FLOATING DOCK INSPECTIONS

Floating docks are dynamic by nature and are subjected to continuous movement from wave or boat wake action. In addition to this the structures are also subject to the winter elements and shifting ice can cause severe damage. For peace of mind and to provide insurance companies with a report as a measure of due diligence we offer complete inspection services. A thorough inspection requires the removal of decking over connection points, anchor mooring points and areas where there may be structural fatigue. In water inspections just below the surface will reveal corrosion levels of floatation chambers and structural components, mooring chains and fasteners holding connections together.

Inspections include:

  • Skirt Boards and Decking
  • Connections that are bolted or hinged
  • Anchor chain attachment points
  • Anchor chain integrity
  • Damage to structures due to ice or severe storm activity
  • Ramp connections to both shore and dock
  • Ramp structure
  • Water and Electrical lines – wear from movement
  • Cleat or Bollard integrity
  • Dock alignment and mooring tension

Inspection of the mooring chain & blocks require underwater diver work and can be arranged if we feel that the integrity of the chain to mooring block hook is less than satisfactory.

The inspection will produce a report that will detail the condition of the dock system. Any findings that require re-work or maintenance will be detailed in priority.

DOCK REPAIRS

After serving the industry for 15 years we have gained the experience necessary to execute repairs in a timely and efficient manner. In some cases it may be necessary to pull the section out of the water to perform the repairs needed however in many cases structural repairs have been addressed by gaining access through the top of the floatation chamber.

Dock repairs include welding, decking, skirt boards, mooring chains and blocks, aluminum ramps and walkways, water lines, connection hinge components, and connection bolt replacement.

STEEL TUBE DOCK RESTORATION

If you are contemplating the replacement of your dock system due to worn connections, broken or decaying deck surfaces, leaking steel tubes then consider restoring your system as an economical option. It is possible to extend the serviceability of your docks by up to 15 years or more and at much lower cost to replacement. Steel tube dock systems generally have a life expectancy of 25 – 35 years depending on any variables such as water quality, electrolysis, exposure to elements and coating integrity.

If the floatation has been compromised in one or more tubes then it is likely that more will fail soon after. Repairs to a corroded structure is difficult and expensive and replacement even more so. In many cases replacement will require upgrades to the current electrical and plumbing codes resulting in even higher costs. More often than not the structure itself is still intact with regard to deck support and connections. Floatation Canada Inc. has a solution that is economical and will provide many additional years of service without jeopardizing the structural integrity of the dock system. We can install a PVC inflatable tube liner into the pipe that will displace the water resulting in full floatation capacity. One or more liners would be installed depending on the length of the structure. Once the tube liner is installed a cover is then installed over the access revealing only the valve so that a periodic inspection can be conducted. Floatation Canada Inc. offers a one year warranty on this system along with an inspection that would be conducted after one season. Have us come to visit your site and assess your needs.

Along with restoring dock tubes we can also offer the service of re-decking and re-skirt boarding your docks to the appearance of a new system. We have the ability to restore or replace worn out hinge connections, mooring chains and anchors as well.

BOOM TRUCK SERVICES

Floatation Canada Inc. has an 8 Ton Boom Truck that has a reach of 47’ at 2,200 lbs. Call us today if you have lifting needs.

MOBILE WELDING SERVICES

We have current welding technology and can perform repairs and structural welding using stick or flux cored wire feed. We also have plasma and oxyfuel cutting ability as well.