Dock Installation

Mod-U-Dock modular docks are specifically designed for ease of installation. Sections are connected using our rugged galvanized steel brackets and hardware. All brackets receive a marine-grade powder coat finish for dock aesthetics and maximum durability.

These are the basic brackets involved in installation: outside corner brackets, straight brackets, and inside corner brackets. A crown/4-way bracket is used if four corners intersect. These innovative brackets are extremely strong and durable, and provide all that is needed to create any dock design.

The basic brackets are the same for stationary and floating docks with the exception that stationary docks are fit with a sleeve through which the post can go through.  Pictured below are the basic brackets:

No fancy tools are required for installation. Standard tools that are required include:

  • Socket wrench with 1/2″, 9/16″ & 3/4″ sockets
  • Crescent wrench or 3/4″ box/open end wrenches
  • 5/16″ Allen wrench – required for float plug and railing installation
  • 24″ Pipe Wrench for screw-in pilings (Floating Docks, as needed)
  • OPTIONAL – Battery impact wrench for use with sockets.  (suggested, but not required).

STATIONARY DOCK INSTALLATION:  Modules are connected by brackets where they join at the corners.  The leg post goes down though a sleeve in the bracket and is secured in place with a set screw.  Put the pipe through the bracket sleeves with the footpads on the bottom before you go into the water, so they can just be dropped down when in place.

Start with the module closest to shore, and work out from there by attaching modules one by one.  You can float out the sections via inner tube or something similar.  When you’ve got it all set up, the post covers snap on over the pipe or post caps go on the top.

See complete instructions here:  Stationary Dock Installation Instructions.  We are also available for installation help via phone including evenings and weekends.

FLOATING DOCK INSTALLATION:  The general process is as follows.  Insert float plugs (don’t over tighten) and install floats.  Install splines.  Install module fastener kits (K/U bolts), and brackets, both hand tight.  If there is a gangway or module with hinge kit, that can be staged and assembled separately.

See floating dock instructions here:  Floating Dock Installation Instructions.

For pilings, attach auger feet and secure with bolts.  Insert auger foot through the piling bracket and lower, remaining vertical. Screw into bottom with pipe wrench, as indicated in instructions.

ACCESSORIES:  Install accessories as indicated, and post covers or caps.  See additional instructions below or call for assistance as needed.

Bench Base


Float Fastener Hardware Guide

Handrail Hardware Installation

Ladder (Open Tread)

Ladder (Solid Decking)