The Real Cost of a Boat Dock

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How Much Does It Cost to Construct a Boat Dock?

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The cost to construct a boat dock averages $14,275. Most contract jobs are priced between $3,173 and $25,306.

Prefabricated or constructed types of docks are priced as low as $1,000,while high quality permanent boat docks run between $50,000 and $75,000. Boat dock pricing varies depending on the type,quality and the difficulty of installation. Choosing a prefabricated,aluminum floating dock,or a permanent wood and concrete version affects your job cost. Option and funding depend on water depth,climate,location,and fresh or saltwater application. A Guru can help you select the perfect dock for your requirements. In the end,this determines the complete project price.

Regardless of application,our fabricated aluminum structures won’t crack like concrete,rust like steel or rot like wood.

Cost to Construct a Dock

A floating dock costs between $15 to $35 per square foot,depending on the choice of decking. This includes the pier and labour to install. Prefabricated aluminum types,the most affordable,come in at $1,500. It’s constructed by putting decking over airtight barrels,drums or marine floats.

Piling dock construction and setup runs $20 to $40 per square foot. Machinery jets or drives pilings,generally 10″-12″ in diameter,into the lakebed. Piling docks are permanent and durable if maintained correctly and may be personalized to boathouses,gazebos and celebration decks.

These are constructed by filling one or more square wooden”cribs” with large stones,then capping using a deck. They are essentially small,synthetic islands which you could connect to one another and the coast with decking.

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The Price of Your Dock Depends on The Accessories You Want

Dock Floatation

Decking and floatation options will be the design options that have the most impact on dock cost. When considering what option is best for your job,you ought to consider the balance between cost,length of life and stability. If you are more of a visual learner,take a look at our floatation video show: Floating Dock Overview,Pontoon Float and complete Float.

The most economic choice is poly-tub floatation. We supply the best poly-floats from the marine business to incorporate into our floating docks. Poly-floats are made from a plastic casing (polyethylene to be exact) with polystyrene foam core (poly-‘sty’-rene as in’sty’-rafoam). Because plastic cracks and polystyrene can be easily compromised,these floats typically need to be replaced many times during a GatorDock’s long service life.

The following two float options offer you a quality boost in both the shell and the core of the float. The Pontoon Float and the complete Float,designed and built in Gator,feature an all-aluminum shell which offers a rugged armor for harsh marine environments. The core is expertly-injected polyurethane foam,much more dense and durable compared to polystyrene and can stand up to chemicals frequently found in marine environments such as gas. The Pontoon Float system combines several Pontoon capped-culverts across the base of the pier,whereas the complete Float is one large foundation for a dock section. Because the complete Float cohesively covers the majority of a dock deck,it provides more stability than our lasting Pontoon Float. The aluminum casing and dependable core of both of these float types are an increase to the bottom line,but also offer a longer,more stable,service life and much lower maintenance requirements.

Dock Fenders & Bumpers

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Dock 101: Fenders shield the pier and bumpers protect the ships. We’ve got several options to choose from to protect your dock and boats. Select pine,Ipe hardwood or composite wood to your fenders,or blend the intention of a dock and fender into a single by picking a UHMW fender. This lasting fender is an increase in cost but a excellent addition to high traffic boat ramps that need additional protection. Our bumpers come in two size/shape combinations — the ‘P’ bumper and ‘D’ bumper. The larger’D’ bumper covers more area and extends farther for additional impact protection. This bumper attaches in two places,the side and top,of the fender.

The E-channel frame and deck construction found on both GatorDock piers and floating docks can accommodate up utilities to 2″ in diameter. Our design engineers can create custom utility bays for clients with larger needs in that region. All we need to accommodate that request is a utility map and job specifications. These incorporated utility paths allow for water,electricity and other needs to enhance the design of your marina or dock system.

A number of our marine access systems (that is a fancy term for docks and piers) do not incorporate railing. Although,one of our favourite designs does: The Gator Fishing Pier. There is nothing better than being on the water and fishing on a gorgeous day. The Gator Fishing Rail is loved by fishermen of all sizes and ability. The bait shelf is a convenient place to set a tackle box or a beer,while the angled top rail is a comfy place to lean against or rest a fishing pole. Check out a classic GatorDock fishing pier in the St. Marks case study.

Dock Construction Costs

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Construction often consist of labor in the project quotation. According to a homeowner reports,labour accounts for roughly half of the complete price. So the normal job of $10,000 includes $5,000 in labour or $50 per linear foot. The average pier runs between $15 to $35 per square foot. But with high-end substances like exotic hardwoods or concrete,you can easily double that cost. Expect to pay anywhere from 20% to 50% more on an aluminum frame with composite decking than you would on a wooden one. You can also blend aluminum framing with aluminum,wood planks or grates,or plastic for various budgets.

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