If you live near any body of water and have a dock, or if you own a dock away from home, you know how important this small structure can be.
Chances are that you also know that even with the most meticulous maintenance plan, sooner or later, you will need to replace one or more boards eventually.
As with many other projects, the price for replacing the boards on your dock will vary by the size, location and wood needed for your replacement.
Materials, especially the wood, can also vary quite a bit in price depending on the quality. If you are unsure about the type of wood you need or would like to have, let us know and we will be happy to provide several options. To get a solid estimate, simple call us or send us a message and we will come out to do the measurements and evaluation in person.
While you might be able to do some repairs yourself, such as replacing wood bumpers, rusted screws, and rails, it is often better to rely on the expertise of a professional when it comes to replacing wooden dock boards.
If it is true that you only need to replace part or all the decking, the type of material used will make a difference when it comes to the cost.
Common Board Materials Include:
The deck must be able to support the weight of the people and their equipment that stand or sit on it. For this reason, you should choose the most durable boards that are suited for the climate that you can afford.
Pressure-treated wood is an extremely popular, economical option but aluminum appears to be gaining popularity due to its durability, resistance to mold, and its natural heat-dissipating qualities.
After your repair, the dock will need to have regular maintenance performed to get the most service life out of the dock boards.
Maintenance items may include:
Depending on whether your dock sits in freshwater or saltwater will determine how often these maintenance tasks will need to be carried out.
Having a professional inspect your dock, including the underwater portions, is always a great idea.