Mistakes to Avoid During Your Basketball Court Installation

December 5, 2023
Basketball Court Installation

When you have a basketball court installed, there are some common mistakes that people overlook and regret later. To ensure your court is built to the highest standard and quality, here are a few things to look out for.

Not Choosing the Right Court Surface

When selecting a court surface, there are several factors you should consider, including your budget and the safety of your players.  Basketball court surfaces come in a variety of materials, such as asphalt or concrete. Asphalt is the most popular choice due to its durability and low cost; however, it can become slippery when wet.  Concrete is also durable but can be hard on players’ joints. It can also require more maintenance than asphalt.

Our PowerGame™ suspended sports surfaces reduce the likelihood of head injuries and concussions. With Sport Court’s patented Lateral Forgiveness™ technology, you can also reduce wear and tear on joints and muscles from active play, so athletes of all ages can keep playing longer and more safely. Additionally, our court material is resistant to UV rays and provides a durable playing surface.

Hiring an Unlicensed Contractor

Never hire an unlicensed or uninsured contractor to work on your basketball court. Having the job done professionally is your best bet for a long-lasting, high-quality finished product. Make sure to check credentials, ask for references, and do your research before hiring anyone to work on your court.

Not Leveling the Ground

The ground must be properly leveled before beginning construction if you want a flat playing surface. If the ground is not level, it can lead to uneven surfaces and water drainage issues. When we install our sport courts, we will first level and prepare your property to ensure the basketball court is installed on a level, stable ground.

Not Considering The Court Design

The design of the court is an important element that must be taken into consideration. The right colors, lines, and logos will take your court to the next level. You also need to consider other design elements such as the court surface and amenities such as netting and lighting. You need to review your design to ensure it will meet your needs and prevent design flaws or missed opportunities in the design.

Talk to one of our professional Sport Court team members about different options for creating a unique look and functionality for your baseball court.

Skipping Basketball Court Maintenance

In addition to installation mistakes, don’t forget about the importance of regular basketball court maintenance and care. Regular cleaning and inspecting for signs of wear and damage will go a long way in preserving the life span of your basketball court.

Not Consulting with an Expert CourtBuilder™

When having a basketball court installed, it’s important to consult with an expert who can provide advice on what type of court is best for you and your needs. An expert will be able to help guide you through the installation process so that everything goes as smoothly as possible and you end up with a court that’s built to last.

These are just a few of the common mistakes people overlook when having a basketball court installed. Doing research ahead of time and consulting with an expert can help you avoid any issues down the line and ensure your court is built to the highest standard. With proper care and basketball court maintenance, you can enjoy your basketball court for years to come.

Contact Sport Court of Pittsburgh today to learn more about our basketball court maintenance and installation services!

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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