Our Top Tips for Effective Dock Maintenance

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Your dock was a worthwhile investment, and you enjoy the freedom, flexibility, and convenience it gives you to take your boat out whenever you want. However, like any major investment, you need to make dock maintenance a priority to keep your dock in good shape season after season.

Our Top Tips for Effective Dock Maintenance

At TriStar Renovations & Boat Docks, we can help you with routine dock maintenance tasks, but there are several ways you can keep your dock in great condition. Here are some of our top recommendations to ensure that you make the most out of your boat dock:

  • Take regular pictures of your dock. The changes to your dock’s condition can be subtle and happen gradually. Having pictures taken at regular intervals can help you take note of changes to your dock’s condition.
  • Any part of your dock that gets missing or damaged, like a plank or a bolt, will put extra pressure on the rest of your dock. Take care of minor repairs as quickly as possible, so they don’t eventually turn into major issues.
  • Keep your dock’s surface clean but be careful not to overdo it. If you choose to power wash your deck, don’t do it very often and when you do, don’t go over the surface multiple times until the wood is bare.
  • Reduce potential damage to your dock from parking by putting rubber mats or rubber bumpers on the corners and sides. This can prevent potential impact damage when the wind is high or other uncontrollable factors are present.

If you have any questions about dock maintenance and how we can help, get in touch with us today.