How It Works

How It Works

The Best Defense Dock Fence is a removable mesh safety fence designed specifically to provide a barrier at or in front of just about any watery environment. With proper supervision, your toddlers will remain safe. The fence is installed in sections to provide convenience for easy removal and re-installation by you, the homeowner. Available in 42, 48, or 60 inch heights.

The System

Our tension based system utilizes a series of 15 foot sections of fence with inserts for mounting in non-conducting polypropylene sleeves core drilled 4 inches deep into a wood deck or other substantial surface, connected in series at the top with 2 1/2 inch nickel-plated brass safety latches with stainless springs.

What does this mean to you? The fence remains sturdy by tension supplied from reinforced aluminum poles that slip into your deck. Dock fencing can be installed in almost any type of deck

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The Mesh

borderThe Best Defense Dock Fence is constructed with Textilene® polyester mesh fabric utilizing a mildew resistant polyvinyl coating that provides years of use in the harshest sunlight and the most extreme winter. It’s woven with a continuous basket weave that boasts an incredible tensile strength rating of 270 lbs. per inch making it impossible to rip under normal use. The mesh comes in black, brown, white, or green. Bordered on all four sides by a reinforced vinyl material with a rating of 387 lbs., the fence is kept from sagging and the necessary tension is maintained throughout at the top and bottom. The border can be considered the most critical part of the dock fence. All border is QuadStitched with the strongest marine thread to allow for years of abuse from direct sunlight and the elements. Be sure your dock fence has four stitches in the border.

The finished mesh is securely mounted on Solid core reinforced aluminum poles and reinforced with aluminum cove molding strips attached to each pole.

Support Poles

Poles are constructed of heavy gauge aluminum and can come in either black powder coated, brown powder coated, white powder coated, green powder coated, tan powder coated, or silver mill finish. They’re a heavy gauge 1/4” stock aluminum poles with a solid resin based PVC core. They are more than double the strength of any other pole in the dock fence industry. It’s a difference you can see and feel! Pole spacing is optional at either 30 or 36 inches. Be sure your dock fence has Solid Poles.

Round head stainless steel screws are utilized for securely attaching the aluminum cove molding to the poles and mesh. Round screws are less likely than hexagon shaped screws to cause abrasions. Be sure your dock fence has round screws.

Standard sections supplied are 15 feet making it easy for you to remove and reinstall the fence. A standard section weighs only 15 lbs. The poles’ surfaces are finished for handling and to prevent injuries from physical contact, and all poles are capped to provide a neat finished appearance. Each aluminum cove molding strip is rounded down. Be sure your dock fence has no sharp parts.

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fence gate

Gate Options

The most recent upgrade to the Best Defense Dock Fence, the Snap Safety Latch, is a break-through in high quality dock fencing. This new latch is nickel-plated with a stainless steel spring, guaranteeing that it will never rust, corrode, tarnish, or deteriorate in any fashion. As with all parts of our Dock Fence, the Snap Safety Latch is covered by our Lifetime Warranty.

latchThe Snap Safety Latch is the first dock fence latch that can be used by both right and left-handed parents. There are no sharp hooks or points to hurt you or your child. It’s the safest latching system anywhere. Be sure your dock fence has a nickel-plated Snap Safety Latch

Self-Closing, Self-Latching Gate

Best Defense’s self-closing, self-latching gate utilizes a square frame that can support itself with or without the dock fence. It is totally removable or it can be permanently anchored. The gate is constructed of 1¼” aluminum square stock with a strong 1/8” wall. The welded finished product is powder coated in black, white, green, or tan with your choice of black, white, or green Textilene™ mesh – the strongest available.

Mix and match color combinations on the frame, mesh, and border to suit your personal taste while still maintaining the highest level of safety.

self-closing, self-latching gate