The professionals that specialise in the job of resurfacing old, degrading courts are known as court construction/resurfacing contractors, and they work for companies like Premier Sports & Leisure. The resurfacing is usually performed to give the degrading court a new lease of life and also improve its appearance.
Court resurfacing involves two main phases: first, there's the repair phase; and second, there's the restoration/surfacing phase. If you have a court structure that needs resurfacing, you might want to know what usually takes place during these two phases.
The resurfacing starts with a full-scale repair of the degraded court structure. Two types of repairs will need to be performed—that is, surface repairs and structural repairs. Generally, surface repairs involve fixing small cracks that may appear on the surface of the court. These cracks are usually merely a cosmetic issue and do not pose a serious threat to the structural integrity of the structure. Structural repairs, on the other hand, involve patching up large cracks and holes that can cause some serious structural damage to the existing court if left unattended.
To fix small cracks, the resurfacing personnel will remove any debris that may be trapped in the cracks. They can blow away the debris with a power washer. Any filler material used for previous crack repairs will also be removed because it can become brittle should the crack issue happen again. The old filler can be chiselled out manually or removed using a diamond saw. Once the old filler has been removed, the cracks will be flushed with water from a garden hose and then left to dry before new filler can be carefully compressed into the cracks. Sealers will be applied on top of the filler only after the material has dried properly.
The procedure for repairing large cracks and holes on courts is almost the same as that for repairing small cracks. The only difference is that a mix of ready-to-pour concrete, asphalt or any other material used in the construction of the structure will be used to fill up the sizeable cracks and holes. Once the cracks and holes are patched up, they will also be sealed and left to cure.
The final part of the court resurfacing process involves applying a layer of protective coating to the repaired court structure. The court is painted to hide surface blemishes or imperfections and also offers protection from inclement weather elements, such as rain, direct sunlight, snow, ice, etc. The paint system gives the court structure a fresh, revitalised look that won't go unnoticed.