Stationary Dock Hardware

Stationary Wood Docks

There are two major methods of building stationary wood docks. The one that is most common in New England, and in places that require seasonal removal, is using pipe legs. The second, which is more common in the Southern United States is using 4×4 posts, as these docks often do not need to be removable.

Pipe Leg Docks

Pipe leg docks are easier to take in and out, as the removal of galvanized steel pipes is easier than 4×4 posts. Additionally, an installer can drive pipe legs using sledgehammers or gas-powered drivers, which is a real time-saver when you have seasonal install and removal.

Post Leg Docks

Post leg docks are beneficial in areas that have milder winters, and the risk of ice destroying docks is minimal. 4×4 posts are more cost effective than steel pipes and the platform they create is more stable, but they are not easily reconfigurable or removable.

Bracing for Docks

Pipe leg docks require a bracing method that allows for easier install and removal over the course of the season. As a result, removable braces, such as Hook & Lock Braces make an installer or DIYers life much easier. Basic brackets and braces are a lower cost option, however Hook & Lock Braces provide more stability, easier installation, and they help to hold your pipe legs straighter. Hook & Lock Braces allow installers to implement braces post-installation, and removes the need to dive or submerge to tighten bolts underwater. This results in fewer assembly and removal steps on annual installs and removals.

Dock Accessories

Accessories that can be added to both stationary pipe docks and stationary post docks include: benches, ladders, mooring whips, dock tie-down cleats, bumpers, edge guard, wood post covers, landscape stairs, water stairs, and solar dock lights.

As a complete alternative to wooden docks, aluminum-framed docks have many advantages when it comes to seasonal install and retrieval, and dock longevity. Talk to our team if such a dock interests you.