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.

Spend Earth Day Outside on Your Boat!

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 4/1/2022
Earth Day is April 22nd! What are you doing to celebrate? Michiganders are looking forward to spring and summer for yearly boating excursions. If you’re a seasoned boater or just someone looking for a new way to spend time outside with family,

Tips for Spring Dock Installation

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 3/1/2022
Are you looking forward to springtime? We are too!

As the days get longer and the feeling of spring is in the air, it’s time to start planning for your dock installation!

How to Build a Wooden Boat Dock

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 2/3/2022
Are you learning how to build a wooden dock from scratch? 
 
Are you rebuilding an existing dock that has since rotted or needs planks replaced?
 
If you need to build or rebuild a wooden dock, you want the most durable wood available that will be low maintenance and last a lifetime. 

Top Offseason Boat Projects

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 12/30/2021
The off-season is the perfect time to start your boat maintenance projects. If you love working on your boat to keep it in pristine shape before dock installation time, this is a great time of the year to tackle your to-do list.

Dock Ideas for Summer Camp Directors

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 12/1/2021
Summer camps are great educational resources and camp directors and counselors provide great opportunities for kids to learn about nature, the outdoors, fishing, swimming, and more. If you want to offer more opportunities for kids to enjoy the water, a large aluminum boat dock or dock patio with walkway systems may be the perfect solution.

How to Safely Store Your Boat for Winter

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 11/1/2021
If you’re a boater in the Midwest or Northeast, you know how important it is to properly store your boat during cold weather. You likely have an entire routine for getting your boat and aluminum boat dock out of the water, but if you’re a

Dock Accessories Checklist

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 10/1/2021
Boat docks are an essential part of lake life in the Midwest, and getting the right accessories can take your experience to a completely new level.

You can find accessories that make all things lake-related simpler, and accessories that will make your dock more fun when you’re not on the water.

Reasons to Keep Boating in Autumn

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 9/1/2021
As the calendar turns from August to September, many families are focused on getting back to the routine of early bedtime and back to school. However, fall is still a great time for boating on the weekends! Even after the kids go back to school and the weather starts to get cooler, you can take advantage of fall boating to escape for a day trip or weekend getaway.

Best Midwest Summer Boating Destinations

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 8/2/2021
Getting ready to hit the road for summer vacation? If you’re from the Midwest, there are so many great places right in your backyard for fishing, swimming, camping and boating! If you’ve got a boat you can tow, you can visit many lakes and rivers and create special memories for you and your family. If you’ve already done a tour of the Great Lakes or you’re looking for new places to explore, consider some of the rivers the Midwest has to offer and make it a road trip!

Unique Dock Designs

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 7/1/2021
Designing a boat dock but don’t know where to start?

Do you want something with more “wow” factor than a traditional boat dock?

Dock design is an important part of the dock building process. A large, rectangular shape is easy to build and functional, but does it really serve your needs, or could you have something more unique that will impress your friends and neighbors and combine your outdoor hobbies?

Read on for some options to consider when you begin designing your boat dock...

Protecting Your Dock Against Weather and Low Water Levels

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 6/1/2021
Are you looking for a boat dock that can withstand the elements?

Do you need a boat dock that can provide years of fun and function for your family?

One of the many benefits of aluminum docks is that they are very low maintenance. That doesn’t mean no maintenance, however! In Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana, we get all kinds of weather. Even our sturdy aluminum docks have a lot of work to do to stand up to ice and snow, heat, and high winds. Protect your investment with regular inspection and maintenance.

Why Choose an Aluminum Boat Dock?

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 5/3/2021
Aluminum boat docks may be the best choice for those who want stress-free summers. Nothing kept in water will last forever, however, aluminum boat docks come the closest to it. Their unique attributes simply outlive other dock materials like wood, steel, and vinyl.

Protect Your Investment with our Dock Maintenance Tips

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 4/1/2021
Instead of dreading the idea of something going wrong with your dock, imagine taking fate into your hands with a few easy tips to avoid costly maintenance on your boat dock. Our 5 boat dock maintenance tips can help you keep your dock in great shape for years to come.

Guide to Choosing the Best Dock Accessories

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 3/1/2021

If you live on lakefront property or have a vacation home on the water, you know how important it is to have the right accessories to fully transform and enhance your outdoor space.

Best Ways to Enjoy Spring Boating in Michigan

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 2/1/2021
Are you ready to exchange the snow shovel and snow blower for a life vest and a boat?

Tired of the cold weather and ready to enjoy the sun when it finally comes out again?

Michiganders all over the state are looking forward to spring and summer not only for yearly boating excursions, but just for an excuse to get out of the house again. In 2020, we spent a lot of time at home, and the start of 2021 has been more of the same.

Read our tips for spring boating here!

Most Popular Boat Dock Accessories

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 1/1/2021
If you already have a boat dock or are starting the process of buying or building a new one, you’re probably also interested in dock accessories that will make your dock more functional and attractive.

You can find accessories that are made to make everything on the water easier, and accessories that will let you enjoy your dock even when the boat is tied up.
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