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What To Consider When Building A Boat Ramp

What to Consider When Building a Boat Ramp

There are many aspects to the job of constructing a boat ramp that need to be considered. For example, you will need to think about the type and size of the boats that will be launched, the design and construction of the ramp, and any permits that need to be secured. You will also, of course, need to deal with water intrusion issues around the construction area, which is where a water filled cofferdam from Dam-It-Dams will come in very useful.

What Will Your Ramp Be Used For? How Often Will it be Used?

Like most things in life, boats come in all shapes and sizes. You might be launching small motorized boats into lakes, or large capacity boats into the sea. If you are building a ramp purely for your own use, then it’s easy to design a ramp precisely for your own vessel. If you are building a ramp that is going to be used by multiple boats, then you will need to take a great deal more care.

What Budget Do You Have Available?

No matter whether you are doing it yourself, or if you are having your ramp built for you, it’s important to understand how much money you have available, even if it’s a rough estimate. Don’t expect to spend anything less than $10,000, and your boat ramp could cost you much more depending on its size.

Are You Going to do it Yourself, or Hire Professional Services?

You may find the idea of building your own boat ramp attractive, but just how capable will you be at doing it, and doing an effective job. It may be much better to call in professional companies, and you could be saving yourself plenty of money in the long run, not to say stress!

How Are You Going to Deal with Water Intrusion Issues?

Construction of your boat ramp will go a whole lot easier if you construct it onsite in an area where water has been removed. You have several options when it comes to dealing with water intrusion, and perhaps a water filled cofferdam is the best idea. It is easy to transport, easy to inflate and exceptionally environmentally friendly.

For all your water filled cofferdam needs there really is only one place that you need to go – Dam-It-Dams in Grand Blanc, Michigan. We can supply the very best in quality water filled cofferdams anywhere in the United States and some regions of Canada. For more information, please contact us at 1-810-695-1695 or use the online contact form available on our website.

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