If a person has waterfront property, "boat docks" are a great addition. A boat dock, available in varying sizes and shapes, is a place to moor a boat and provides easy leisure access for swimming and fishing. There are aluminum docks, steel docks, floating docks and post docks. These classifications depend on materials and style that are used to build the docks. All are designed to offer the best that one could possibly expect in a wet and dry storage facility.
Many accessories, which make it fun and functional, can be seen along a dock. Among the accessories are benches, mounting ramps, bumpers, cleats, boat lifts, deep water braces, dock boxes, flagpole holders, handrails, swing and straight ladders, light brackets, shore end wheel kits and storage sheds.
There are a variety of choices in residential lake dock and commercial dock systems. The residential dock is built to fit the location and recreational needs of a customer. Private or single-family docks belong to individual waterfront property owners, while shared docks are individually owned by the adjoining property owners. Community docks are used by many neighbors in a subdivision. The commercial dock systems are constructed to specifically fit the needs of a marina that allows access for a fee.
Along with the many positive aspects, boat docks do possess some negative effects. A dock can boost up property values along the waterfront, and consequentially the tax base of the area. Other negative impacts are limiting access to publicly owned resources, obstructive navigation for different types of boats, and adversely affecting natural and living resources.