Like most things, a dock too requires regular maintenance and care. It is extremely important to inspect a dock for damages and rectify them on a regular basis. Here are the steps that are generally involved in a dock’s repair and renovation process
- Inspecting the submerged posts/pilings (if any). If the dock is erected on an underwater structure, then it has to be checked thoroughly to see if the material has been damaged in any way.
- Removing aquatic life attached to submerged structure. The large quantities of aquatic life that are usually found attached to the submerged structure of a dock should be removed as much as possible.
- Repairing the surface decking. Be it a wooden platform, concrete or a metal one, any dry rot, checks, cracks, holes or rusty patches detected in it must be repaired and covered to avoid greater damage to the dock.
- Replacing a damaged surface decking. If the damage caused to the surface decking is extensive and requires more repairs or replacement than is practical, then it’s best to have the platform decking replaced altogether.
- Repairing or replacing the accessories. One must take a close look at the accessories such as bumpers, lights or electrical outlets so as to repair or replace them, depending on the extent of the damage caused.
- Applying a sealant. To prevent a dock from extensive damage it is absolutely imperative that a coat of suitable dock sealant be applied to it annually, if not r more frequently.
How does ErgoDock help?
- ErgoDock aims at providing dock surfaces that are elegant as well as highly ergonomic.
- ErgoDock products can be applied to a dock at practically any point in its life.
- The vast collection of ErgoDock surfaces is suitable for both, sturdy and deteriorated docks.
- Applying ErgoDock surface brings down the amount of maintenance required to a bare minimum.
- ErgoDock products are known to dramatically increase the longevity of all dock surfaces.