Piers originally were built for a single purpose – to dock boats. Before modern technology made them cheaper to build, the only people that could afford piers were businesses that relied on deep boats that could not get closer to shore and the really wealthy. Now, almost anyone can afford a nice pier in their back yard.
Aside from boat dockage, piers can have large platforms for fishing, partying, or just relaxing in a deck chair overlooking the ripples on the water as the breeze flows unhindered from other structures, trees or shrubs. Aside from starting up the boat (we build boathouses as well) and anchoring up a few hundred feet from land, there is no better way to simply enjoy the water than walking to the end of your personal pier.
Many piers are built in conjunction with a bulkhead and/or boathouse but there are many longstanding piers originating from sloped land. The decision to build long pier or bulkhead pier add-on will be mainly decided by your land and water access but, in some cases, when either option is equally suited, a simple aesthetic choice or use choice may be the deciding factor.
We build piers along the entire Mississippi Coast, including Pascagoula, Ocean Springs, Moss Point, Gautier, Vancleave, Biloxi, Gulfport, Diamondhead, Long Beach, Pass Christian, and Bay St. Louis. When building your pier, we can offer a myriad of options such as boat dockage, bulkheads, lighting, freshwater wash-down, fish cleaning stations, etc.
Give us a call to get an estimate on your pier construction job, or check out our other services.