How We Do It
From obtaining permits to creating your dream dock on Lake Washington, we can help you imagine the possibilities. Here are more details on one of our recent projects.
It was time for the old dock to go
This Lake Washington dock, originally built in the 1980's, had reached the end of its useful life. The deck boards and framing were rotting and some of the piles required repair in the "splash zone" -- the space between the winter low water level and summer high water level. The owner asked us to create a new dock to complement the Northwest wood construction of the remodeled house.
A work in progress...
Once we removed the dock structure and cut the existing piles below the water level, we attached a new wood pile stub to replace the rotten portion of the piles. Then we rebuilt the dock with treated fir framing.
The beautiful and functional results...
The dock now features an exterior surrounded by 300 year old Alaskan Yellow Cedar Glu-Lam beams and a grated surface, which is both child and pet friendly, and comfortable to walk or sit on. The rebuilt dock will provide the family 35+ years of low-maintenance enjoyment.