Old Hickory Boat Docks offers galvanized steel box truss boat docks. Each dock is designed and manufactured to cater to each individual customer's needs. Our steel truss docks are designed for maximum strength and stability. They are fabricated from 1 and 1/2" steel and engineered with horizontal and vertical angle supports. Our docks offer a higher 12" frame profile, which is good for applications with larger/taller boats, rougher waters, or where a sturdier dock is needed. Each dock is hot-dipped galvanized steel for years of maintenance-free life. Steel docks are the perfect choice for the rough waters of Old Hickory and Tim's Ford Lake.
Pressure-treated wood is a great option for boat dock decking but is not a maintenance-free choice. Pressure-treated wood, when properly painted or stained, can last decades. Pressure-treated wood left untreated will only have a 15 to 20-year life before needing replacement. While pressure-treated wood is the most affordable decking choice, it is not commonly used due to the maintenance involved.
Composite decking is a long-lasting, maintenance-free decking option. It is made in a variety of colors, patterns, and price ranges. Most manufacturers offer structural, color, and fade warranties for 25 years or longer. We offer several brands and colors to choose from, including several options with cooling technology that allows up to a 30% cooler deck. We are able to install any composite decking brand a customer chooses.
Flat roofs are not perfectly flat, but have a very minimal slope, and slope from the slip entrance very slightly towards the opposite side of the dock. This is your most affordable roof style but is the least common for aesthetic reasons.
Gable roofs look like the customary dual slanted roof style most people are familiar with. The roofline peaks in the center, and slopes evenly in both directions. On a standard gable roof, the slip entrance is under the gable (triangular portion) of the roofline.
Reverse gable roofs look very similar in style to the standard gable roof in that it peaks in the center and slopes gradually to each side. The primary difference is that the entire roof would be turned 90 degrees to where the slip entrance is under the eave as opposed to the gable.
Spud pole anchoring works by attaching a collar to the dock and inserting a smaller diameter pole through the collar and driving it into the lake bed. This style of anchoring is ideal for calm or rougher water conditions and provides a stable and secure anchoring system that requires little to no maintenance. Floating boat docks anchored with spud pole anchors work well with minor water fluctuations and do not do well in deep water. Spud poles are the most common and affordable anchoring option on Old Hickory Lake.
Stiff arm anchoring uses a pair of steel arms, or an individual arm and the gangway, to hinge with a fixed anchor onshore and the dock allowing it to fluctuate with the water level while being held a fixed distance from shore. This style of anchoring is used when water levels are too deep for spud poles, or there is substantial fluctuations in water depth. Stiff arms are maintenance-free anchoring that holds up extremely well on lakes with rough water. Stiff arms are more expensive than spud pole anchoring but are commonly used on Old Hickory and Tim's Ford Lake.
Winch and cable anchoring utilizes the dock's gangway as well as two winches that are mounted on stands on the shore side corners of the dock. The gangway is hinged with a fixed anchor onshore and the dock. The winches have cables that go out at an angle to fixed anchors onshore. This style of anchoring is used when there are extreme water fluctuations and is more affordable than stiff-arm anchoring. Winch and cable anchoring is the primary form of anchoring seen on Tim's Ford Lake.