We live in Texas, which has the most beautiful weather in the world. Some areas are on the sunny side 300 days a year, which makes boating a well-loved activity here. Moreover, dozens of lakes are here, making it the perfect place for different water sports.
As a lake house owner, I have multiple boats, but my recent prized possession is a 42-ft yacht, which I bought after saving for four years. I decked it with all the luxurious features so I could enjoy a weekend onboard.
The next thing I did was built a dock. Most of the boats I had were small and mainly used for fishing, which is why I never felt the need to build a spot for securing them. My boating friends recommended that I build a traditional wood boat dock to ensure my yacht stayed safe from mold and corrosion. I was so focused on caring for my boat that I didn’t pay much attention to the dock.
The Horror of Not Sealing Your Wood Dock
I never thought that a bit of rot would do so much damage to my dock. There are plenty of marine-grade products available in the market that allow you to maintain your dock easily. However, I never paid attention to the decking, which was my biggest mistake.
It started with a few rotted planks I tried fixing with DIY remedies. On the surface, it would go away but return a few weeks later. What I failed to notice was that the planks had become porous. That was the first sign.
The next was the springiness of the deck. I heard a creak here and there as I walked on it. It was like the dock was groaning. Since I had built the dock myself, I hadn’t done a good enough job. I had used inferior fasteners, and the planks were not connected properly.
Two months later, I felt the dock move slightly. Scared, I took small cautious steps backward. As soon as my shoe-clad feet touched the shore, the dock collapsed. It splintered into large pieces and fell into the water. The small boats tilted sideways, and my heart jumped into my throat. Thankfully, they stayed in place, and I could untie the knots after ensuring it was safe to get into the water.
I had spent thousands of dollars building my dock and was left with some pilings due to my negligence and inexperience. I had to start all over again because a dock had now become a necessity. This time around, I contacted a professional for the job.
After doing a thorough online search, I came across EZ Dock Texas. They had a wide range of decking options with other high-quality products. Reviews posted on the website boasted how expertly they handled the installation process. I was immediately sold and contacted to build my dock.
Getting in touch with them is quite easy. You can either fill out their online form with your query, have a live chat or call them at (800) 654-8168.