Frequently Asked Questions
Oasis Boat Docks is located in Granbury, Texas. We offer our services on Lake Granbury as well as the surrounding residential Brazos River area. Lake Granbury is a great place for a lake day on a boat, kayak, jet ski or paddleboard, especially if it is launched from your custom designed boat house or boat dock.
Building a dock is a large-scale project for many homeowners. It involves considerable planning and decision-making prior to starting construction. Choices must be made regarding the type of dock, materials used, electrical capabilities and budget. Other considerations, like dock size, underwater or underground obstacles, permits and inspection, should also be taken into account. Many of these factors will vary considerably.
Because every project that we do is unique, the cost will depend on many factors. We have experienced and trained personnel at Oasis Boat Docks that will review your costs with you once we have the complete specs on your new project.
Each project we do is custom built to the owner's requests. Every project is unique and when we meet with you to review your requirements, we will be able to give you a timeline of the projected time frame for your individual project.
Once the Oasis Boat Docks has begun the build, it could take four to six weeks to complete depending on the dock's square footage and the specifics of boathouse and boat lift designs. Factors affecting the build time include:
- Type of dock: suspension, pilling, pipe, crib, or floating
- Size of your dock
- The complexity of the build
- Weather at the time of construction
You can easily count on Oasis Boat Docks to offer the very best solutions. The two most common materials are composite decking and pressurized wood. Wood gives you a more natural look, but composite decking tends to last longer. We will help you put together decisions for your own vision, resolve your concerns.
We make use of the best supplies and techniques to ensure that your dock will have a long life. Our experience allows up to find unique ways to reduce cost while keeping you and your dock safe.
Oasis Boat Docks can build any type of custom slip that you need, including single slips, double slips and triple slips. Every dock and boathouse we build is customized to suit your design preference, as well as to your specific property, watercraft and lifestyle needs.
Preventative maintenance is extremely important in maintaining your boat dock and/or lift. If you notice any damages from weather conditions, warping, rust or dry rot, it is a good idea to repair them as soon as possible. Dock edges, railings and pilings are the first line of defense against boaters, sun, wind and waves. Over time, even treated wood will become degraded and begin to rot.
Keeping your dock in good shape now can help you avoid more costly repairs down the road. It can also prevent accidents caused by deteriorating and rotting wood. The most simple thing you can do to keep your dock in good condition is clean it at least once per year. We don’t just mean a quick sweep – you’ll need to clear out gaps, scrub away stains, and carefully inspect the dock for signs of wear and tear.
A well maintained boat dock made with pressure treated wood or composite can last for years to come. However, if you are looking to maximize your docks lifespan, it is important to repair your dock when necessary. Pay attention to signs that your dock needs professional service by watching out for the following:
- Aging Hardware
- Excessive Algae Growth
- Loose Boards
- Peeling Paint
- Rotten Wood
- Rusting Steel Components
- Warps and Cracks
If you feel your dock needs repair services, contact Oasis Boat Docks right away.
A typical lifespan of natural wood decking is 8-10 years with regular cleaning and maintenance, while composite decking can last as long as 20 years with very little maintenance. Regardless of the building materials used, docks will absolutely need to be maintained. Boat docks are subjected to harsh conditions because they are exposed to constant water and sun exposure. Additionally, the seasonal temperature changes of both the water and the air can breed rot and decay of your dock.
Oasis Boat Docks offers many customizable services to achieve your picture perfect boat dock such as specific roof styles, dock styles, lounge areas, additional platforms, piers, decks and other fantastic features. Structural considerations are the first to think about. Every dock and boathouse we build is customized to suit your design preference, as well as to your specific property, watercraft and lifestyle needs.
Think about the style and color of the roof, deck and siding materials you will need to choose. Consider how you will use the space for entertaining, water activities and storage including the type and number of watercraft to be housed. Choices of features and finishes are limited only by your imagination and budget. Careful thought and consideration early in the process can save valuable dollars in the long run.