Buying Our Pier System
If you think Pier of d’Nort might be the right pier for you, let us know. We will happily send you our prices and answer any questions you may have. Here’s a few answers already.
We ship anywhere, and we do not charge sales tax for residents outside of Wisconsin, which offsets your freight costs. We package our piers securely as shown below, then we wrap them in plastic to keep them clean. The usual transit time is one to five days. Delivery dates are arranged beforehand to make it convenient for you.
We sometimes deliver piers ourselves depending on schedule, location, and installation requirements. Generally we will deliver in Wisconsin and sometimes in adjacent states. If we can save you some money by combining your delivery with someone else’s, we will. (take note Michiganites)
We are happy to have you come to St Germain to pick your pier up in person if you like. We’d be proud to show you around and let you see just how our pier is put together. We know you’ll be impressed.
Lead Times / Scheduling
Your pier can be ready for shipping or delivery in from 1-5 days depending on size and special circumstances (like special order decking or custom fabrication for example). Lead times during April, May and early June may tend toward the five days, so get your orders in as soon as possible.
How we do the legs
Each and every leg is custom cut. Once they are cut to length, you will have an adjustable range of whatever amount you wish to order. Typically we will add about 30″ of leg-length to whatever the water depth is at a particular leg’s location. If the pier is twenty inches above the water, the tops of the legs will then extend 10″ above the deck, and you will have about 17″ of adjustability in the upward direction and even more in the downward direction. Most folks want their leg-tops to line up nice and neat, so they are happy to measure their water depths. Some are less concerned about that, and only provide the water depth at the end of the pier, letting us interpolate the intermediate lengths. Still others guestimate or prefer to cut their legs after installation. The downside of that is that it’s more work to cut the legs after installation than it is to measure the water depths. We leave the preference to the customer. The minimum height that can be achieved from the footpad to the top of the deck is about 21″. There is no maximum leg length/water depth that can be achieved, however, for water depths over about 4 1/2 ft you may want to add deep-water bracing to the last section for extra stability.
The questions we will ask
Frames only purchase (build your own deck panels)
Many of our more handy customers purchase just the frames and build their own deck panels using our plans and locally available materials. This can save you money in two ways. You’re not paying for us to assemble them, and you’re not paying for their shipment. Our frames-only prices are included in our pricelist.
Are you a ski team?
We have special programs for ski clubs. Give us a call.