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What you should know about ADA compliant docks and fishing piers
May29

What you should know about ADA compliant docks and fishing piers

VW Docks can build any dock. We love a good challenge.

We especially enjoy building docks that everyone can use and enjoy. In fact, VW Docks is a leader in the industry when it comes to handicapped docks. Over the years, we have helped many of our clients start and complete their handicapped-accessible floating dock projects.

These are not[...]

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Why VW Docks uses western red cedar for sectional wood docks
Apr24

Why VW Docks uses western red cedar for sectional wood docks

Quality always makes a difference. That statement is true no matter what is being discussed, but it rings even truer for an investment.

And that’s just what docks are for waterfront homes.

Do docks add actual value to your property? In certain locations they definitely do, especially when the dock is well-maintained. Docks also provide a[...]

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How to select the best dock for your lake house
Mar31

How to select the best dock for your lake house

A lakefront property is immediately upgraded with dock access or a dock directly on the property. Docks become a place to store boats and other watercraft and can give you somewhere to gather for other activities.

But how do you go about choosing what type of dock is right for your lake home? Should you go with a floating dock or a stationary[...]

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Why You Should Start Thinking About Dock Maintenance and Updates Now
Feb25

Why You Should Start Thinking About Dock Maintenance and Updates Now

As a waterfront property owner, it's likely that one of your favorite areas on your property is your boat dock. A ton of memories are created there, from lounging lakeside, to fishing, to heading out on the boat for a family outing or just a pleasure cruise.

But boat docks don't last forever. They're exposed to a long list of elements, including[...]

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No Dock, No Problem: 6 Lakeside Activities for Winter
Jan28

No Dock, No Problem: 6 Lakeside Activities for Winter

Docks have been taken out and the ice has moved in. Guess all there is to do now is wait for spring and warmer weather, right?

Wrong.

While you could sit around and dream about putting the dock back in or consider installing a brand new one, there's a lot more to do than reminisce about this past year's boat outings.

Lakefront homes and other[...]

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10 Must-Know Tips for Preparing Your New Dock for the Winter Months
Dec15

10 Must-Know Tips for Preparing Your New Dock for the Winter Months

You finally did it. You scraped up the time and funds to put in that new dock you've been wanting. But now that the colder months are approaching, you won't be using it much.

Just because you won't be using it doesn't mean your dock should be neglected. That new dock needs to be probably cared for during the winter if you want to keep it in good[...]

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Building a Dock: Why You Need to Think Twice Before Doing It Yourself
Nov26

Building a Dock: Why You Need to Think Twice Before Doing It Yourself

Given that there are 17 million boats registered around the country, there is clearly no shortage of families who love to spend time on the water.

If you have land near a waterway, you might be inspired to build a dock. While building a dock might be an exciting prospect, if you don't know what you're doing you could be putting together a[...]

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Step-by-Step Guide to Choose the Perfect Dock for Your Waterfront
Oct26

Step-by-Step Guide to Choose the Perfect Dock for Your Waterfront

A new dock is an investment in your home or property.

It's an extension of your home, a place where friends and family can gather and enjoy fishing, boating, swimming, and making memories. Choosing the right dock is an important decision.

The ways you'll use your dock, the look and style you want, your budget, and various other factors are all[...]

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9 Tips for Protecting Your Dock from the Elements
Sep23

9 Tips for Protecting Your Dock from the Elements

On average, most people spend anywhere from $3,000 all the way up to $17,000 installing a dock that they can use for boating, fishing, and swimming purposes.

If you're going to spend that kind of money on a dock, the least you can do is take the time to make dock protection a big priority. You should do whatever you can to protect your dock from[...]

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How Do Floating Docks Add Value to Your Property?
Aug20

How Do Floating Docks Add Value to Your Property?

Looking for ways to increase the property value of your lakeside home? Adding a dock can be a great way to do so.

However, not all docks are right for your property, and before you buy one, you need to make sure you've researched and designed your dock carefully.

If you aren't sure where to start, take a look at this guide about floating docks[...]

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How to Choose Between a Floating Dock or Stationary Dock
Jul16

How to Choose Between a Floating Dock or Stationary Dock

You finally got that boat you've always wanted. You can take it out on the lake whenever you feel like it!

But how are you going to get it in the water? Looks like you're in need of a dock!

So, what kind of dock is best for you? Should you go with a floating dock or a stationary dock?

Both kinds of docks have their pros and cons, and the one[...]

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9 Cool Dock Designs That'll Make You Want to Spend More Time Outdoors
Jun18

9 Cool Dock Designs That'll Make You Want to Spend More Time Outdoors

Let's face it. Cold concrete slabs disrupt the beauty of nature. They're functional, but not at all attractive. Cool dock designs might still incorporate this material from time to time, but you need to think far beyond rectangular blocks.

Whether you're a homeowner on the waterfront, a fishing business that wants to keep customers interested, or[...]

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A Guide to Wood vs Aluminum Dock Decking
May22

A Guide to Wood vs Aluminum Dock Decking

Without dock decking your dock is useless. It's the part of your dock everyone will see first and walk on.

When you ask someone about their dock, they will tell you two things: the style and the material of their dock.

Choosing the right dock decking will provide you and your family with safety and security while using your boat. Each of your[...]

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Dock Repair Or Replace: How To Know When Your Residential Dock Needs Replacing Or Just A Touch-Up
Apr23

Dock Repair Or Replace: How To Know When Your Residential Dock Needs Replacing Or Just A Touch-Up

Over 87 million of us take to the water for recreational boating, spending billion dollars on our watercraft and various accessories.

If you're lucky enough to live on the waterfront, you might have your own patch of paradise in the form of a residential dock.

However, wind and water will cause your dock to look a little rundown over time. It's[...]

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How Do Floating Docks Add Value to Your Property?
Mar28

How Do Floating Docks Add Value to Your Property?

Looking for ways to increase the property value of your lakeside home? Adding a dock can be a great way to do so.

However, not all docks are right for your property, and before you buy one, you need to make sure you've researched and designed your dock carefully.

If you aren't sure where to start, take a look at this guide about floating docks[...]



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