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Choosing the Right Custom Dock for You

Picking the right dock for your needs can be challenging. There are several factors that come into play when designing the setup of a new custom dock such as water depth, fluctuation, space, and maintenance. Deaton’s Waterfront Services offers free consultation with our experts’ opinions on the perfect dock for you. To better your knowledge on the dock that might be best for you, let’s look at the many different types of custom docks.

Types of Custom Docks

With new technology constantly being developed, there are several types of docks that each have unique characteristics best suited for your needs.  Deaton’s Waterfront specializes in four different dock styles: floating, stationary, EZ-Dock, and boathouses.

Floating Docks

Floating docks are great for water that is over 10′ deep. With multiple decking options such as wood, concrete, and Thru-Flow, floating docks provide a low-maintenance experience great for water with a lot of fluctuation. Geist and Morse Reservoir both have a lot of fluctuation, so floating docks are the best choice. Worried about becoming sea-sick  due to the fluctuation? With many decking and anchoring options, you won’t even be able to tell that you’re standing on a dock!

Stationary Docks

Stationary docks are best suited for water bodies with less than 10′ of depth. With minimal water fluctuation, stationary docks provide a stable walkway to enjoy all of you waterfront activities! Stationary docks are common in Northern Indiana due to the waters not fluctuation as often.


Boathouses are a type of stationary dock that come custom-built with a roof to protect your watercraft. Boathouse are a great permanent solution if you intend to stay settled! Our most recent boathouse, the Griggs boathouse designed for the Columbus, OH Police Department, features many amenities to best serve our boys in blue!


Deaton’s Waterfront Services offers free consultation for your dock needs. We will work with you to decide what’s best for you to help get you and your family on the lake for all your fun activities! For more information, contact us at (317) 747-4933, or email sales@deatonsdocks.com  -BD