Replace or Resurface My Sport Court?

February 9, 2023
Tennis Court

Maintaining your sport court is crucial to ensure that every game is a great one! As your court experiences wear and tear, there will come a time when resurfacing the sport court is necessary to maintain a safe playing environment.

Depending on the age and frequency of use of your court, you may need to resurface or replace the sport court surface.

How Do I Determine if Resurfacing is the Best Option for My Sport Court?

The first thing you need to consider is the age of your sport court. If you are using the court regularly, then we recommend that the court be resealed every two years. Resealing prevents cracking and peeling that can affect your game.

You also want to consider how frequently the court is used. If you have a home sport court, you won’t need to resurface as often as you would if you had a community sport court where multiple players are frequently running around and wearing down the surface. As the court absorbs the impact of movement, it will eventually begin to wear down, crack, or crumble.

The condition of the sport court is another major factor in whether or not you need to resurface it. If the oust was installed properly and well cared for from the start, resurfacing might not be needed as often. If the court has been affected by poor drainage or major changes in temperature, it could cause the court to wear down more quickly.

If your sport court is less than eight years old, we typically recommend that you resurface the court. This will likely be the point at which your sport court reaches 75% to 85% of its lifespan. Trying to resurface a court that has worn down past that point will be difficult and costly.

Benefits of Resurfacing Your Sport Court

When you resurface your sport court, you create a smooth playing surface that makes the court more enjoyable and safer for players to enjoy.

By resurfacing, you give your sport court new life and save money on replacing the entire surface.

When Should I Replace My Sport Court?

As mentioned above, we recommend courts around eight years old be resurfaced. If your sport court is older than that or has been poorly maintained, resurfacing may not be possible.

If resurfacing is not possible, replacement is recommended to save you money and ensure the safest and most enjoyable sport court performance for your players.

Sport Court Replacement Services in Pittsburgh

At Sport Court of Pittsburgh, we can replace your current court if it has reached the end of its lifespan. Our expert team uses the best materials and techniques to ensure you receive a residential or commercial sport court you can count on for years to come. Contact us today to learn more!

About the Author:

Jay Nagy - J Bird's
Jay Nagy

Owner & Founded of J Bird's Landscaping & Owner Sport Court of PA. 18+ Years of experience in Pittsburgh Sport court installation, lawn cutting, patio installation, trucking/hauling, French drain installation, and other landscape/design services.

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