Tennis court resurfacing helps to keep it safe, improves skid resistance, and gives it a fresh, new look. Tennis courts require resurfacing every three to seven years, depending on usage and climate. Resurfacing can be costly, but it is an important rehab for any tennis club to avoid losing clients due to damaged courts.
Justin and his crew begin any resurfacing project by thoroughly cleaning the court surface. This ensures that any dirt or foreign debris is removed. This is especially important prior to applying any repair products or coatings. This prevents them from bonding with the asphalt and causing failure.
Then they use an acrylic resurfacer and sand mix to smooth the existing surface. This is a product that contains 100% acrylic latex binders. This is used to resurface asphalt tennis courts that are in good condition. This process is much less expensive than removing and reconstructing a damaged tennis court.
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Finally, any cracks or depressions are filled with an acrylic-based crack filler. When filling cracks, it is very important to make sure that there isn’t a lot of rain in the forecast. Water that seeps through the cracks will wick up and contaminate the crack filler causing early failure.
Expansive cracking is a common problem in older tennis surfaces and can be caused by a number of factors, including site conditions, excessive oxidation, atmospheric temperature variations, improper original construction, etc. Currently no method is consistently successful to bridge expansive cracking, short of removing and replacing the existing tennis surface.