The winter months are often the best time to do marine construction projects and dock maintenance. Whether you are building a new dock or doing upgrades and maintenance, the winter weather will mean water levels are often lower, and this is the perfect time to get work done. The following dock maintenance tasks, repairs, and upgrades will help you get your property ready for water recreation when the warmer weather arrives:
1. Repairing the Problems With Docks When Water Levels Are Lower for Easier Maintenance
One of the first things that need to be done when the water levels begin to drop is inspecting your dock for damage. Do any repairs that need to be done and maintenance that is difficult to do when the water levels are higher and most of the structure is submerged in water. You may also want to consider improvements to protect things like wood materials that are vulnerable to wear when they are submerged in water.
2. Adding Features Like Boat Lifts to Docks During the Winter for Water Recreation and Boating Fun Next Summer
If you do a lot of boating during the warmer months, having to launch your boat at a public ramp and tying it up at the dock is not ideal. Therefore, the winter months are a great time to consider adding a private ramp to your property and a boat lift to your dock to keep your boat safe and always have it ready for recreation on the water during the warmest months of the year.
3. Modular Dock Systems and Adding to Dock and Water Recreation Areas During Winter Months
Today, there are also options for modular dock systems that can float, and that can be added to existing structures and expanded whenever you want. The winter months are a great time to consider adding modular features to your dock to provide you with more areas for waterside recreation when the weather gets warmer in spring.
4. Replacing Your Outdated Wood Dock Structure With Modern Materials for More Durable Marine Construction
One of the problems that you may have is an old wood dock, which can be vulnerable to rot and not the ideal material for marine construction. Therefore, you may want to consider replacing your outdated wood dock with a modern marine construction material that is designed to withstand the harsh environment in the water. Consider synthetic materials, metal, and other alternatives to wood to ensure your new dock lasts.
These are some of the things that you will want to do to get your property ready for warmer weather with dock maintenance and improvements. If you need help with maintenance, repairs, and upgrades to your docks before next summer, contact a dock service to help get these things done this winter.