Aluminum-framed floating dock FAQs

How do I choose which of the Aluminum Docks is right for me?

There are two main factors to consider when trying to to decide between a DIY Dock Kit or an Aluminum-framed Floating Dock: 

  1. How much does the water in your pond fluctuate?
  2. How big of a dock do you want?

The DIY Dock Kits are intended for bodies of water that are very constant (fluctuating less than a foot), and are only available with an 8-ft x 8-ft or 12-ft x 8-ft deck. If the water level in your pond fluctuates between one to 4-feet, you’ll need to go with the Aluminum-framed Floating dock – which is also available in larger sizes. 

Once I place an order for a dock, how long will it take to be delivered?

All of our docks are built to order and our lead time varies depending on when you place your order – if you order in the off-season, it could be as short as 3-4 weeks. If you order between March and June, it’ll more than likely be a little longer. The best thing to do is call for an ETA. 

Can I have an Aluminum Framed Floating dock shipped to my house?

Yes – as long as there’s room for a semi to get to and from your house. When you order your DIY Dock Kit online, shipping will be calculated at checkout, and that rate includes residential delivery, a delivery appointment and a lift gate to get the pallet down from the truck. Depending on your location and access to the property, the aluminum-framed Docks can be delivered on a flatbed trailer or in a semi-truck. Equipment to offload the pieces would be required. Call our office to discuss your property and to see what option may be available.

What walkway lengths are available on the Aluminum Docks?

On the Aluminum-framed Floating Docks we offer two walkway lengths. A 10-foot walkway works well if you have a constant water level on your pond, or a 20-foot walkway if you have a water fluctuation level of 4′ or less. We also offer two walkway lengths on the DIY Floating Dock Kits. You can choose either an 8-foot or 16-foot walkway. It’s important to remember the DIY Dock Kits are only intended for small ponds with consistent water levels.

How are the Aluminum Framed Floating Docks anchored?

The sectional Aluminum-framed Floating Docks are designed to be self-installed using a 10′ steel base anchored with 4 steel legs which you drive into the shoreline. In extreme circumstances, you can relocate the base. Similarly, the Floating Dock Kits come with a steel base that is 44.5-inches wide, with 25.5-inch stakes which you’ll concrete into the ground.

What is the decking made of?

We use a composite decking material called TimberTech. We’ve chosen TimberTech because it is one of the densest decking products on the market, as you can see from the chart below.

BrandModulus of Elasticity (Strength in PSI)Plastic CompositionWood Composition
TimberTech542,200Recycled High-density polymersMostly cabinet-grade maple with fasteners removed
Fiberon/Veranda (Home Depot)477,000Recycled High-density polymers80% softwood with hardwood as recycled, #3 grade, oak shipping pallets with fasteners
Trex175,000Recycled bags &bottlesRecycled, #3 grade, oak shipping pallets with fasteners
Moisture Shield/Choice Deck (Lowe’s)100,000Recycled bags &bottlesRecycled, #3 grade, oak shipping pallets with fasteners
Tamko EverGrain53,000Recycled bags &bottlesRecycled, #3 grade, oak shipping pallets with fasteners

Does the decking come in different colors?

All docks come standard with Coconut Husk colored TimberTech decking, but Sea Salt Gray or Dark Cocoa are available at no additional charge. Other color options may be available for an additional charge. Lead time may vary for colors other than the Coconut Husk. Please call for more options.


Can I get an awning on an aluminum framed floating dock?

Awnings are not available on the DIY Dock Kits of the Aluminum-framed Floating docks. The powder coated dock table with umbrella is a popular add-on to provide some shade on the Aluminum-framed Floating Docks. If you really want an awning, check out our Deluxe steel framed docks.

Can I get railings on my Aluminum Framed Floating Dock?

Railings are not available for the DIY Dock Kits, but are on Aluminum-framed Floating Dock. For an additional fee you can add a 32″ high aluminum, powder coated rail anywhere you want on any of the aluminum docks and walkways.

Still have questions?

Whether you’re looking for information about shipping & delivery, product specs and details, or help with setting up an installment plan, our team is standing by and happy to assist.

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