Tennis courts can experience a lot of wear and tear over time. A damaged tennis court can be an eyesore, as well as a safety hazard if the issues aren’t addressed appropriately. There are three kinds of treatments your tennis court can have whenever it has endured damage- repair, resurfacing, and replacement.
The Three Rs
Repair work on your tennis court is almost always conducted on an as-needed basis. Resurfacing, on the other hand, is something that you should do every three to five years depending on how frequently it’s used and the climate you’re in. It’s an important part of routine maintenance for a court owner. Replacement becomes necessary when repairs and resurfacing aren’t enough to fix an issue permanently. If you find yourself doing more maintenance than before regularly, it’s best to consult a professional to get their opinion on what you should do for your court.
What is Resurfacing?
Resurfacing, as the name implies, makes cosmetic alterations to the surface level of your court in a process called the ‘surfacing phase’. However, this is only half of the process, as resurfacing begins with the ‘repair phase’. This is the maintenance-heavy phase, as it involves a comprehensive examination of the entire court and doing repair work like surface leveling or fixing cracks. When the repairs are done, the surfacing phase begins. This is when new coats of paint are applied, which not only create play lines but also fill any voids in the asphalt.
When Should I Resurface?
Three to five years is the recommendation, but you may need to have it done sooner. There are some telltale signs you should know about that indicate your court needs resurfacing.
- Water pools on the surface and remains for long periods
- The color is fading
- The surface is bubbling
- The surface is cracked, or existing cracks become larger
- The surface allows for mold and mildew growth
The first sign that you need to resurface is if players find it difficult to play on the court because of issues with the surface area. This is a strong indicator that your court isn’t safe to play on.
Aside from weather things like dirt, piles of leaves and nearby growing plants can all contribute to the need to resurface. Much like artificial turf, keeping your court as clean and clear as possible will help maintain its longevity.
Who Should I Contact?
Keystone Sports Construction is available for installation as well as repair, resurfacing, and replacement. Aside from tennis court services we offer installation, repairs, and replacement for artificial turf.
Our artificial turf cost is unbeatable, as is the quality of our work. We work with you to construct a court or field that’s safe to play on without posing a danger to your budget. Contact us today, and let us know how we can create your ideal tennis court or athletic field.