Pressure treated wood docks are the most commonly used docking system, due to the fact that many wood sizes and treatments are available to meet a range of specifications. Wood flexes with the water, allowing for the use in rougher situations and the ability to withstand salt-water applications. Light-duty to heavy-duty wood dock frames are available in many different treatment options. Wood docks can come fully assembled or in kit form.
What is our Reinforced Polymeric Frame (RPF)?
Floating dock frames completely built with reinforced polymeric framing and decking board WearDeck material. Our RPF series docks use WearDeck 2x8” and 5/4x6” profile boards made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic reinforced with fiberglass that provides exceptional strength and rigidity. WearDeck reinforced polymeric decking provides over two times the strength of typical composite and plastic decking, allowing for the dock frame to be built entirely out of this synthetic material while maintaining the strength of standard lumber. Where natural lumber framing is subject to rot, cupping, splintering, and deterioration, WearDeck reinforced polymeric decking enhances the overall durability and longevity of the dock system by being water & weatherproof, slip and stain resistant, heat-reflective, and impervious to mold, mildew, and insects.
The Difference Between Composite, Plastic, and Reinforced Polymeric Decking:
Plastic decking and composite decking usually lack the strength needed for load-bearing applications. With conventional plastic and composite decking, you still need additional lumber for the frame work and any other structural parts of your dock.
Composite decking contains organic and synthetic ingredients. It usually includes recycled wood and plastic content like sawdust and post-consumer plastics. Composite decking is known for the deterioration of the wood material within the board, typically holds more heat, and cannot be placed underwater.
Plastic decking is usually made of a mixture of recycled plastics like polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), or polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Without any reinforcing materials inside, this decking will get flimsy when hot and is known to expand and contract the greatest amount.
WearDeck Reinforced Polymeric decking is made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) strengthened with fiberglass that provides exceptional toughness and rigidity. The added fiberglass reinforces the overall board and lessens any expansion or contraction, ultimately acting as rebar does when added into concrete.
Our Patented Steel Channel Dock utilizes a 6" low-profile box frame system that is strong, easily configurable, and can be used for floating or stationary dock applications. Steel Channel docks can come fully assembled or in kit form partially assembled to make constructing easier and less time consuming.
Patent No. US 10,017,230
Patent No. US 10,479,456
Our Simple Dock series can be found HERE.
Steel Truss docks are designed for maximum strength, utilizing horizontal and vertical angle supports, diagonal round bar supports, corner gussets mitred and seam-welded, and pre-punched holes for easy attachment of hardware. Steel Truss docks offer a higher 12" frame profile, which is good for applications with larger/taller boats, rougher waters, or where a sturdy dock is needed. Steel Truss docks are easy to maintain and can be used in certain salt-water applications.
Frames can be found HERE.