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Marine Construction & Remodeling FAQs

Whether you've scheduled a project with Shore Builders, Inc., or you're interested in learning more about our marine construction services, here you'll find answers to the questions our clients ask us the most. For more information, please contact us today!

Where Are Marine Construction Services Offered?

We perform marine construction in St. Augustine, FL, and nearby areas. Times have changed, and today's waterfront property owners, whether they're home- or business owners, want docks, sea walls, and other marine construction projects that not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing and environmentally responsible. We go to great lengths on every project to make sure our client’s criteria aren't just met but surpassed!

Waterfront Property With Boat Dock & Sea Wall In St. Augustine, FL

What Marine Construction Services Are Available?

Our marine construction services include the design, construction, and repair of docks, boat lifts, piers, floating platforms, and seawalls. Docks and boat lifts provide access to the water and security for watercraft and save money on storage or slip fees. Piers and floating platforms are used for fishing or swimming and provide open views of the water and scenery. Seawalls enhance the appearance of waterfront property while also protecting its shorelines from erosion. Each of these marine constructions can be customized to meet your needs, style, and budget.

Are Free Consultations Available?

Yes. The first step toward a new construction or remodeling project, whether it’s on the water or in your home, is to meet with our design-build team to discuss the project goals. Whether you have a rough idea in your head or a finished blueprint in your hand, we’ll consider your vision and offer guidance on how to accomplish it. Based on the project’s parameters, we’ll also estimate the time frame, labor, and materials required.

Can We Stay Within Your Budget?

Yes, but completing a project while staying on budget requires a commitment from the contractors and the client. During the consultation, we give honest project estimates to set realistic expectations. It's helpful for you to have some idea of your budget at this time so that, if necessary, we can amend the materials or blueprints to bring the costs in line. Once construction begins, any design changes could change the total project costs beyond what you anticipated. That’s why we recommend following the original plans once the contracts are signed.

Who Will Manage Your Project?

Every project is assigned a project manager who is responsible for all phases of construction or remodel. This dedicated point-person will be familiar with all aspects of the project and will remain accessible by phone, email, or in-person to answer your questions and provide updates. Whether there is one or several projects going on, the project manager is there to ensure the work runs smoothly. 

Who Takes Care Of Permits?

Permits are required for most new construction and some renovations, and acquiring them is a team effort. The client's responsibility is to pay for the permits and fees, while our job is to simplify the process by assisting wherever we can. For example, we can help with the permit application paperwork and documentation. If outside consultants are needed, we can also hire the right professionals on your behalf. Examples of common permits that we deal with include dock permits from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and building permits from the City of St. Augustine Planning and Building Department.

How Can You Prepare For The Project?

The project manager will inform you of the specific preparations you can make ahead of the start date. Some of these will be suggestions, such as finding temporary lodging while your bedroom is undergoing renovations. Others could be requirements, such as signing the necessary permitting documents. In general, the best way to prepare for a construction or remodeling project is to clear the work area ahead of time. If the plans call for bathroom or kitchen renovations, for example, move the contents of those rooms into another room where they won't be disturbed. As for dock building or sea wall repairs, make sure all watercraft and lawn furniture are out of the way of the incoming construction equipment. 

How Can You Contact Our Marine Construction & Remodeling Company?

If you need more information about our marine construction or marine remodeling services, please get in touch with us. Call or send in a project inquiry.