Making Your Dock Dog-Friendly

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 5/2/2024
Making Your Dock Dog-Friendly
Before spending a day on the lake with man’s best friend, make sure you’re decked out with dog-friendly accessories and building materials.

Making Your Dock Safe and Enjoyable for Young Family Members

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 3/28/2024
Making Your Dock Safe and Enjoyable for Young Family Members
Summer may feel far away, but when it comes to your boat dock, it’s best to start preparing early! If you have young family members, you’ll want to make sure your dock is ready for when they’re out of school for the summer and eager to spend their time on the lake! Alumi-Span has all you need to ensure your dock is safe for those long summer days.

Using Angle Cuts on the First Section of Your Dock

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 2/29/2024
Using Angle Cuts on the First Section of Your Dock
To keep everyone on their property, Alumi-Span can put an angle across the first section of your dock. In many cases, this can bring everything back in line with the dock next to yours.

Aluminum Boat Docks: Easy to Maintain, Long-Lasting

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 1/31/2024
Aluminum Boat Docks: Easy to Maintain, Long-Lasting
Aluminum boat docks are very low maintenance. However, even though they’ll rarely need your attention, the sturdiest docks still require a lot of up-front work to stand up to intense storms, heat, and high winds here in the Midwest.

Celebrate the New Year with a New or Updated Boat Dock!

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 12/21/2023
Celebrate the New Year with a New or Updated Boat Dock!
2024 is officially here! What better time to start planning a new or improved dock than the month of new beginnings?

Enhancing Your Waterfront Lifestyle: Transforming Your Dock into an Outdoor Living Space

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 11/28/2023
Enhancing Your Waterfront Lifestyle: Transforming Your Dock into an Outdoor Living Space
If you live on lakefront property or have a vacation home on the water, you know how important it is to have the right design and accessories to fully transform and enhance your outdoor space. A large, rectangular dock shape is easy to build and functional, but does it really serve your needs?

The Importance of Quality Materials in Boat Dock Manufacturing

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 10/26/2023
The Importance of Quality Materials in Boat Dock Manufacturing
Simply put, quality materials in manufacturing means quality parts for you to buy! Here are four ways that dock parts made with quality materials make a difference.

The Benefits of Investing in a Custom Boat Dock for Your Waterfront Home

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 9/28/2023
The Benefits of Investing in a Custom Boat Dock for Your Waterfront Home
If your home is on a waterfront, installing a boat dock is one of the best ways to take advantage of the extra space! Whether you use a dock for boating, swimming, lounging, entertaining, or all of the above, a custom dock can bring the whole property together.

Understanding the Different Options for Boat Docks: Which Ones are Right for You

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 8/30/2023
Understanding the Different Options for Boat Docks: Which Ones are Right for You
As the summer heat starts to wind down, we’re moving into great weather for dock building! With all the different types of boat docks, how do you know which one is right for you? Take a look at our quick guide to dock options!

Boat Dock Safety: Essential Tips for a Secure and Accident-Free Dock

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 7/27/2023
Boat Dock Safety: Essential Tips for a Secure and Accident-Free Dock
If you own a boat, you know better than anyone how unpredictable the water and weather can be. Thankfully, there are plenty of things you can do to ensure the safety and security of your boat dock.

How to Maintain and Extend the Lifespan of Your Boat Dock

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 6/26/2023
How to Maintain and Extend the Lifespan of Your Boat Dock
Have you recently invested in a brand-new boat dock? Are you noticing signs of wear and tear on your existing boat dock? Owning a lake-front property can be a lot of work, and you need to maintain your aluminum boat dock just like you take care of your home and car.

Aluminum Dock Designs for Your Summer Property

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 5/25/2023
Aluminum Dock Designs for Your Summer Property
Building a new dock is exciting! You’re probably already looking forward to swimming, boating, or entertaining on your dream dock. If you’ve thought about it for a long time, you may already have design ideas, but there are some important factors to consider before you put your bank account behind your dream dock design.

Build a Long-Lasting, Easy to Maintain Aluminum Dock this Spring

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 4/24/2023
Build a Long-Lasting, Easy to Maintain Aluminum Dock this Spring
It’s finally spring! Are you already dreaming about being out on the water in the summer breezes? What’s better than being out on the lake with friends and family? Do you need a boat dock that can provide years of fun and function for your family?

Is Your Dock Ready for Summer?

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 3/30/2023
Is Your Dock Ready for Summer?
Summer is quickly approaching! After a long Midwestern winter, imagine how great the warm sun and cool water will feel after all the gray, icy days for the last three months.  With summer on the way, making sure your boat dock is in peak condition is important. Nobody wants to spend the summer fixing their dock when they could be enjoying it instead!

How to Make Dock Installation Easy

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 3/1/2023
How to Make Dock Installation Easy
We talk to dozens of customers each year who, in frustration, decide they’ll do or pay almost anything to eliminate this back-breaking work. They look at rolling docks and many other fancy options, only to find out that they’re mega-expensive and most of them don't work nearly as well as advertised.

Did you know a properly designed conventional dock can be installed in about 3 minutes per section without any augering or heavy lifting, even in muck? You can save thousands of dollars while retaining the flexibility of nearly any configuration is icing on the cake.

3 Major Factors that Affect Boat Dock Price

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 1/31/2023
Installing a new boat dock this year?  Need to update your boat dock but hoping to save some money? With waterfront property, boat docks are a necessary expense. You should think of your dock as an investment because it can increase

Refresh Your Boat Dock Bumpers for 2023

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 12/29/2022
Refresh Your Boat Dock Bumpers for 2023
Boat dock bumpers are critical to protect your boat and your boat dock. Bumpers take the beating and protect your boat from hitting the metal edges of your dock. Traditional boat fenders work to protect your boat but tend to be bulky and, after a couple years, they become unsightly. 

Update Dock Accessories for Next Summer

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 11/29/2022
Update Dock Accessories for Next Summer
Are you already making plans for a safe and family-friendly summer boating season on your dock? Want tips to share with your family to keep them safe on the dock this year? In some ways your dock is a tool. It’s useful and practical, a

Guide to Choosing the Right Dock Design

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 11/4/2022
Guide to Choosing the Right Dock Design
Building a new dock is exciting! You’re probably already looking forward to swimming, boating, or entertaining on your dream dock. If you’ve thought about it for a long time, you may already have design ideas, but there are some important factors to consider before you put your bank account behind your dream dock design

How Ice Can Damage Your Wooden Dock

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 10/4/2022
How Ice Can Damage Your Wooden Dock
Do you have a wooden or partially wooden dock ? Do you think it might be easier to leave your boat dock in the water this winter? Removing your dock in the fall can be a long, cold, labor-intensive process. It’s no fun when all you really want to

Guide for Custom Dock Building

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 8/29/2022
Guide for Custom Dock Building

Custom boat docks have so much to offer and can be an incredibly rewarding investment! If you’re looking for help making your custom boat dock dream a reality, give us a call! We’re happy to take you step-by-step through the entire design and building process, or guide you in the right direction to quality boat dock parts.

Why Choose Vinyl Dock Sections?

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 8/1/2022
Why Choose Vinyl Dock Sections?
Building your own dock can be very rewarding – but it can be a bit stressful. Between all the different types of materials and boat dock parts available, it’s hard to know what’s worth the price for the value you’re going to get.

How to Add a Party Dock to Your Summer Vacation Property

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 7/1/2022
Do you want your lakefront property to be a home away from home this summer? Building a party deck or dock platform on your dock can add value to your home. From a small sitting area to space for 20 people, this can be an easy and painless process. 

Why We Love Anodized Aluminum Boat Docks

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 5/31/2022
Have you been considering aluminum boat dock sections but are still confused about your options? As you might guess by looking at our company name, we love anodized aluminum! We choose this material for our dock sections because of its permanent layer of protective material that rivals any paint or powder-coated material.

How to Safely Dock a Boat

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 4/29/2022
Are you a new boat owner, or just want to be more confident in your boating skills? One of the most important skills a boat owner must know is how to properly and safely dock their boat. The more time you spend at the helm, the sooner you’ll find your confidence and competence growing.
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