A dock is a place that is specially made and equipped with various facilities to support the process of building, repairing, and maintaining ships. The ships here can be anything, it can be military ships, tourist boats, passenger ships, and so on. These docks are found in various countries that have different ship industries. There are many materials used in making floating docks but the most used material is aluminum. The smith mountain lake boat ramps is a floating dock made of environmentally friendly material, combined with a flange system into a single, sturdy and flexible structure, and reinforced with an aluminum profile frame.
The durability of the material making it suitable for use in the sea and freshwater. Unlike the floating jetty in general which has a cube-shaped floating device, the aluminum ramps for the floating dock have strong strength that is resistant to waves and is durable. The construction is made of marine aluminum so that it is durable with a service life of over 30 years. The walking platform (floor) is made of seawater and termite-resistant material with an anti-slip pattern. It is flexible and resistant to waves and has high buoyancy (maximum recommended load: 150kg / m2). Because it is floating, it always follows the tides of the sea, giving the pier height from the sea level which is always the same.
Other than aluminum, the materials often used in a floating deck are floating cubes and WPC. The Black Floating Cube or Floating Black Box serves to become afloat for the floating dock. This Black Floating Cube is made of thick HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene) material and includes foam to prevent leakage, thus making this black floating cube strong. This black floating cube has several sizes that can be adjusted to the size of the floating dock and the desired buoyancy. WPC stands for wood plastic composite, which means wood plastic composite. Composite itself could be translated as a compound. So, WPC is a blend of timber and plastic. WPC is the latest substance made of timber and plastic particles that are fused and create a new element, called WPC.