When tiny cracks first appear in your court’s surface, you may not even notice. As these fissures expand, however, trouble isn’t far behind. Even tiny cracks allow moisture to permeate the court’s surface, where it can wreak havoc.
Sport court cracking occurs for a variety of reasons but, whatever the cause, quick action is the only way to prevent the problem from worsening.
For almost 40 years, Parkin Tennis Courts has specialized in sport court construction, renovation and repair in Utah and throughout the Intermountain West. Our highly experienced team of repair experts will have your surface looking and playing like new in no time.
Why Does My Tennis Court Crack?
Age is a common enemy for any sport court, especially if yours must endure a variety of harsh weather conditions throughout the year. But the most common reason that we see cracking in tennis and basketball courts involves the materials and techniques originally used in the construction process.
Asphalt is a popular tennis court construction material, but it’s also the least durable. Over time, asphalt becomes dry and brittle. Temperature extremes – both hot and cold – cause the material to expand and contract, breaking down the bonds that hold the material together. Before you know it, cracks appear.
When moisture freezes inside the cracks, it expands, widening the crack even more.
Your court may develop cracks if settling occurs in the soil below, or if the soil wasn’t properly compacted before construction.
Why Do-It-Yourself Tennis Court Repair Won’t Work
Handy homeowners may be tempted to try one of the many DIY crack fillers available today. But while these products look like a simple and inexpensive fix, they quickly break down and peel, causing a trip hazard.
You’ll likely be overwhelmed by the many types of filler and crack repair products available today, ranging from rubberized acrylic to elastomeric products. But which one is right for you?
It is also extremely difficult to match your court’s surface color with a DIY repair, as over-the-counter products offer limited tinting options.
Trust Your Tennis Court Repair to a Licensed Contractor
The Parkin Tennis Courts team has been helping our customers win the fight with cracked courts since 1978. Based in Utah, we provide services throughout northern Utah and all along the Wasatch Front, as well as in Arizona, Wyoming, Idaho and Colorado.
As a locally owned and operated company, we are dedicated to helping our customers maintain their sport courts in beautiful, like-new condition, year after year. Every repair is done with the most advanced and long-lasting materials, using proven techniques that can extend the life of your surface for many years.
Contact us today to learn more about tennis court construction, renovation and surface refinishing, as well as our expert crack repair services.