Docks of Corpus Christi
Experts in Docks
I’m guessing that you have never had to build a dock before. It is important to hire a professional company with the knowledge and skill required to get the best out of your water front. Whether your looking for a basic dock, wanting to add a boat lift, need seawalls built, want to expand into a dock house, need new pilings, marina services, channel markers, or are in need of repairs on any of these, we are here for you. Having a dock builder that will work with you is key to making sure your happy with the service you get. Docks of Corpus Christi are here to make sure you are completely happy with whatever your needs are. We have the knowledge and experience to ensure a smooth process from beginning to end. Whether your looking for a certain look or want to see the wide array of options available to you we can accommodate all of your needs. We are well aware that your dock is an investment into not only your property but an investment into your future happiness. Fortunately there are a cornucopia of options available these days from trusted manufacturers, we can put together anything you could possibly dream up.
Dock Building Process
First it is best to consider what it is that your wanting out of your dock. This will usually determine the best path to get to where your wanting your property to be. For example if your wanting a permanent boat or fishing dock your needs might be different and will probably need a different material then if your looking to build something that can mold and change as time goes on. It is possible to go with wood, metal coated, a floating dock, or even a mix of materials can be needed. Most times we will come to the property to do an initial look at what might arise for the project. We will be looking at water levels, wake potential, the needs for your dock, budget, and plenty of other factors. Once we have an outline of information to work with, then comes the planning and implementation of said plan. Once work is started we make sure you are completely satisfied with your new investment. You can be apart of all aspects of this process or you can totally be removed, it’s up to you! We are completely dedicated to making sure you are totally satisfied with our work.
1. Floating Docks – Floating docks are larger platforms built over airtight drums that float on the water. Most often these are built in preset sections that can be attached to each other in many ways, allowing for a variety of options when laying out a design. These docks rise and fall with tides and water levels, which allows them to adapt to ever changing seascapes. As you can imagine these are not as stable as other docks, so they aren’t really for people wanting a more permanent look or feel for their dock. Floating docks do tend to be better for the environment of the water as it doesn’t mess with the existing sediment. But bad weather and quickly changing water can very easily damage floating docks.
2. Piling Docks – Piling docks are made with pilings that are driven deep into the ground under where the dock will be placed. The dock is attached to the pilings by hoops or rollers, that allow the dock to rise or fall with the water. Only thing is that piling docks are limited in their range of movement up and down. Higher changes in water levels can damage piling docks much easier then floating docks. Piling docks require an expert and are quite expensive to build. There are many factors that have to be taken into account when building one. Piling docks are best used for larger boat docks or fishing docks.
3. Pipe Docks – Pipe docks are very close in construction to piling docks with the difference being that the frame is built with aluminum rather then wood. Pipe docks tend to be less stable but are quite a bit cheaper to build. Pipe docks are more frail, so they don’t up well to ice or rougher seas. If you are looking for a more environmentally viable options a pipe dock might be for you, as they don’t mess with the ecosystem of the water below them as much as others can.
1. Crib Docks – Crib docks are made with wooden frames or wooden crates placed along the water floor, these frames are called cribs. Those crates are permanent frames that can be filled with rocks or cement and covered with the decking frame. Crib docks are quite a bit more expensive then less permanent solutions, and honestly probably do more harm then good for the ecosystem of the water. As crib docks tend to disrupt the flow and essentially extend the shoreline. Some regulations won’t allow crib docks because of the environmental aspects that come into play when building one. Crib dock last for quite a bit longer then any other docks and are the go to for most permanent applications, usually lasting decades. With this stability, it’s really a trade for convenience, as these structures are extremely hard to change or remove.
2. Suspension Docks – Directly opposed to crib docks, suspension docks are built over the water suspended by ropes or cables. More often then not they tend to look more appealing, but can be very expensive and time sinks. These docks usually aren’t make for at home convenience, they are mainly used for large public areas that want to avoid placing structures into the water to disrupt natural ecosystems. Since suspension docks are placed in a way that is permanent, they can be very susceptible damage in case of high winds or storms. Repairing these docks can be a very involved process and can really get expensive.