The guys are hard at work here in the shop to fill orders and stay on schedule! It is getting to be that time of year again where everyone is wanting stuff done so if you are needing something soon come on out and see us so that we can get you on the books.
We want to thank everyone who came out to see and support us at the Grand Lake Boat and Sport Show. We had a great time getting to know everyone! Come on out to our shop if you have any more questions and we would be happy to help!
"Bill has done all of my dock repair in the past. So that is who I wanted to build my new dock. He and his crew did a great job on my custom dock I would recommend him to anyone."
Let me build you a no-maintenance dock. It's more fun to go fishing and boating instead of scraping and painting your dock every few years. But I urge you to see others, look over their dock construction and get their prices, then come by and see me. Let's compare apples to apples. I'll show you how our docks are built better than any others and usually for the same price.
Grand Lake Dock holds a certificate as a GRDA Permitted Dock Installer on Grand Lake of the Cherokees. Go here to learn more.
Information You Should Know About Boat Docks
Advantages of Floating Docks
Compared to other styles, a floating dock has many advantages over other dock designs. These docks tend to be less expensive, and they can easily be removed from the water during the winter with a little planning. Their repair and upkeep is easily managed as well.
All lakes have some fluctuation of water levels. The most common advantage of our floating docks is they will rise and lower as the lake level changes. This makes them well-suited for use with water levels that rise and fall, a condition that is very familiar on Grand Lake.
The amount of weight the dock can bear is influenced by the size and number of plastic floats used in construction along with the type and weight of the decking. Grand Lake Dock builds steel floating docks placing decking over a steel super-structure with factory sealed airtight heavy-duty plastic floats from Hendron Plastic with a 15-year maintenance warranty. They are placed approximately 2 feet apart, and tightly held in place by under-dock steel structures, making our docks the most stable docks available.
Boat docks built by Grand Lake Dock float 12 to 16 inches above the water preventing damage from any snow load that will push a dock down in the water, and damage from waves that will lap over the code required minimum 8-inch clearance.
Building a dock involves considerable planning and decision-making prior to starting construction. Choices must be made regarding materials used, electrical capabilities and budget. Other considerations, like permits and inspection are taken care of for you by Grand Lake Dock.
Running Electrical To Your Dock For Lighting, Boat Lifts, Electrical Outlets and Other Conveniences.
Readily available on-dock electricity can be a benefit especially for the owners of larger boats and lifting features with their new dock. Electrical can be used for lighting, handy outlets for tools and appliances, and many other uses. Overall, the cost of running electricity to a dock is generally not a large line item in the budget.
Some Considerations When Choosing a Dock Builder
Homeowners should be knowledgeable about the regulations regarding dock construction on Grand Lake. So, on this page and elsewhere on this website we have provided Grand Lake’s building code for docks, approval certificates, and other pertinent information you should know. These influence the way a dock can be built on Grand Lake. And Grand Lake Dock is fully certified in compliance with the code. You will find that we build docks that exceed the code requirements.
Climate is another factor Grand Lake Dock takes into consideration with every dock we build. Grand Lake can freeze in isolated areas in the winter. So, our docks are built to withstand this and problems of wind, waves and snow loads on the roof.
Boat docks are constantly exposed to moisture, changes in temperature, sunlight, and inclement weather, all of which can have long-term consequences when it comes to their aesthetic appeal, safety, and functionality. Maintenance is always available by Grand Lake Dock, however, we can assure you that our docks will require much less maintenance because of the care we take in construction and floating your dock.