Dock Construction

We are excited about the prospect of building your new dock. The following is a brief description of what you can expect from Krantz Docks. We are proud to be an Ameren UE Certified Dock builder, complying with all specifications and regulations set forth by Ameren UE as of January 1, 2004.


We begin by drafting a contract and attaching a state of the art computer drawing (AutoCAD) showing your dock as completed with all of your dimensions and specifications. Customized docks are our specialty.


The initial step in constructing your new dock is the building of the substructure. Our design has been proven on the rough waters of the Lake of the Ozarks. We build a 10" heavy duty steel substructure using 2" x 2" x 3/16" angle iron and 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 1/8" diagonal supports. After fabrication your substructure is either painted or hot dipped galvanized.


Our floatation is Ameren UE approved encapsulated foam and consists of a rotationally molded polyethylene shell encasement (which resists oil, gas and other marine organisms) with a polystyrene foam core that bolts to the bottom of your substructure. Floatation is attached using 3/8" galvanized bolts with 2" washer and lock nuts. Your dock surface is completed with your choice of either 2’ x 2’ concrete decking with a 2" x 6" ACQ treated band board, or 2" x 10" ACQ treated lumber decking which is fastened with 2" #3 stainless steel floor screws.


We construct your roof with 2" or 2 1/2" 11 gauge square tubing as support posts, which are either painted or hot dipped galvanized after being cut to your dock’s specific size. Depending on the finish of your dock, the posts are either welded or bolted to your substructure. 8" 14 gauge galvanized Z purlins attach to the posts to attach your roof. The roof panels are either 24 or 26 gauge corrugated panels and are attached with galvanized 7/8" stitch screws and sealing washers. Twenty-five roof colors are available from which to choose.