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Owning a floating dock when you have lakefront property is one major convenience. Unfortunately, the flexible nature of the floating dock can lead to a dock that will not stay situated where it needs to be. It can be frustrating to head out to your floating dock only to find that it has drifted way too far away to be of any use on the shore. Here are three of the most likely culprits causing your floating dock to drift further than it should.
Anchors Holding the Dock Are Worn or Unseated
When a floating dock is initially installed, it is connected to several heavy anchors that are firmly seated in the ground under the water. The heavy anchors are connected to steel cables that are meant to hold the dock sturdy. If the anchors become damaged, they will not be able to offer as firm support as they should and your dock may drift away with pressure from the waves or wind. This is a common issue with older docks. It will usually require a marine contractor to come to your property to reseat the anchors or replace them if necessary.
The Cables Securing Your Dock Are Damaged
In some cases, the steel cables that hold your dock in a steady position become damaged, allowing them to stretch and bend. This added flexibility in the cables will allow your dock to drift away from its intended position. If only one or two cables are damaged or too flexible, your dock may twist and turn. However, damage to most cables will allow greater dock shifts and movement.
The Float Drums beneath the Dock May Be Compromised
It may sound unusual, but damaged float drums beneath your dock could be causing your dock to drift. If a float drum is taking on water, it adds more weight to the dock. This additional weight can give the dock more momentum to pull anchors out of place to allow movement. Even though damaged float drums are usually recognizable by the your dock sinking beneath the water's surface, any small amounts of water taken in will not be so apparent.
If you want to make sure you can get the most from your personal floating dock, you have to know how to control it when it gets a mind of its own and starts to drift out of place. If you have recognized this problem, contact a marine contractor like Abbott's Construction Services Inc. who can help you make the necessary repairs.