayed 94 degrees without water under it (water will keep it even cooler) vs. 132 degrees for treated-wood decking!
Not to mention, it is much lighter than wood sections (66 lbs. per 3'x10' section, or 85 lbs. each for 4'x10' aluminum vs. 160-240 lbs. each for wood sections) for easier installation and removal! Dirt and bird droppings wash off easily when it rains, or with a soft-bristled broom and the anodizing keeps the dock looking new for many years to come! No more replacing rotten sections either, they'll last a lifetime and then some, easily paying for itself versus having to periodically wash, stain and/or replace wooden dock sections!
Save your back, your friendships of those that help you install, and the hassle of powerwashing and staining your wood dock! 4'x10' anodized is by far our best selling dock and is always in stock, ready to go transform your lakefront to your dream setup! This is the dock of the future-wooden docks will soon be a thing of the past!
3' x 10' Anodized-Aluminum (Stays Cool to Touch) Dock Section- $425 plus 6% tax
'1x3' Underside Framework- 1 Runner Down The Length, 3 Tubes Side To Side
4' X 10' Anodized-Aluminum (Stays Cool to Touch) Dock Section- $525 plus 6% tax
'2x4' Underside Framework- 2 Runners Down The Length, 4 Tubes Side To Side- Our Most Popular Option By Far!
Easy Pricing Example (Assuming 4 ft. of steady water depth, sandy bottom, about 1 ft of pole showing above dock):
A 4'x10' anodized aluminum section with our MaxLoc 4' support, 7' poles, SMALL footplates = $738 plus tax.
A 4'x10' anodized aluminum section with our MaxLoc 4' support, 7' poles, LARGE footplates = $770 plus tax.
4' x 12' Anodized Dock Section (For Horseshoe Around Boat Lift)- $750 plus 6% tax
'4x4' Underside Framework- 4 Runners (Welded Side by Side in Pairs) Down The Length, 4 Tubes Side To Side
4' x 9'6" Anodized All-Aluminum Section (For Parallel Platform)- $535 plus 6% tax
Add supports, poles, footplates/ augers, bumpers, etc. a la carte based on your needs- pricing and info here:
ULTIMATE DOCK SECTIONS
SUNWALK COMPOSITE or ANODIZED ALUMINUM ULTIMATE DOCK
This is our best offering if you want a complex dock layout with a large platform and/or multiple fingers or boat slips! It is completely modular and the layout can be changed at any time without permanent modifications, and best of all, it doesn't need any supports for platforms so you can go as large as you want! Skip the usual hassle of squaring up and having to lift multiple sections while leveling large platform supports, since with ULTIMATE dock, you add and level each individual section as you go, and every section includes braces so it is by far the most stable seasonal dock platform you'll walk on!
Even for those wanting a basic, straight-out dock, this is also our most stable yet still incredibly easy to install dock! The only real downside to this dock is wintertime stacking will require more space unless you plan to remove all the leg sockets and braces each year, but the incredible stability is worth the trade-off to most people!
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WAVE ARMOR- FLOATING DOCK SECTIONS
WAVE ARMOR FLOATING DOCK
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TREATED WOOD w/ ALUMINUM STRINGER DOCK SECTIONS
WOODEN DOCK SECTIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AGAIN!
The most affordable option to get you on the water ASAP as well as great for those who desire a rustic look to match their cottage or cabin. Minimal knot 5/4" thick edge- radiused, treated-pine you can stain to any color, or let it be natural, with an aluminum F-channel stringer for lighter weight than full timber-framed dock sections (though they'll flex more than 2x6" joists). Average weight for a 4x10' with aluminum stringers is around 206 lbs. per section (versus 86 lbs. in 4x10' anodized aluminum).
Keep in mind that you get what you pay for- this has the shortest lifespan (far shorter than it used to be, due to less toxic treatment in today's lumber) and highest maintenance of all of our offerings and will get the hottest in the sun- about 40 degrees warmer than our anodized aluminum dock! Also, you will be dealing with over twice the weight of the fully-aluminum constructed dock counterparts which we offer!
***3'x10' Treated-Pine Deck w/ Aluminum Stringer Dock Section $361 plus 6% tax
***4'x10' Treated-Pine Deck w/ Aluminum Stringer Dock Section $418 plus 6% tax
***DUE TO COVID-RELATED LUMBER PRICE SURGES, BUT PRICING CHANGES WEEK TO WEEK WITHOUT NOTICE, THESE ARE THE LATEST QUOTE'S WE'VE RECEIVED (2/27/21)- CALL FOR CURRENT QUOTE***
***All prices, available inventory, and product lines are subject to change without notice!***
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