Alumi-Span Docks Gives Tips for Spring Dock Maintenance

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PITTSFORD, Mich. - eTradeWire -- Spring is on the way! Is your dock prepared for the season?

Have you considered upgrading to an aluminum boat dock?

Aluminum boat docks are very low maintenance. However, even though they'll rarely need your attention, the sturdiest docks still require a lot of up-front work to stand up to intense storms, heat, and high winds here in the Midwest. Protect your investment with regular inspections and maintenance!

Here's what we recommend:
  • If you leave your dock in year-round, you should perform a maintenance check in the spring. Look for obvious signs of damage and corrosion before you attempt to use your dock recreationally.
  • Lake levels can fluctuate several inches year to year. Water levels change based on rain patterns or land use near your lake. You never want waves to come over the top of your dock, so check your platform height from the water and modify the leg heights as needed.
  • Ice can put a lot of twist pressure on structures, so be sure to inspect the brackets, clamps, and hardware. If you do find a cracked part, you can order a replacement for that piece. Check to see if your dock stayed level. You might choose to have it ramped up a bit from the shore or seawall, but it should be as level as possible. You can use a carpenter's level or you can just measure from the deck to the water surface.
  • Your aluminum dock will not rust, but it can get dirty. Aluminum docks also get their fair share of algae, dead worms, leaves, and general lake gunk. It's a good idea to clean your dock at least once a year.
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Upgrade to an Aluminum Boat Dock in Michigan!

Find out why your friends and neighbors have been enjoying Michigan aluminum boat docks for more than 50 years! Try out our dock design tool online, give us a call, or submit a contact form to start your dock project. We can't wait to help you get out on the water this summer!

About Alumi-Span Docks: Since 1956, Alumi-Span has been a name that people trust. Whether it's a complete boat dock system or the individual components, we manufacture our products using quality methods and materials. Interested in a new dock or replacement parts that last? Fill out our contact form or give us a call at 855-523-2444 to find out more.

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