Dock maintenance will depend significantly on the type of materials you use for your dock construction. Even the most durable materials will need some level of maintenance, though certain materials will require more maintenance than others.

In this post, we’ll discuss the best ways to maintain your dock so you can keep it looking its best for years to come. 

What to Know About Dock Maintenance

Typically, the dock component requiring the most maintenance is wood decking. Though it’s a classic decking material, wood is susceptible to sun and moisture damage and needs hands-on maintenance at least once a year. Yes, this means it should be re-stained regularly.

Regardless of the type of dock, however, there are several steps you should take annually to keep your dock in tip-top shape.

Your Dock Maintenance Checklist

Maintaining your dock is the best way to prolong the life of your dock and keep it looking its best. To ask your questions about dock maintenance or custom dock design, please contact us at RDS Dock Hardware.