I am learning about court resurfacing...

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  1. wjt_tennis

    wjt_tennis New User

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    At my place of work we have two tennis courts which have been here for years.

    We finally got the approval for court resurfacing approved and they started this week. It has been a fascinating process to watch.

    They first took down the nets. Then they did what looked like a belt sanding on them. Then pressure washing. Yesterday they put on two coats of some black liquid stuff. Not sure what is next...

    I was talking to someone about the cost yesterday. I thought it was around $7k. Turns out it was more like $18k. High cost of petroleum is part of that.

    Anyway, it looks like nothing I would want to take part in, especially in the 100 degree Carolina sun.

    We'll see what happens today.
     
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    Any pictures?
     
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    $18k just to re-surface it !! wow. How much does it cost to build the whole court ??
     
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    The black liquid stuff covers up the cement actually which makes the court hard. Then they spray clay on the courts. It's similar to re-surfacing track and field if you have ever watched it.
     
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    wow, $18k, that is so expensive...
     
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    Well...we are a week in and here is where we are on this. After the sanding and washing they put down 2 coats of a black tar liquid tar substance.
    Next they rolled on this mesh material. The rolls were about 36" wide. This is supposed to help against future cracking. They then covered this under 3 coats of the black liquid tar substance. I think there is a bit of sand mixed in with this stuff. The courts have a gritty feeling to them.
    They are coming tomorrow to start the painting. We are getting standard green. They will do two coats of this and I should be playing on them by Friday.
     
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  8. robby c

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    Lucky you. My company has a bumpy walking track.
    Jealous in Upstate .
    Robby C
     
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