Posts made in August 2019

How to Solve Common Dock Problems

A dock is a vital link between the sea (lake, river, or bay) and the shore. Not only are they valuable, but they are also under continuous assault from the conditions where they exist. Waves and winds quickly take their toll, and such elements need to be taken into consideration when building and maintaining any waterfront feature.

Our team at Vogell Marine Inc. has seen it all over the years from a dock maintenance and repair standpoint and has assembled some handy ideas here for helping you solve common dock problems.

A dock on the water in the morningThe very first item you should undertake with your dock is preventative maintenance. It is essential for the simple reason that when you prevent any issues from occurring in the first place, you do not have to tackle them when they become problems that are more expensive in the future.

Part of your maintenance program should include the use of quality sealants to protect and preserve wood within the structure. In addition to this, make sure you replace damaged and deteriorated pieces before they become dangerous safety issues.

Regularly inspect the various components on your dock by simple methods such as walking on it and listening for unusual noises, physically touching and checking pieces like cleats and railings, and looking at the dock for damage or problem areas.

These simple tips are effective for docks throughout Palm Beach County, FL, and beyond.

Docks along Palm Beach County, FL, are very engaging ways to enjoy the waterfront. Vogell Marine Inc. can build and service your shoreline features.

Relieve Stress on Your Waterfront Property

Boat dock with raised pontoons on a beautiful lakePressure at work. Financial concerns. Family troubles. These are all triggers for stress and examples that are very common in day-to-day living.

Just because these are accepted elements of modern life, does not mean you have to let them batter you like breakers on a rocky coast. If you are lucky enough to have waterfront property, you can let those stressors wash over you like the gentle caress of a calm summer tide.

It is known that watching the ebb and flow of a body of water is a very relaxing way to pass the time. The unhurried and peaceful pace of nature slowly makes its way into your thoughts and sub-conscious, and as an effect, you become much more relaxed and Zen-like.

Apart from just watching the water, if you can use it for recreation, then you are even farther ahead of the game. Boating and fishing are tremendously enjoyable and refreshing ways to pass the time while letting the cares of the world flow away.

Exercise has dramatic stress-relieving qualities, and there are many types of physical activity available along the seashore or lakefront. Swimming or paddling are a couple that spring to mind which have significant beneficial impacts to both mind and body.

Even merely strolling along a well-constructed dock, like the ones we create at Vogell Marine Inc., is a satisfying journey to a stress-free mindset. Our marine construction services are your ticket to serenity and relaxation.

Get the most out of your waterfront property thanks to marine construction services provided by an experienced team. Vogell Marine Inc. can help you today.