PermaFloat 48 in. x 48 in. x 12 in. Dock System Float Drum-1244 - The Home Depot
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Model # 1244

Internet # 100431468

48 in. x 48 in. x 12 in. Dock System Float Drum

PermaFloat 48 in. x 48 in. x 12 in. Dock System Float Drum

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$169.00 / each


Model # 1244

Internet # 100431468

The PermaFloat 48 in. x 48 in. x 12 in. Dock System Float Drum is designed to offer durable flotation for new and existing dock systems. This float drum features rotationally molded construction and a 5/32 in. thick polyethylene shell that offers resistance to impacts, various water hazards and UV damage.

  • Compatible with the PermaFloat docking system
  • Can be used with new or existing wood, steel and aluminum docking systems
  • Rotationally molded encasement helps eliminate seams that could result in long-term separation and leakage
  • Extra-wide side ribbing resists wave action and impacts and provides easy tool access to the mounting holes and slots
  • 5/32 in. Thick virgin polyethylene shell provides durability
  • Filled with expanded polystyrene for uniform flotation
  • Embedded UV inhibitors help protect against the damaging effects of sun, salt water, fresh water, debris, oil, gas, marine organisms and pollutants
  • Includes a reflective dock finder, a self-venting plug and an integrated (attached) thick, durable mounting flange
  • Army Corps of Engineers approved
  • Manufactured in USA
  • Complete line of dock bumpers and corners available
  • Passed hunt tests
  • Corps of Engineers Approved
  • Buoyancy up to 937 pounds

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Assembled Depth (in.) 
12.00 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
48 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
48 in 
Product Height (in.) 
Product Length (in.) 
48 in 
Product Width (in.) 
48 in 
Wall thickness (in.) 
Marine Supplies Product Type 
Float Drums 
Product Weight (lb.) 
53 lb 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 


Rated 5.0 out of 5 by 10 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wonderful for building a deck Product works very well...almost too well as the buoyancy keeps the floats very high in the water and create a 'tipsy' factor that I had to counter with the design of the dock Otherwise, they are easy to work with and should last a very long time. September 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by These floats a great. I would recommend these floats to anyone. They are of good quality and function as one would expect. August 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great deal but stay with the larger sizes. My cabin dock is on US Forest property. We are only allowed to have floating docks. My dock was built with styro log floats which means that the wood framework continues underwater to create a cage for the floats. In 2000 I did a dock repair with one of the roto-molded dock floats. Twelve years later the top of the float is dusty. The styro log floats in the rest of the dock are in pretty pitiful condition. These roto-molded dock floats are the way to go. Since I'm nowhere near any vendors for the floats, total price was much cheaper at Home Really a great deal. I ordered four of these 4x4' (12" deep) floats and two of these 2'x4'. The manufacturer shipped the four 4x4' floats by truck, but shipped both of the 2'x4' floats UPS. They just had a label stuck on them. Not surprisingly, there were gouges in the edges of the 2'x4' floats at the bottom. The 4x4 floats arrived in excellent condition. I really expected all the floats to be shipped together. So, my suggestion is to try design your dock so as to use larger floats such as these 4x4x12s as much as possible. Try to avoid the smaller floats that can be shipped by UPS. October 24, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Product Very stout, easy to bolt up. Did an 8X20 float and used 6 of them. Rides plenty high. Could have used 4 of these and two 24x48 floats no problem. August 25, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent quality, easy to install I have used the PermaFloat system now on two dock projects. They are very easy to use, mounting under the wooden structure is simple with multiple bolt locations available. They are maintenance free and very durable. All this in a very economical choice as well. February 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very sturdy and substantial dock floats We purchased smaller of this type dock floats last year for our dock ramp and we were so impressed, that this year, decided to work on the main dock and purchased this larger size. This product is great and easy to work with. We have recommend this product for others and being shipped right to your door, gives them extra value for your money. Thank you Home Depot for carrying these dock floats. April 10, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Goose Nests Purchased three float drums to build floating geese nests for my lake. After I had completed the first one and anchored it, the geese nested before I could finish the next two. Wonderful product, thank you Home Depot. . . . May 4, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Free shipping I searched for this product for several weeks on and off on the internet. There are several places out there that carry this product however they all want to charge an enourmous amount for shipping. Haven't used the product yet but it was exactly what I was looking for and even through Home depot's price was slighty higher, shipping was free and that more than made up for the slightly higher price by the time you figured shipping. December 5, 2012
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