Your entire marine construction project is usually suspended above the water and attached to woodpiles. This fact makes those piles the foundation for everything else and the most important part of your dock. Therefore, installing these pilings correctly is crucial! Having an 8″ to 9″ butt pile with 8′-10′ penetration into the river bottom are minimum INDUSTRY standards to survive the wave action generated by tropical storms and hurricanes. This size piling weighs between 4 and 5 hundred pounds and cannot be installed without cranes and other heavy equipment. (So, a few guys showing up with their hammers and some sunblock may not be a good choice.) Remember this, when you choose a company to build your dock, it makes no difference in their experience or carpentry skills. IF they do not/ or can not install the piles correctly, the money you are spending may just be wasted.
JL Thompson Construction is a licensed and certified marine construction company that specializes in seawall construction and seawall repairs. We work with marine engineers to make sure your seawall is built to last and abides by all county codes.
As Brevard County, Florida’s leading marine construction company, we have learned to build docks that can withstand most natural forces of nature. We are prepared to do any dock repair, dock addition, or dock replacement!
Boat lifts make a great addition to any dock! We have a professional crew with years of experience installing and replacing boat lifts. Give us a call today for a free estimate!
“I am thrilled with my beautiful new dock. Not only are they honest and dependable as the advertising states, they are creative, flexible, and efficient. Most of all, their customer service is incomparable. I highly recommend this company..”
“Joe’s work is exceptional – he not only built me a dock – he built me a wharf since it is so strongly constructed! He is also very artistic and added a lovely entrance with the clever use of rockledge rocks taken from the water in front of the house. Thank you!”
“Joe and his team did a fantastic job building our dock on the Indian river in Rockledge. They were fast, friendly and easy to work with too~ They take the time to pay attention to the details and produced a first class dock for us and our sailboat.”