Most pipe docks are drilled in the winter on the ice. The area is mapped, drilled and steel pipes inserted into the bedrock. These form the uprights on which a steel frame is built. A deck built from pressure treated wood is then installed over the frame. a popular alternative to wood is maintenance free composite products such as Moistureshield
An alternative to pipe docks, cribs are placed in areas that are gradually sloped to the water, or are not viable for pipes. made from 6 x 6 timbers and filled with rock, they are a strong and lasting solution to permanent docking problems.