• The Life Cycle of Any Waterfront Dock

    The Life Cycle of Any Waterfront Dock

    If you have ever built a dock or purchased a property with one, you may know that the initial cost to design and build is significant . If you have a boat lift, or boat house, you may have spent upwards of $100,000.  What you may not realize is that this structure likely won’t last

  • Piling repair- from a homeowners perspective

    Piling repair- from a homeowners perspective

    At low tide one day a few months ago, I caught a glimpse of my wood pilings supporting my boat lift and deck over the water. Unfortunately they were showing some signs of decay and marine growth but it wasn’t terrible…yet. I would probably rate them a 7 out of 10.  I could have pushed

  • Torture test update

    Today was a good day at work!  We have some old and new pilings in our yard and using a front end loader and auger, we dug nearly a dozen holes and inserted these pilings. Once the mortar dries, we have the makings of a torture test!  The data will tell the tale, but in

  • A Better Way to Restore Aging Wooden and Concrete Pilings

    For most jobs involving repairing pilings, contractors need the usual barges, cranes, and perhaps a tug to get it all in position. Many times, time and effort to get the equipment in place takes longer and is more expensive than the job itself. It can be hard to explain to customers that this is a

  • The Hidden Cost of Waterfront Home Ownership

    The Hidden Cost of Waterfront Home Ownership

    Few things can match the beauty and convenience of living on the water with your boat safely secured to your dock. It’s no secret that these waterfront homes initial cost comes at a substantial premium compared to the landlocked equivalent.  Of course, that means higher property taxes too.  What many waterfront homeowners don’t realize is

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