Duncan Seawall Dock & Boat Lift

Marine Contractor Tips to Prepare for Hurricane Season in Florida

It's never too late to start preparing for hurricane season. Summer will be here before you know it, and if you prolong the inevitable, last minute items can get pretty expensive. While the winds are...

Golden Boat Lifts: Top 10 Maintenance Tips

Owning a boat or personal watercraft vessel can lead to many days of fun in the sun, but that also means you have the have the right tools to properly care for your equipment when you come home.

A Guide to Boat Dock Materials

When it comes to building or refinishing a dock, there are several choices for the decking material. Each one has its advantages, and you will find people that have a preference for any of them....

How to Prepare Your Boat in Case of a Hurricane in Sarasota, Florida

Hurricane season is just around the corner, but do you know what it takes to prepare your boat for a hurricane? While every boat owner should tailor their preparation and planning according to the...

How Can I Maintain My Boat Lift? [video]

Boat lifts are the best way to remove your boat from the water when it is not in use. Different bunk and cradle systems can be made to work with power boats or sailboats.

A Guide to Seawall Repairs

If you live next to the water, the chances are good that your property has a seawall. Seawalls are essential for many seaside properties to prevent soil erosion and keep water from encroaching on...

The Average Residential Hurricane Impact Cost and How You Can Avoid it

Hurricanes can have costly repairs to affected areas and the home and business owners that live and work there. At over $2,000 a year, the average annual cost of insurance in Florida is one of the...

5 Tips on How to Maintain Your Dock in the South Florida Summer Heat

A boat dock requires regular maintenance to stay in the best shape and avoid damage over time. The South Florida heat can take a toll on any boat dock, wood docks especially, but you can protect it...

Learn How to Dock With Spring Lines

While many associate spring lines with a method of securing the boat once it is already docked, a way of limiting fore and aft movement, spring lines can in fact be used for the entire docking...

Hurricane Preparedness for Your Waterfront Property

As hurricane season is quickly approaching us, it’s that time of the year again to make sure that you, and your waterfront property, are prepared. At Duncan Seawall, Dock, and Boat Lift, we hope that...

Do You Know the Difference Between Breakwater and a Seawall?

For property owners directly on the shoreline, protection against erosion has become synonymous with protecting their property. There are several methods that are generally employed that involve...

How to Prepare for Hurricane Season in Florida

As a Floridian, you know that hurricane season is no joke, especially if you live on the water. June 1st starts the hurricane season, which lasts until the end of November. While there is nothing you...

Category X? What Is the Difference Between Hurricane Categories?

Hurricane categories can seem extremely confusing, appear arbitrary, and offer little understanding of what your level of precaution should be to stay safe and protect your property. This confusion...

Rebuilding Your Deck or Dock: Things to Consider

Careful planning and attention to detail when rebuilding or replacing your existing deck or dock will ensure that your new structure provides years of enjoyment. While a basic structure may provide...

Boating Tips: Best Ways to Secure Your Boat to Your Dock

Securing your boat to the dock usually follows a predictable routine, but sometimes conditions such as waves, wind, currents, tide and wake can make it challenging. Knowing how to secure your boat to...

Docking a Boat on a Lift: Tips

Similar to how a garage is for cars, a lift is for boats. Docking your boat on a lift protects your boat from natural elements as well as from other boats. Regardless if you're a beginner or an...

Green Underwater Dock Lights: Why the Color Green?

A casual observer strolling along the waterfront might wonder: Why are there so many green lights under the docks? And why are they all green? You may suspect that the lights are for a neighborhood...

3 Essential Boat Safety Devices Required by Florida Law

Both Florida and federal laws require that watercraft of all sizes be equipped with certain safety gear. A failure to carry this equipment can result in a citation and fine, but most importantly, it...

How to Prevent Dangerous Seafront Erosion

As beautiful and majestic as nature can be, there are times when we must protect ourselves against the uncertainties and dangers it presents; this is particularly true for those who live along the...

Azek and Trex Composite Decking: Comparing the Two Leading Brands

A quality, well-constructed deck or dock is an investment that can be functional as well as beautiful. Whether it's entertaining friends, an afternoon cookout for family, or a relaxing spot to sit...