EZ Docks are designed to go with the flow. They are constructed to ride through the movement of water as opposed to fixed crib docks.
The coupler system securely connects the sections together while absorbing and dissipating the twisting tension of water movement from impacting the docks. While the couplers constantly deflect potentially damaging pressure; they’re also flexing, allowing each dock section to move independently within the water. Each coupler set (top and bottom) is designed to absorb the multi-directional tension of water movement and dissipate the ensuing shock away from the dock sections. An individual coupler can absorb and displace energy of 4,000 PSI! If the couplers are tensed past this threshold, they are designed to give out and break apart so the docks are spared any damage from the pressure being inflicted. You can rest assured that the occurrence of a broken coupler would be the result of an extreme weather event. In fact, EZ Docks have incurred the effects of low-to-mid category hurricanes and survived virtually unscathed.
The Strength of an EZ Dock is in the Design
The inside-out multi-layered Polyethylene roto-mould (or rotational moulding) design process is the strength of an EZ Dock. Rotomoulding is a thermoplastic process by which liquid (or powder) resin is placed in a hollow mould, heated, and then continually rotated to melt the resin and coat the inner cavity until the desired thickness is reached. EZ Docks feature an average wall thickness of ⅜” throughout each dock section, which produces a puncture-resistance level of 1,950 PSI. The low-density marine-grade Polyethylene used to construct EZ Docks produces the strongest and longest lasting modular floating dock system available.
Resistant to Breakdown – EZ Docks Have an Unmatched Lifespan
Exposure to sunlight can adversely affect the integrity and durability of plastics. UV radiation specifically, can significantly break down polymer. Over time this will progressively cause cracking, chalking, colour change, and the loss of structural integrity and tensile strength. In order to guard against the destructive nature of the sun, EZ Docks are manufactured with the addition of a UVI (Ultraviolet Inhibitor) to the Polyethylene base resin.
How does a UV Inhibitor make a more durable longer-lasting floating dock?
The UV Inhibitor prevents the damaging rays of the sun from breaking down the plastic composition of an EZ Dock over time. Without a UV inhibitor, any plastic left to the elements will begin to break down, discolour and disintegrate as a result of the degenerative nature of the sun. The UV inhibitor is somewhat of a misnomer in that it’s not actually preventing the UV rays from penetrating. What it’s actually doing is allowing UV rays to pass through the docks (at a rate of approximately 60%) and reach the vegetation in the water beneath the dock while creating no damaging effect to the dock itself.