If you’re considering building or buying a dock, one of the first decisions you’ll need to make is whether you want a floating or standing dock. While both types of docks serve the same basic purpose – providing access to water for boating, swimming, and fishing – there are some key differences between the two.
What is a Floating Dock?
A floating dock is a type of dock that is not supported by legs or poles. Instead, it is supported by foam filled floats that are designed to keep the dock afloat on the water’s surface and rise and fall with fluctuating water levels.
Pros of a Floating Dock
One of the main advantages of a floating dock is its flexibility to adjust to fluctuating water levels. So, there is no need to adjust your dock height throughout the summer, and your boat will always be at the same height as your floating dock. Our floating docks are also easy to install and can be assembled with basic tools and without the need for heavy machinery or specialized equipment.
What is a Standing Dock?
A standing dock is a type supported by legs or poles, sometimes also known as a pole docks. It is designed to remain stationary regardless of the water level. Although the dock height can be adjusted while in the water, if needed. Our standing docks are made from a bolt together aluminum frame.
Pros of a Standing Dock
One of the main advantages of a standing dock is its stability. Because legs support it, a standing dock is not affected by wind, waves, or currents in the same way that a floating dock is. This makes the dock much sturdier to stand on or sit on.
Which Type of Dock is Right for You?
The decision to choose a floating or standing dock will depend on a variety of factors, including your location, water depth, water conditions, and intended use. If you live in an area with fluctuating water levels, or if you want the flexibility to move your dock to different locations, a floating dock may be the best choice. If you want a dock that is more stable, and you don’t need the flexibility to move it, a standing dock may be the better option.
Ultimately, the decision to choose a floating or standing dock will depend on your personal preferences and needs. Consider the pros and cons of each type of dock, and consult with a professional if you’re not sure which one is right for you. With the right dock, you can enjoy all the benefits of waterfront living for years to come.