Spring is a great time to get your dock installed if you’re boating in the north. ShoreMaster started in Minnesota, so they understand the impact of all four seasons on your waterfront life. Whether you’re a seasonal installation pro or just getting started, we have some dock installation tips to help the process go smoothly so you can spend more time having fun on the water when the weather warms up.
Choose Easy Assembly
Tearing down your dock system in the fall and putting it up in the spring can be a lot of work, but it doesn’t have to be if you choose a dock system that’s easy to assemble by hand. ShoreMaster sectional and wheel-in docks have lightweight and durable welded aluminum frames that make installation quick and easy — as few as two people can walk sections of the dock out into the water and connect them (and the more the merrier, but please don’t try to assemble anything by yourself!). ShoreMaster docks also have removable decking and Infinity frame connections that let you snap pieces together in any configuration, so your dock plans can be flexible year after year.
Keep an Eye on the Water Level
Melting snow, rain, and other springtime weather conditions can impact how deep your water is, so another ShoreMaster dock installation tip is to find a dock system with an adjustable height to accommodate changes in depth. The tallest waves shouldn’t hit your dock frame while it’s in the water, so keep that in mind when you’re measuring. ShoreMaster docks have 18-inch leg pockets that allow you to easily adjust the height of your dock in fluctuating water.
Think About Storage
You don’t need to take up your entire backyard, shed, garage, or shoreline with dock parts in the offseason. ShoreMaster docks are as easy to remove as they are to install, whether you have a wheel-in or standing dock, which makes your annual tear-down easier. Once the decking and dock legs are removed, the dock section frames easily stack on one another until the next time you need to get them out.
Don’t Skip Quality or Stability
Among the best dock installation tips is to install a dock that you’re proud to own and that will outlast and outperform other docks. ShoreMaster docks are high quality and expertly engineered to give you hassle-free, convenient, and low-maintenance ownership for the life of your dock system. Our docks also feature five-sided dock legs, larger pass-through foot pads, ultimate configurability, and other exclusive features that help you get the most out of your system. There’s a reason we’re an industry leader in performance and stability for sectional dock systems, and while the seasons might change, our commitment to superior products won’t.
A ShoreMaster Product for All Seasons
Wherever you do your boating, ShoreMaster has the products, accessories, and expertise that can help you make your boat dock dreams a reality. Make your boat dock the truly customized outdoor space it should be, and enjoy ShoreMaster’s easy installation and quality products sure to last from season to season. Get in touch with us for your dock options and dock installation tips, or to find a ShoreMaster dealer near you!