Choosing the Right Railing for Your Deck

You’ve chosen the perfect material for your new deck, but you’re not done making design decisions just yet. Now, it’s time to choose the railing — but how do you choose the right style, height, and materials? If you’re having trouble deciding, just turn to the experts at Decks & Docks. We understand that the […]

Everything You Need To Know About Dock Maintenance

It can be easy to overlook dock maintenance. After all, we tend to be more focused on what’s happening around the dock – the boats coming in and out, the people walking up and down. But for the sake of your wallet and your safety, dock maintenance is something you simply can’t ignore. Whether you […]

Dock Piling Advancements You Need to Know About

Docks have been a mainstay of coastal communities for millennia. In fact, the oldest dock we know of was constructed sometime in 2500 BCE in Egypt. At the time, such a dock would have been built with only function in mind. Namely, the launching of fishing or trading vessels. Exploratory vessels may also have launched […]

Top 7 Signs You Need a New Dock

Are you ashamed of your dock every time you pull your boat up next to it? This is one of the easiest ways to tell that it’s time for you to renovate your old dock or, better yet, invest in a new dock altogether. Your dock should be a huge source of pride for you, […]

The Ultimate Guide to Dock Piling Materials

Let’s face it, docks, especially the dock piling, take a lot of hammer. Threats include the movement of the body of water they’re partially submerged in, the fact that they spend their lives submerged and the effects of storms and hurricanes. It’s clear, they need to be made of stern stuff. If you’re planning to […]

8 New and Beautiful Deck Trends You Should Try

As the weather cools down, most people are packing up their outdoor living spaces and getting ready to hunker down inside. While your deck might not be the first thing on your mind, now is the perfect time to give it an update. Renovating or building your deck during the fall is a great move. […]

Deck Protection 101: How to Prepare Your Deck for Fall Weather

The deck industry is worth 740 million dollars in the U.S. In other words, it’s a massive business. If your home has a deck, you’re familiar with the cost of installation. And you know that regular care and maintenance is much cheaper than installing a brand new one! So, as the summer is ending and […]

Real or Composite Wood: Which Material Is Better for a Deck?

Want to add square footage onto your home without the massive expense of an addition? Build a deck. Few homeowners think of it this way, but adding a comfortable deck increases your home’s living space. As with any home improvement, though, the key is finding the right option for you. Today, we’re taking a closer […]

Dock Maintenance Guide: How to Extend the Life of Your Boat Dock

Is your boat dock looking a little worse for the wear? Can’t remember the last time that you performed any type of dock repairs? Are you just completely clueless about the kind of dock maintenance that you need to perform at the start of every season? This post is here to help. From teaching you […]

Wood Woes: How to Protect Your Deck From Dry Rot

If you’ve ever built a deck or a dock, you know how expensive it can be. That’s why the last thing you want to do is replace your deck or dock once every few years because it is falling apart. The most common reason decks are damaged and need to be replaced is because they […]