A Guide for Resurfacing Existing Asphalt Courts
Depending on the age of your court or courts this can be a straightforward job or more complex depending on its condition. Conditions such as bird baths – ponding on your courts – or serious cracks will obviously add to the work.
Step One: Evaluation of Your Existing Court
Evaluate your existing court: How much you are using it? Is it dangerous? Does it pose a liability to people using it? Is the asphalt badly cracked or is it constantly puddled for long periods of time after it rains?
Step Two: Repairs
Once you have decided to have the work done, the existing court should be thoroughly pressure washed, removing all accumulated dirt.
In many cases courts have moved and shifted over their life span causing bird baths or ponding. If you require bird bath work, this involves flooding the court to determine where the low spots are and then discussing the most serious areas with the contractor. There is a standard method within the industry to repair bird baths. Your contractor will be able to explain the process of minimizing the ponding on your court. Although the goal is to reduce bird baths, in many cases it is not possible to completely eliminate them. If you require specific information on the process of minimizing bird baths, we will be happy to send this along to you.