Dock floats are critical to the longevity of your floating dock. When the dock floats are missing or waterlogged repairs need to be made quickly. Without proper support the dock frame must compensate by flexing, warping or breaking. When floats become waterlogged the frame gets closer to the water and nearby floats also become waterlogged. This scenario happens all of the time and degrades good floats and dock frames.
How to tell if your dock needs float repairs:
- Does your floating dock look level to the naked eye?
- Does your floating dock have sagging areas?
- Are there irregular gaps in the spacing between your floats?
- Does the floating dock under the ramp look low?
- Are the walkways twisting or unsteady?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions you may need repairs or adjustment to the floats.
Dock Services provides a float plan for all total float replacement projects. Total dock weight can be estimated calculating the displacement of the old floats. New floats can be ordered to specific sizes and located in specific areas in order to best support the dock frame. Most other contractors rely on a trial and error method for float replacement projects. This may eventually lead to a level looking dock, but under and over supported areas will sag down or hump up over time.
With our design and production experience on projects ranging from residential and municipal boathouses to 100+ slip marinas, we can refloat all types of docks.
Twisted Floating Walkways
The most common problem for floating boat slips is the twisted walkway. Floating walkways can become twisted for many reasons, but the most common causes are uneven weight distribution and improper floatation. Boat lifts often add weight and pressure directly to the edge of a walkway causing it to twist. This can be remedied with an underwater brace system, additional floats or adjustments to the boat lift. The picture illustrates the effectiveness of an underwater brace system. Our braces are fabricated out of galvanized steel and are easily adjustable. We can also install the brace hidden inside of the dock frame. Walking on a narrow floating walkway with an underwater brace installed, feels completely stable.
You don’t have anything to lose by hiring us to repair your twisted walkways, because great results are guaranteed!
Call: (704) 928-5813
Morgan and his team (John, Clinton, Aurelio, Chris) did an excellent job in evaluating, redesigning, and modifying the roof structure of my boathouse to accommodate the permanent arch on my boat and thus allowing the lift to raise my boat completely out of the water. The quality of the work was excellent and these guys are great to work with. They came up with a great solution at a reasonable cost without having to replace the roof.
– Paul L.
Morgan has just finished a dock for us. He knew what we wanted before we did. The whole project was a pleasure and his crew were not only courteous but a pleasure to witness. Hard working, great ethics and they never skipped a day until it was finished, even through the cold and rain. I have to say, we miss the boys and the banter. If you are considering a dock or repair, do yourself a favor and call Morgan. Thanks guys 🙂
– Simon W.
Great job! I would hire Dock Services again in a NY minute. They did a renovation on our three-slip dock. Project estimate was 6-7 weeks and they completed within the time scope of the project. As a construction project manager, I appreciated the attention to project schedule and quality control during the build. These guys are pros. They do it right. From proposal to punch list, Dock Services is on top of it.
As a homeowner, I appreciated the craftsmanship and attention to detail that Dock Services exhibited at every step of the project. They literally transformed our dock from tired and worn out to a dock that looked brand new.
Also, Dock Services runs a tight ship: they’re clean, neat and hardworking. Easily one of the best contractors I have ever hired, bar none.
– Michael H.
Morgan and his crew exceeded expectations with very minimal guidance. They knew what they were doing, and completed a dock restoration that functions and looks much better than I imagined would be possible based on what they had to work with.
Morgan’s crew was polite, professional, and respectful. The site was left cleaner than when they began. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Dock Services to anyone, or use them again myself.
I recommend unconditionally.
– Jason W.
I talked to 3 dock builders and Morgan was hands down best dock design, construction and value. His crew was amazing. We enjoyed having them on our property every day. Highly recommend this firm.
– Martin R.
We could not have been more pleased with the outcome!
They began when they promised and never left the job until it was completed. They would not accept a deposit until they started the project. The craftsmanship and attention to detail this company delivers is amazing!
– Jack M.
This is our second dock build experience with Morgan and his team on Lake Norman. He and his crew are the very BEST in the dock building business!! We could not be happier. His big wave series docks are a must! If you want a high quality product done on time, correctly with no mess and full service. Morgan is the one and only to trust and hire in the Lake Norman area. Thank you once again Morgan!