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Sport Court Asphalt Paving

A poorly constructed tennis or basketball court can really put a damper on your game. Cracks and premature deterioration on an asphalt court are not only an eyesore, they can be extremely dangerous to anyone playing on the court. Weather can wreak havoc on an asphalt court as well, especially in a place like Vancouver that experiences both warm and cold seasons year round. As water seeps into small spaces and cracks in the asphalt court, it can freeze in the cold and expand these cracks, making them larger and larger every year. Eventually, whether your tennis and basketball courts have deteriorated due to time, weather or poor construction, you will need to enlist the help of a reliable paving company to provide you with a quality tennis or basketball court.

At Pacific Coast Paving our staff has all the necessary experience and skill to provide you with a quality tennis and basketball court that will be build to last. We can quickly assess based on the appearance of your old court whether or not you need a brand new court build from scratch, or if you just need it resurfaced. No matter what your needs, we will provide you with a smooth tennis and basketball court that is built to last.

Court Construction

A tennis or basketball court is built layer by layer, typically with an asphalt base. To ensure the court is perfectly level and ideal for recreational use by players of all skill levels, particular attention must be paid to the grading of each layer. From the asphalt base, to the concrete top, each level must be evenly applied to maintain durability and avoid issues like pooling water in the future. A properly sloped court will last longer and look more attractive for years to come.

Court Maintenance

Once we have completed construction of your brand new tennis and basketball court, there are a few things you can do to ensure the court remains in good condition for the future. Keeping the court clear of debris like leaves and pine needles will prevent issues like staining and moisture build ups that causes cracks to form on the court surface.

You should also do your best to keep weeds and grass from growing around the edge of the court. If vegetation is allowed to take root around the court, you may have problems with water getting under the court surface where it can warp the asphalt base, making the court uneven and potentially unsafe. Finally, periodic washing with a light detergent will keep the court looking clean and bright. For the most part however, a properly built and sealed tennis or basketball court will last a number of years with little maintenance required.

To learn more about Pacific Coast Paving‘s top quality tennis and basketball court service, as well as our other quality paving services, be sure to contact us today!

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Home Basketball Court: What is the Best Surface?

Basketball has come a long way from its initial creation by Dr. James Naismith in 1891. After all, it’s no longer played with peach baskets atop poles. It was initially conceived in Massachusetts, while Naismith was a physical education teacher looking to keep athletes in shape during the colder months of the year. He wanted a game to play that caused fewer injuries than football was prone to do. As you know, its now one of the most popular sports in the world. While the all-star athletes in the game like Michael Jordan, Lebron James or Kawhi Leonard may garner the most attention, it would be impossible to have the game without a flat and safe place to play it.

Types of Basketball Paving

Basketball paving has found its way into the sport over the years. Although the game was initially played indoors on hardwood (usually maple) gym floors, everyone that plays has surely played on a concrete or blacktop court outside in the sun. Kids from all backgrounds often play on outdoor courts that have become a staple of parks around North America. Basketball paving for outdoor courts became a necessary business. Generally, many of these outdoor courts have been made from concrete or asphalt, as any outdoor player will be familiar with. Depending on where you live, outdoor weather can have a great impact on these basketball courts. This is especially true in the areas that have the harshest winters. Concrete and asphalt are generally strong products that can withstand outdoor weather, but the question is for how long? Asphalt tends to crack and crumble as it breaks down over time. This is not safe for children to be playing on as cracks and breakage can lead to all kinds of injuries. As time passes potholes take over the court. Basketball paving with concrete has similar results as concrete is also prone to cracking, and doesn’t hold up well to harsh weather.

Post Tension Concrete

Technology has helped to create a product that can make an outdoor court stay flat and smooth, just like the indoor hardwood courts the game was made to be played on. Basketball paving with post tension concrete yields the safest surface for the longest. This type of concrete is specifically designed to withstand tough winter extremes and changes in temperature. Normal concrete is solid through and through and when it is moved by temperature changes it causes cracking. Post tension concrete on the other hand is manufactured to move and adjust. It has much more flexibility to withstand damages caused by weather than either asphalt or regular concrete. By resisting cracking, post tension concrete is the safer for children and adults alike as it produces less uneven ground and fewer tripping hazards. This makes it the ideal and longest lasting product for basketball paving.

When looking to install a home basketball court that is going to last the longest, resist cracking and breakage the best, post tension concrete is your best bet. For any further questions about your basketball paving needs, give us a call at Pacific Coast Paving today!