For many of us, living on the lake is a dream we all share. And why not? Waterfront living offers easy access to water activities, like boating and swimming, coupled with breathtaking views. Living on the lake also brings us a profound sense of connection with nature.

But are you taking full advantage of your waterfront property? A well-built dock is not a luxury if you live on the lake — it’s a must-have! A custom dock, designed to blend with its natural surroundings, creates a personalized gateway to the water. Not only does a dock increase your enjoyment of your waterfront home, but it increases your home’s value as well.

So let’s dive in and take a look at why you should work with a contractor that specializes in marine construction on Lake Anna to add a custom dock to your waterfront home.

You Can Make Your Dock Your Own

Your home is unique and likewise, your dock shouldn’t be a carbon copy of every other dock on the lake. Building a custom dock allows you to be involved through the entire project — from the design phase to completion. This allows you to incorporate the features you want. The result will be a dock that truly suits your style, looks coordinated with your home, and blends with its surroundings.

Any of the following features can be added to your new dock:

  • Roof
  • Boat Lift
  • Custom Decking
  • Built-in Storage
  • Personal Watercraft (Jet Ski) Dock
  • Decorative Handrails
  • Swim Ladder

You’ll Have Better Boat Access

One of the primary reasons we choose to live on the water is for our love of boating, fishing, and other water-related activities. A new dock will make all of these activities more accessible and more fun than ever before. The right design and a correctly-sized boat slip will get you on and off your boat faster. You’ll also be able to create space for sunbathing and even entertaining. When all is considered, there’s no reason not to work with a waterfront custom home builder that specializes in marine construction on Lake Anna to get your project started today.

yellow canoe on dock

You’ll Get More Living Space

This is a big plus. Just like a porch, sunroom, or deck a custom dock can dramatically expand your living space. A beautiful covered dock built in the style of your home or an expansive sundeck can provide tons of extra entertainment space.

You’ll Protect Your Shoreline

When you live on the water’s edge, your shoreline is one of your most valuable commodities. An experienced waterfront custom home builder can do more than build the dock of your dreams, they can install anti-erosion measures that will keep your shoreline safe for years.

You’ll Enhance Your Property Value

When it comes to adding value to your waterfront home, it’s hard to beat a custom dock. Should you ever decide to sell your home, prospective buyers will be much more likely to choose a home with a luxury custom dock already built. So why wait? Consult a professional dock builder today to get your project underway.

kids jumping off dock

Don’t Cut Corners. Hire a Professional

If you are considering building a new custom dock for your home, we want to work with you. Sacra Custom Homes has the experience to guide you through the permit process, and complete your dock without hassles. For residents of Lake Anna, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, or anywhere in the northeastern region of Virginia, we’re available to talk with you. Visit us online at, then give us a call today at 540-582-2397. We look forward to discussing your new custom dock project.