Patriot Docks modular dock frames utilize custom aluminum profiles and professional engineering to create a very strong yet lightweight dock design that is simple and easy to assemble. The 4’x8′ frames bolt together which allows for exceptional versatility and customization. Full 12″ high truss work allows for more land on the support pipe creating very stable supports, not 4″ high extrusions or 8″ trusses that can be shaky and put added strain on the framework. Patriot docks can be configured into rolling, stationary or floating docks. Additional sections can be added to create just about any style configuration including “T” and “U” shapes as well as fingers and slips. We also offer a wide array of accessories to finish off the project, such as benches, ladders, ramps and bumpers. No matter what your lake application, we have the products to get you on the water.
We offer the following types of docks
Rolling docks have become the industry standard for most residential situations. The rolling docks can be easily moved in and out of the water with the changing seasons or water levels. The large 24-inch never go flat wheels roll easily over lakeshore terrain. Basic dock packages include one pair of wheels on the lake end of the dock. Additional wheels can be added throughout the dock to alleviate lifting or to help distribute the weight of longer rolling docks. Customers on reservoir lakes have loved their rolling docks; when the levies are adjusted they can roll the docks in or out with very little effort.
The stationary docks are great for more permanent applications where the dock does not require removal and water depths stay fairly consistent. Stationary docks are often installed on lakeshores with heavy vegetation or bogs. Once out to the ideal water depth, it is common for a floating or rolling dock section to be added to the stationary pier. This allows for the dock section that is exposed to the lake to be removed for the off season while the sheltered pier is left in place as long as there is no threat of ice damage.
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The floating configurations are excellent for deep or fluctuating water levels and extremely soft lake bottoms. The Patriot dock frames use rectangular foam filled floats to support the floating pier. Three of these floats are recommended per 16-feet of dock. Floating docks require little maintenance as there are no post heights to adjust and there are alternative options to removing the pier completely. Floating docks can be pulled up on shore, turned parallel with the shoreline or on smaller bodies of water they can be left right in place. Floating docks are typically anchored in place using post and sleeve pilings driven down into the lake bottom. In especially deep water situations, multiple anchors can be used to hold the dock in position.
Patriot Docks offers three premium grade decking options to suit any environment. Our entry level Western Red Cedar, maintenance-free Polypropylene Composite and long lasting Powder Coated Aluminum. All of which are made into 4’x4′ drop in panels for easy installation and removal. Click here to see more details about our decking options.