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Resources for Dock Owners at Lake of the Ozarks

Some days, spending more time on the dock than in the lake house is a given. It's also one of the most common features of the property we get questions about. Today, we're sharing some great information for maintaining your dock, sourcing a certified professional, and more.

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Dock Prep For the Summer Season

New docks can take up to 9 months to receive. In the meantime, here is some helpful information from our recent Summerization Guide to help you maintain the one you have now. We spoke with LD Schlobohm, Operations Manager at DockWorks on the 3mm. He gave us the following recommendations when checking on your dock.

Ensure your cables are tight enough, but not too tight. Be sure you’re checking all of the cables and the connections. Cables were likely loosened for the winter draw down of the lake and will now need to be adjusted and tightened for the summer season.

Inspect the roof of the dock. If it was a snowy winter and your dock roof doesn’t have a slant, you could find damage. Check the entire dock for broken bolts.

Check on your floats to make sure they are not damaged. Floats can sometimes be punctured or even sink if there was any ice around your dock this past winter.

If you are considering a new dock, DockWorks has over 30 years of experience. Check them out at 573-964-1919


Don't forget to download the Lake of the Ozarks Summerization Guide! The guide includes our 45-point checklist for re-opening your lake home, boat bottom cleaning recommendations, new lake toys, home design looks, fun recipes and much more.

Find out more in our free Summerization Guide and how you can save 10% on a Home Watch Plan for your lake home.


Quick Links from Ameren Missouri

Ameren Missouri has a great website with resources for dock owners. We have linked here to information you might need in the future. Check it out here, additional links below.


Dock Watch Services by Riggs Request

Riggs Request offers additional services for current Home Watch clients who own docks. What does this mean for you? We will watch over your dock for you while you are away and schedule maintenance for you at your request. Not a client? Schedule a Personal Home Evaluation Today to get started. We would love to discuss how we can simplify your lake life and provide you with peace of mind while you are away.


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