Stationary Dock Construction
The single most important aspect of dock construction is the installation of the pilings. This is where we really excel. We understand that it is both an art and a science. Before we start each dock we visit the site and determine the important factors which affect proper piling installation such as water depth, characteristics of the waterway bottom, amount of potential piling penetration and more. We use the proper equipment to install pilings correctly, ensuring maximum stability of the dock. We know how to drive a piling and keep it straight. All of your dock pilings will line up neatly and give your dock a clean appearance.
For the framework we use the strongest rough-sawn lumber available in the industry. Our wood decking is premium grade with high strength, to present an exceptional appearance, and reduced splintering. We use stainless steel screws and fasteners to attach the decking and framework. Screws hold decking better than nails and prevent the lifting and twisting of deck boards.
We are also a certified TrexPro® Gold Deck Builder, which means we have advanced product and installation experience with Trex composite decking. We lead the market in installing Trex decking in the Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando areas. We can help you choose the right Trex decking that fits your needs and budget. With a TrexPro® contractor, you are not only covered with the 25-year Limited Residential Warranty, but the exclusive TrexPro® 2-year residential labor warranty in the event that your Trex product does not meet the warranty requirements. Check out their products today to get some inspiration for your new dock or deck: Trex Gallery Inspiration
Floating Dock Construction
Gulfside Docks builds each floating dock to specifications at our plant located in Port Richey from the finest quality materials made to last for many years to come. Flotation is PVC molded outer shell that fully encases EPS foam for maximum buoyancy. We will deliver and install your dock in a timely manner and meet or exceed your expectations.
We feature three standard Floating Dock models that compliment any budget or lifestyle. Each model is available in the size of your choice.
• PLATFORM model is a flat dock which offers both simplicity and economy.
• RAIL model is enclosed with safety rails and is ideal for swimming or fishing.
• BENCH model features additional set of safety rails and two benches which comfortably accommodate six adults. It’s great for backyard entertaining or just relaxing.
A floating dock functions like your boat. You will always step in and out at the same height. Your boat hull will escape damage because the bumpers are not influenced by the tide. Swimmers can reach the platform with ease. Floating docks just make good sense – especially floating docks from Gulfside Docks. Floating Docks can be attached to your seawall. shoreline, stationary dock, or pilings.
There can be many benefits of a floating dock such as; they are a preferred choice and best solution to problems posed by Florida’s canals and waterways-tidal fluctuations, deep water or rocky bottoms, and environmentally sensitive areas.
These docks have both fixed and floating portions, for the ultimate in flexibility, or to meet a special need. Our estimator will present you with a detailed proposal and drawing for your approval.
We have a wide variety of wood and composite decking materials available to suit your specific needs and tastes. Many options and accessories can be customized for your dock; railing, benches, fender boards, piling wraps, cleats, rub rail, swim ladders, fish tables, dock boxes, piling cones, rope, acrylic stain, etc. are available. If you have something special in mind, we’ll be happy to design it and provide a quote.
As a licensed General Contractor we can build a permanent roof over your dock or boat lift as permitted by your municipality. Built to standard building codes it will provide solid protection and coverage for many years. We can custom design your roof with many options and colors; aluminum, shingle, tiki thatch, etc.