If you live on a beautiful lake, odds are you already have a boat dock or are looking to build one. Having a working boat and a dock is great, but comes with big responsibilities. If you don’t maintain your dock, you’ll have to make costly repairs over time.
Possibly the most important task is to regularly clean your dock. It will accumulate dirt and grime over the years which regularly needs to be cleaned. Let this sit long enough and your dock could start to decay. Hiring a pressure washer or using your own will do the trick.
You should also make sure no pests are inhabiting your dock. Regularly check for pests and take care of them if they’re found. Wasps and even furry critters like beavers and otters could take up residence under your dock. Not only are they annoying to guests, but they could also damage your dock.
If you take the right precautions, your dock could last years and could even be enjoyed by your grandchildren. Being a smart dock owner will save you lots of money down the road and will prevent accidents. If you need advice, ask your neighbors on the lake for pointers.