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1 Need help with my Dock on Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:12 pm

So we moved into this place last April, and our back dock was heaved. We thought when we purchased, that it might since level (or should I say leveler) in the Spring. Well guess what, it didn't happen. I was out on the ice a few weeks ago snapping some pics, and it's still pretty bad.

I am interested in getting this fixed this year, and not sure who around the area might do such a thing. Basically I need 3 posts pounded down into the ground and the dock levelled. That or the posts need to be cut and the dock levelled. Anyone ever run into a similar situation? If you did, did you get it fixed? Basically I want to see if there is anyone in the area that can do this for me.

Attached are a couple of pics of the heaved posts.
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Any help of advise would be appreciated!

Thanks!

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2 Re: Need help with my Dock on Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:13 pm

I don't know how bad it is. I would just remove the upper part. and jack the deck up on the ice. Until it is level

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3 Re: Need help with my Dock on Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:00 pm

ZAPPING wrote:I don't know how bad it is. I would just remove the upper part. and jack the deck up on the ice. Until it is level

the problem is that jacking will not make it level. the posts which are heaved, need to be either cut off, or pounded down. if i was to jack up the dock, it would be raised by the water, rather then be level.

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4 Re: Need help with my Dock on Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:34 am

Sounds to me like you need help. If it happens every year trying to put weight on top of it. May be it might go down in the spring. An idea 50 gallon drums filled with water.

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5 Re: Need help with my Dock on Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:37 am

I don't know how common my situation would be but.....
I'm sure everyone sees your pics and thinks that posts need pounding.
Yes, on our dock that is where we started. however, we found that sinking posts (2 ) were pulling one section of the dock down as the posts themselves sank. We needed to cut off the attachment point between those posts and the dock. Then we re-attached the dock to the posts.

FYI maybe ?

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6 Re: Need help with my Dock on Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:20 am

I thought that could also be the case, however a level told me differently.
The normal posts are level, and the raised posts have popped up. so unfortunately no luck there Mad

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7 Re: Need help with my Dock on Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:41 am

Ever consider just removing it and purchasing an aluminum one that you could take out of the water at the end of the season and then put back in at the beginning of the season?

Looks fairly small so it would be pretty lightweight if it had removable deck/dock boards.

Putting new posts in may just cause it to heave in the future and not sure if there are restrictions or permits needed to do anything like that in the water.

I will give you a number for a guy that might be able to help you or give you some advice or at least steer you in the right direction. Thought I had his info in my phone but I don't, I do have hos business card at home though.

Dirk

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8 Re: Need help with my Dock on Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:32 am

thanks dirk.
the title of this is misleading, its actually a deck, and it's quite large. its fixed to structure, and in fact covers over top of an old concrete pad.

We are however planning building some floating docks this spring, to make getting in and out of the jet ski's easier. there used to be a floating dock here, but, the old home owners took it. the bastards!

please did give me his number. i think the posts will/can remain. i have 2 choices. cut the posts off and drop the deck down, or get someone who can pound 3 of them back into the depths (this is my preferred option.)

when you get his number, please send it over!

thanks!

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9 Re: Need help with my Dock on Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:08 am

He is a dock and deck specialist. I pulled his card out and left it on my dresser. Will post it later tonight when I am home watching the Leafs get spanked by Pttsburgh for the second time in as many days......

Dirk

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10 Re: Need help with my Dock on Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:12 pm

Here is the info, he is a deck and dock specialist. If he can't help you, ask him who might? He has lots of contacts and saved my skin last year. Great guy. No job to big or to small and free estimates.

Frank Kurcsis
705-876-1364
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Cheers,

Dirk


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11 Re: Need help with my Dock on Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:14 pm

Thanks Dirk!
I called him this past weekend, I believe we are arranging for him to come out and look at it this coming weekend.

Thanks again!

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12 Re: Need help with my Dock on Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:48 pm

Was Frank able to help you or steer you in the right direction?

Dirk

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13 Re: Need help with my Dock on Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:59 pm

diggyj wrote:Was Frank able to help you or steer you in the right direction?

Dirk

I got him out 2 weeks ago. he took a look and thinks he might be able to help, but will have to check when the water is not frozen. he said he would be back in May when he put's boat lifts in the water in our area.

thanks for the referral.

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