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DIY Floating Boat Dock

Publicado por Sika Expert
noviembre 17, 2020
Time: 2
Skill Level: Moderate
Estimated Cost: $20

DIY Floating Boat Dock using SikaBond Construction Adhesive

For my floating dock I decided to use SikaBond Construction Adhesive to reinforce each plank prior to screwing them down. This flexible adhesive will create a watertight seal and prevent any excess water from seeping between the boards that would normally cause them to lift over time from weathering.

Supplies & Tools

  • SikaBond Construction Adhesive
  • Caulk Gun
  • 1/4 in. Board (For Spacing)
  • Utility Knife
  • Cordless Drill & Screws

DIY Floating Boat Dock

In order to allow for shrinking/expanding of the boards as well as drainage I used a 1/4 in. sheet on wood to space each plank evenly.

DIY Floating Boat Dock using SikaBond Construction Adhesive
DIY Floating Boat Dock using SikaBond Construction Adhesive
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Gluing Down Boards

Using my caulk gun, I applied a bead of SikaBond Construction Adhesive along the top of each joist and gently positioned eack board. 

DIY Floating Boat Dock using SikaBond Construction Adhesive
DIY Floating Boat Dock using SikaBond Construction Adhesive
Note: You'll need to lay 1 or 2 boards at a time before applying more SikaBond Construction Adhesive.

DIY Floating Boat Dock using SikaBond Construction Adhesive

To complete my project I added 6 screws to fully secure each board, 2 screws per joist. 

DIY Floating Boat Dock using SikaBond Construction Adhesive
The screws were added as each board was applied.