Concrete Athletic Courts

Sport COurt Contractor MNConcrete athletic courts are great entertainment. If you’re thinking about building a basketball court or multi sport court for your children, school, municipality or business, you’ve come to the right place. At Able Concrete we have over 20 years of experience helping homeowners and business owners in the Twin Cities Metro area with all their concrete needs. Having completed over 8500 jobs in the area, we’re confident that no matter the size of project you need we can handle it with relative ease. We can handle any athletic court construction from a simple backyard court to large, multi-court projects found in parks or recreation facilities. If you have an athletic court project in mind don’t hesitate to reach out to our team today for a free estimate.

Concrete Athletic Courts Options

Athletic Court Contractor MNWhile basketball and tennis courts are likely the most popular athletic courts that we build, they’re not the only ones. In fact, we can build courts for all types of sports including paddle tennis, badminton, roller hockey, pickle ball and much more. We’re also able to build multi-game courts that will allow you to play all of your favorite sports on one court.

Concrete Athletic Court Specs

A concrete athletic court typically consists of a concrete slab that is roughly 3-4 inches thick, which is poured over a sub-base. Experienced concrete contractors also often use a liner to prevent moisture from seeping into the concrete, which can cause cracking. After the concrete has cured properly, an acrylic resurfacing product is used, along with multiple coats of acrylic sealer and color if necessary.

Indoor Athletic Courts

Aside from outdoor surfaces, we can also install a variety of indoor athletic surfaces to meet your needs. These options are ideal for home gyms, commercial gyms, aerobics, dance and fitness classes, multi-purpose rooms, tennis, volleyball, basketball, roller hockey, badminton and many other indoor sports.

Concrete Athletic Courts Maintenance

To avoid having to contact a concrete contractor too often for concrete repairs, there are several steps you can take to care for your concrete athletic courts.

  • Sweep the athletic courts as needed. Neglecting to sweep athletic courts can allow leaves and other debris to stain the concrete surface.
  • Pressure wash the athletic court. We recommend that our customers pressure wash their athletic courts every 1-2 years to remove any built up dirt and grime.
  • Have a professional concrete contractor inspect your athletic courts. Every 4-5 years it’s best to contact a reputable concrete contractor to perform routine maintenance on your athletic court. This often includes patching low areas, filling cracks and applying a fresh coating.

If you follow these basic maintenance steps you can expect your athletic courts to last for many years to come.

Benefits of Concrete Athletic Courts Compared to Asphalt

When it comes time to install an outdoor athletic court, property owners can often choose between asphalt and concrete. Before choosing which material to use it’s important to understand the benefits and drawbacks of both concrete and asphalt.

  • Cost – When you look at the installation of an asphalt athletic court you may be intrigued due to the lower initial costs compared to a concrete surface. While you may pay less up front for an asphalt surface, you’ll likely pay much more down the road in increased maintenance. Asphalt also has a significantly reduced lifespan compared to concrete.
  • Sealing – Asphalt is typically required to be resealed every 4-5 years, if not before. Concrete offers a much longer lasting solution for athletic courts. While it can be resealed, it is much less vulnerable to moisture penetration compared to asphalt.
  • Color – While asphalt may look great when first installed, the dark black surface quickly fades and becomes a light, unattractive gray color if not sealed properly. Concrete, on the other hand can be stained in a variety of different colors.

The bottom line is that concrete athletic courts require significantly less maintenance than asphalt surfaces and it’s important to consider the long term costs of either material when choosing the surface for your athletic court.

Interested in Learning More About Our Athletic Court Construction Services?

If you’re interested in receiving an estimate for an athletic court at your home, business, or facility, feel free to reach out to our experienced team of concrete contractors today at 651-688-3048. We look forward to hearing from you soon.