Seasonal changes can have a major impact on our docks and shorelines. Before hunkering down for winter, it’s important to take care of a few maintenance items to protect your dock and waterfront property from the environmental damage winter can cause.

Not only does winterizing your floating dock help preserve its structural integrity for longer, but it can also help ensure that your shoreline experiences less impact from ice-related damage.

Tips for Winterizing Your Floating Dock

It can be easy to underestimate the power of ice. Don’t. Unless you have a bubbler or de-icer, the force of ice sheets up against your dock may destroy your dock components. Protect your dock’s components from winter’s wrath by taking these steps to prepare it for the cold season months.

Winterization is an important step to preserving your dock and preventing shoreline erosion. For questions about the best ways to care for your dock no matter the season, contact us at RDS Dock Hardware.