Boat Dock Inspection List

Winter is a great time of year to take a look at the condition of your dock at the Lake of the Ozarks. It's important to keep an eye on the condition of your dock to ensure the safety of those who use it. Waves and the natural elements can wear on your dock and it's best to check your dock for damage often. If you haven't inspected your dock since last season you should make it a priority to do so! Not sure what to look for? The best dock company at the Lake of the Ozarks has a checklist for you!


It's important that your dock is secure. It's not uncommon to see a dock floating in the middle of the lake becasue it became unattached. Making sure that you check that your dock is properly anchored will prevent your dock from floating away. Make sure that your cables are not frayed or worn, there are no trees branches attached, and your hardware is intact.


If your dock walkways are damaged it can pose a big danger to those who use it. Make sure that there are no material obstructions that would make walking unsafe. Ensure that your walkways are structurally sound and there is not an excessive amount of movement.


It's crucial that your handrails are not damaged -especially if you have a commercial dock at the Lake of the Ozarks. Handrails should be structurally sound to ensure safety.


It's important to ensure that your dock decking is in great shape. Depending on what material you have for your decking will determine what you should be looking for. If your decking material is made from wood, make sure that your lumber is free of splints, decay, and nails or screw are not coming out. For concrete decking, make sure that you don't have broken dock pads. If you have any broken dock pads, make sure to replace those! One Source Docks can come out and replace your broken or worn dock pads at the Lake of the Ozarks.


Make sure that your dock floats are still supporting your dock and there is no risk of sinking.


You are required to have a permit for your dock at the Lake of the Ozarks. As part of your dock inspection, you should ensure that your dock permit is up to date.


It's crucial to ensure that your docks electrical system is up to code. Ameren Electric requires you to do a dock inspection every year. Your local fire department will come out and do it for you or if you are not within the mile restriction you will need to have an electrician inspect it for you.

Making sure that your commercial or residential dock at the Lake of the Ozarks is in great shape is crucial for safety reasons. If you inspect your dock and you find that you have any issues, our dock company at the Lake of the Ozarks repairs all brands of docks! Give us a call and we will come out and inspect your dock and fix any issues you may have.


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