Breakdown of Sport Court Installation Cost

May 3, 2020
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If you are looking for a place to create long-lasting memories with your family, you may be considering adding a sport court to your property. Like with any home improvement project, the cost is a major factor. There are a variety of variables that go into the cost of building your Sport Court, with the major influences being the size, site preparation, and special components.

At Sport Court of Pittsburgh, we specialize in building courts of all sizes ranging from basketball courts in smaller spaces to larger half and full-court sizes. Our expert team will work with you to find the right sport court for your space, family, and budget.

To help you better understand the cost of a sport court installation, we’ve put broken down the five major components of sport court installation:

Site Preparation

This step includes grading, shaping, and access. Our experienced team has the tools and the knowledge of court construction, grading, engineering, and more to create a sport court that will provide fun for the family for years to come.

Every outdoor sport court installation is unique. Pittsburgh homeowners frequently deal with sloped land and may have a few objects in the way of the site. To remedy this, our team will properly grade the sport court area and will make sure the correct slope and compaction in the sub-grade are achieved for a stable building site.

If you have a larger slope to your property, the cost of the site preparation may be higher, impacting the overall costs of your project. Larger slopes will require significantly more earth and dirt movement, bigger equipment, compaction, as well as off-haul, drainage, and retaining walls to prevent erosion.

If there is limited access to your site, that can also increase the cost of your project. Issues such as small gates and fences can make it difficult to get equipment to your site and, in some cases, may lead to us having to temporarily disassemble a section of your fence for easier access. This can raise labor costs and can also extend the timeline of the site preparation.

Base Material

The base material for your sport court includes both the aggregate material that is placed underneath the foundation as well as the custom sports foundation. For most courts, we can build them over a 4”-5” thick concrete slab that is reinforced with steel. Concrete is the most trusted foundation for a sport court because it is strong, easy to maintain, and permanent.

If there are coverage or zoning limitations on your site, you may consider a modular base for your sport court. Sport Court’s technology provides a surface that delivers the best combination of shock absorption, ball response, traction, and playability for your court.

PowerGame™ suspended sports surfaces help to reduce the likelihood of head injuries and concussions while Sport Court’s patented Lateral Forgiveness™ technology helps to reduce the wear and tear on joints and muscles from active play, allowing athletes to play longer. This material is also a great choice for an indoor sport court that Pittsburgh homeowners can count on!

No matter the type of base materials you choose, Sport Court of Pittsburgh will work with you to provide general specifications and estimates for the cost of your court, which will vary based on the base material you choose.

Performance Surfacing

After we have installed the foundation of your court, we will go over the options and samples of performance surfacing to help you make your decision.

Most basketball and multi-sport game courts we install have the PowerGame™ surface on them since it is one of the top-rated performance surfaces. PowerGame™ is a premier modular sports surface, providing you with the ultimate in performance and safety that is available on the market.

Once you decide on the performance surfacing for your sport court, we can provide you with a quote for the custom material.

Court Components/Accessories

Court components are a crucial part of making your sport court enjoyable. We can work with you to help you decide on components such as:
  • Basketball hoops
  • Net systems
  • Containment netting
  • Rebounder systems
  • Court lighting

The components you choose are 100% up to you! Many of the courts we install have an adjustable basketball hoop system, but beyond that, you can add multi-sport net poles, multi-sport nets, ball containment fencing, rebounder systems, LED court lighting, as well as custom logos and custom striping for other sports. We offer a variety of additional upgrades for both outdoor and indoor sport courts.

We can guide your decisions by making recommendations that suit your needs and your budget.

Installation of the Sport Court

Once we’ve completed the construction phase and you’ve made your custom selections, it’s time for the installation! Installation typically takes anywhere between Depending on the court -3 days, depending on how big your court is. If you’ve chosen a lot of ball containment fencing or customization, the installation may take longer.

Experienced Sport Court Installation Pittsburgh

At Sport Court of Pittsburgh, we are dedicated to providing you with experienced, professional service. We will work with you every step of the way to ensure your needs are met. Contact us today to learn more about our sport courts!


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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