3 Lakes Docking builds and installs docks of all types for waterfront homes in the Lakes & White Mountains Region of New Hampshire. The 3 Lakes Docking team will help you choose the dock type that works best for your shoreline location.
SWIM RAFTS & MOORINGS
Floating swim rafts amp up the summertime fun! Swim rafts are ideal for calmer water or bays where there’s not a lot of traffic. Choose your size, frame material, and decking then get ready for maximum relaxation and enjoyment!
New Hampshire state law regulates the number and location of moorings on many area lakes, including Big and Little Squam, Newfound, and Winnisquam. Please be sure to check the New Hampshire Department of Safety website for information about the moorings program.
3 Lakes Docking offers a variety of decking choices, including wood, permeable PVC, and composite materials.
When choosing a decking material, there are a few important things to consider:
- how will you use the dock;
- what “look” is attractive to you;
- how much maintenance are you willing to do; and
- how long do you expect the decking to last?
Each material has its benefits; ultimately, it’s a balance between your preferences and your budget.
ThruFlow is a popular choice for docks as it requires virtually no maintenance and will not rot, decay, splinter, or warp. There are many options to customize the decking, from colors and finishes to textures and surfaces.
Composite decking options, like Trex and AZEK, are a lower-maintenance alternative to wood decking. Though it doesn’t need to be sealed or stained like wood decking, composite decking should be kept clean and washed regularly to avoid mold or mildew growth.
Hardwoods, such as cedar, contain natural substances that tend to resist rot, decay, and insects. Wood decking requires regular maintenance, including washing annually and sealing or staining every few years.