Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Prevent Ice Damage to Your Dock & Lift this Winter

Since we had our first freeze of the winter recently, we thought it would be the perfect time to talk about our in-water de-icer to help protect your dock and boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks this winter. If the last week has been any sign as to what we can expect this coming winter - it's going to be a cold one! With the cold temperatures comes ice on the lake. Ice can cause damage to your dock, boat lift, and even boat. Learn how you can help protect your lift with a de-icer from Summerset Boat Lifts below.

How Ice Causes Damage

Ice heaves can occur in bodies of water of all sizes. It's very easy for ice to damage a dock. The freezing water expands, melts, refreezes and expands again causing enough pressure to damage anything still sitting in the water. Large ice chunks floating in the lake can also move with the current, hit your structure with great force and even get stuck and start to build up. To put it in perspective, sometimes ice heaves are powerful enough to move trees. More commonly though, the ice damages docks, lifts and retaining walls. Your dock and your lift are both susceptible to ice damage. When a dock freezes, it becomes less flexible and does not move with the water as the levels reduce. This causes structural stress that can lead to joint breaks and twisted boat lifts.

Consider Investing in a De-Icer 

One of the best and easiest ways to protect your dock and lift from ice damage is to purchase a de-icer. The primary function of a de-icer is to protect your boat dock and lift from icy waters. It's your best defense against costly damage to property due to ice formation and expansion. By creating water movement, a de-icer keeps the water around your dock from freezing. Thus, reducing the likelihood of damage to your boat dock and boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks this winter season. In addition to the de-icer, you should have a professional come check your lift to add antifreeze to the hoses. If you can prevent the lake water around your dock and lift from freezing, you'll be able to avoid the majority of damage caused by winter weather.

Now that you know a little more about our de-icer at the Lake of the Ozarks, you're ready to make your purchase. Contact the best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks today. We can help get your de-icer purchased and installed by your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift. It's the best way to protect your dock, boat lift, and boat this winter!

1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
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