Fall Dock Inspection List

Summer is wrapping up here at the Lake of the Ozarks and now is a great time to take a look at the condition of your Lake of the Ozarks dock. After a busy summer season, it's easy to overlook the damage that occurred from having so much fun all summer long. It's important to inspect your dock at a bare minimum annually. In today's blog, our dock company at the Lake of the Ozarks has a dock inspection list for you to go through this fall.


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 that your dock is secure. It's not uncommon to see a dock floating in the middle of the lake because 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.


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.

Contact One Source Docks for Dock Repairs! 

After you inspect your dock. If you notice anything that is in disrepair, give us a call and we can make any dock repairs at the Lake of the Ozarks that you may need. If you have been thinking about building a new dock at the Lake of the Ozarks, we can help with that too. Now is a great time to start thinking about that new dock so we can get you on the books for a new dock ready for next year.

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