One of the most enjoyable parts of living in Florida is the ability to have easy access to the water year round. This means there are thousands of single family docks and hundreds of marinas in Florida to enjoy boating. Many of the docks and marinas in Florida have begun to age to the point where they are in need of major reconstruction, and in the event of a tropical storm or hurricane they may suffer significant damage. To repair a dock after a storm requires major demolition and often faces higher costs due to the increase in workload for the contractors. It is for this reason a property owner or marina owner should understand the condition of their docking facility.