Ready to Build Your Dock?
Building a Boat Dock is Easy as 1 - 2 - 3
1Decide how long?
2Material - Wood, Composite or Concrete
3Call Riverfront Docks!
Selecting the dock builder is easy! Riverfront Docks is Eastern North Carolina's premier marine contractor and dock builder. Anyone can 'install' a dock, but only a licensed general contractor with more than 25 years experience can build a high quality, durable dock that will withstand the unpredictable North Carolina hurricanes and severe weather conditions.
Decking Material Options
Concrete docks are stronger than wood and hold up better during severe storms due to the slots that allow water to flow through and relieve some of the uplift pressure that often causes wood decking to fail. The weight of the reinforced concrete and the bolts securing it to the wood header provide structural support and help the concrete decking to stay in place.
Concrete docks require less maintenance because they are not affected by UV radiation, marine borers, or decay from exposure to water. No need to paint or seal the concrete, just pressure wash when dirty.
Composite decking ("Trex") is another popular upgrade option over traditional pressure treated wood decking. Composite decking comes in a variety of colors and styles to customize the look of your boat dock. Although you won't get splinters like a wood dock, it does tend to get hot on bright sunny days.
Composite docks require less maintenance because they are not affected by UV radiation, marine borers, or decay from exposure to water. No need to paint or seal the composite decking, just pressure wash when dirty.
Pressure Treated Wood Dock
Pressure treated wood decking for boat docks is a traditional choice, and the most cost effective. Wood planking is readily available, easy to work with and has lower installation costs.
We offer high quality #1 grade dense Southern Yellow Pine (SYP) with a water-repellent treatment. Each plank is treated to protect against rot, fungal decay, and termite damage. It has an eased edge profile and stress relief grooves that make it more comfortable to walk on and less likely to warp or cup.
Pressure treated wood decking requires maintenance to maximize the life of your dock - annual pressure washing, and staining or sealing every few years.
Quality Dock Builder
Our craftsmen have many years of experience and take pride in their work. They strive to build every dock to withstand the harsh marine elements and North Carolina severe storms. We use quality treated timber and galvanized bolts, nuts and washers. Wood plank decking is secured using stainless steel screws because they have greater holding strength and better rust resistance, even though using nails would be faster and cheaper. The same reason we drive all pilings using a hydraulic vibrating compactor - it offers greater strength against the lifting actions of the waves. Waterjet or "washed-in" pilings are easily pulled up in a storm and result in total loss of the dock.