Boat docks don't look good covered with mussels and other types of marine growth, not to mention the damage this growth can cause
to the docks because of the additional weight. We believe a basic dock cleaning schedule throughout the year
may help with these issues.
The dock cleaning process:
Underwater dock cleaning is not an easy task; however our divers are trained to handle every possible situation whether the float composition is full
concrete, foam filled or plastic. Here are the three dock cleaning steps that will help provide a long lasting float life.
Removing hard growth:
The dock cleaning process starts with scraping off the hard growth from each float side and bottoms.
Common hard growths found attached to floats are: mussels, white worms, oysters, and barnacles.
Mussels, barnacles and oysters can grow on dock floats within months, creating large communities covering the float sides and bottoms and
increasing the dock weight considerably (hundreds of lbs are not unheard of). The result could lead to severe float damage and in some cases even
make the dock to sink.
Removing soft growth:
The dock scraping process will eliminate all the hard growth but not the soft growth. This type of growth is marine algae that can be eliminated easily with different cleaning pads depending on the surface to be treated and is basically scrubbed off.
At this point the dock cleaning process is almost finished. The diver will check each of the dock float sides and bottoms looking for missed
spots and checking details, then he will complete the dock cleaning report.
Locations: Los Angeles Harbor (San Pedro, Wilmington, Long Beach-Shoreline, Alamitos Bay), Huntington Harbor, Newport Beach and Dana Point.