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How Much Value Does a Dock Add to Your Home?

by Scott Myers

In Florida, waterfront properties are hot-ticket items, typically worth double the value of their landlocked counterparts, even more so when it has the proper marine construction attached. Whether you're settled along a canal, inlet, or the ocean itself, adding a dock to your home will definitely increase its value. The question is, by how much?

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Do Docks Add Value to Your Property?

When it comes to the question of how much your property value increases when you add a dock, there's both a long answer and a short answer.

In general, docks that grant access to deep water at low tide carry the highest value. But there are lots of variables to consider as well, including specifics about your property itself and the type of dock you choose. 

  • Floating Docks
  • Stationary Standing Docks
  • Wheeled Boating Docks
  • Pipe Docks
  • Lift Docks
  • Slip Docks
  • One-of-a-kind Custom Docks

Then, of course, there are the style options, extras, and luxury additions that can increase the value of your dock even further. 

In Florida, people have been known to turn their docks into picnic areas, outdoor lounges, grilling stations, and tiki bars!  

Why You Should Add a Dock to Your Waterfront Property

Most people don't add a dock merely because it will raise their property value because a well-built dock adds value in many different ways.


When you don't have your own dock, you might plan a whole day on the boat, but in reality, wind up only spending a few hours out on the water. That's because the time it takes to load up, transport your boat across town, and prepare to put in just eats up so much of the day. 

With your own dock, however, the bulk of the day no longer has to be spent preparing to do what you love: it's spent actually doing what you love. No more driving across town to access a public dock! Just rise, shine, and take off!


In adding a dock to your property, you're not only saving yourself time. In the long run, you may also be saving money. No more fuel to haul your boat across town and no more monthly/seasonal storage fees. You can keep your boat at home and head out any time, no extra fees or expenses required. 


Living on the water affords you a unique lifestyle. In addition to boating, you have access to swimming, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, and a wide range of other options. Not to mention enjoying Florida's lush sunrises and sunsets. 

The activities available mere steps from your door become more accessible than ever when you add a dock to your property. 

Here at Duncan Seawalls, we have spent the last forty years serving Southwest Florida with marine projects, from planning to permits to project completion. 

To hear more about our products and services, including our marine construction expertise and custom residential docks, please contact us at any time. We look forward to hearing from you!

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