Ice can be a stealthy foe for dock owners. Though it may look innocent enough – in fact, quite charming, really, in the idyllic winter months – it can cause formidable damage to your shoreline and dock.

Fortunately, there are some easy steps you can take to safeguard your dock from ice.

Steps to Protect Your Dock from Ice

Protecting your dock from ice is crucial to preventing damage caused by freezing temperatures and ice pressure. Here are some things you can do to mitigate the damage from ice.

It’s important to note that extreme ice conditions or severe weather events may pose risks that go beyond anything you can do preventively, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try.

As you consider what steps to take to prepare your dock for ice and winter, please don’t hesitate to ask us your questions. At RDS Dock Hardware, we’ve been creating long-lasting dock systems in the US since 1986. Contact us today or fill out our free custom dock quote form to learn more about how we can help.