If you live on or near a body of water, you may wish to build a dock. Docks are comparable to decks but modified to be installed in a body of water. They often have similar decking and construction methods. Some docks may be elaborate and include roofing structures and benches, while others may be simple and designed to be put into and taken out of the water, depending on the season.
Because there are so many styles, materials, and designs, docks have a wide range of associated costs. The size, scope, and placement of your dock may also have an impact on your total costs. When building any new dock, the labor portion of your costs is usually around $20 a square foot on average, regardless of style or size.