AridDek aluminum decking in Texas

AridDek by Wahoo Decks is the product of choice for building cost effective, sustainable and low maintenance boat docks.

As a veteran, full service boat dock builder, Dave Goodrich knows a thing or two about choosing the best materials for the job. Goodrich, the owner of Docks by Dave, has been recommending and installing AridDek, a waterproof aluminum deck board with low maintenance and a long lifespan, since he discovered it nine years ago.

Always looking for ways to improve the quality of his docks, Goodrich hoped to find an alternative material that would last longer and require less maintenance than lumber and metal. Typically, docks get full exposure to sun and hot temperatures, making the lumber too hot to walk on and more susceptible to rotting. With its waterproof, non-slip, cooler to the touch surface and innovative design, AridDek alleviated the problems Goodrich had with other materials.

Ariddek aluminum deck boards in Texas

This dock was built using AridDek waterproof decking. The owners in Texas will love the safe non-skid surface of AridDek when using their slide and the added bonus of a dry area below the dock.

“Before I discovered AridDek, I tried a variety of lumber, metal and composite materials,” said Dave Goodrich, owner of Docks by Dave. “Nothing compares to AridDek. In fact, I’ve even been hired to replace lumber, composite and other materials on decks with AridDek. My customers love that it is low maintenance, will outlast other dock materials and looks great too.”
With a tongue-in-groove design that provides a beautiful, low-maintenance non-combustible deck surface, AridDek’s textured powder coating provides a safe, non-skid surface that naturally stays cooler to the touch than traditional decking planks. Unlike composite products, AridDek has a zero fire rating, is non-combustible and won’t smolder.
“Boat and dock builders are seeing the value in recommending aluminum materials and AridDek’s features make it an ideal building product for marina applications,” said Jon Bailey, Vice President of Wahoo Decks. “It’s naturally UV resistant to the deteriorating effects of direct sunlight and because the aluminum’s high thermal conductivity dissipates heat, the deck stays cooler than most wood or composite surfaces.”
About Wahoo Decks
Headquartered in Gainesville, Georgia, Wahoo Decks is a leading manufacturer of award winning outdoor decking products. Wahoo products have been engineered to be uniquely low maintenance and more resistant to natural elements than traditional decking products.  Wahoo Decks also offers Wahoo Rail, a complete line of commercial grade aluminum railing and AridDek, a waterproof aluminum decking product.   Additional information about Wahoo Decks can be found on or by calling 1-877-270-9387.