Having the perfect dock to fish or launch your boat from is a highly sought after detail in any lake house. Docks can last for several years and can be the focal point of your next big lake party. When you are considering building your own deck or utilizing a dock building service, there are several small details you need to keep in mind during and before your project. Taking measurements, planning for the coming weather, and determining what exactly your dock will be used for are only a few of the trains of thought you should take before starting your construction.
One of the biggest considerations you should think about is the type of wood to use on your new dock. This video speaks into the subject well.
The most commonly-used wood for building docks is pressured pine. This is the most cost-effective material and the one you will see frequently at large boating docks. This material should last 20 years or more as long as you take good care of it. However, it’s important to keep it cleaned and reinforced to prevent mold, moisture, and rot. Pressured pine is the general go-to for dock building.