Hello! Is your garden looking a little run down? My name is Jackie and on this new blog, I will be passing on everything I know about how different paving solutions can make your garden look great. Although I am not a professional, my interest in paving began two years ago when I decided to help a friend who was carrying out renovation work on her home. As part of the work, I organised for paving contractors to come in and lay a new garden path. I was so impressed, I hired the same people to work on my home and I decided to learn all I could about the topic.
When a sports court needs any type of repair to its overall surface, it's best to get this work done as quickly as possible. A bumpy and uneven surface, chips and cracks, divots in grass or clay, and other such damage can be very dangerous to players and can allow for even more damage to the court and a completely ruined surface over time. Note your options for repairing a sports court surface so you know how to do this yourself, or what to discuss with a sport court repair person if you should need to call in a professional.
If your sports court is concrete or cement, you can use repair kits and patching materials for small cracks and chips. However, this does take some skill and knowhow; you need to clean out the damaged area properly and ensure that the patching settles in evenly so that it doesn't create a bump where there was once a crack!
If patching won't cover all the cracks and chips in concrete, you may want to have it completely rendered or covered with a new layer of concrete. This can create a smooth surface and also strengthens the concrete so it won't get damaged again so easily.
If your sports court is grass, concrete or another level surface, you may want to simply have it covered with a sport court carpeting, or a layer of artificial turf. This carpeting can be placed over the surface, and it then provides a smooth and even surface. Artificial turf is very durable and can be very soft or very dense. Carpeting requires far less maintenance and upkeep than real grass, and it is also typically more durable than concrete, as concrete may tend to absorb humidity and then swell and eventually crack. Carpeting, on the other hand, will hold its overall shape and density even in very inclement weather.
Another option for covering a damaged sports court surface is a resurfacing layer; this is a layer of acrylic resin that is sprayed or spread over the surface of the court and which then dries and hardens. This resurfacing material can settle into cracks, chips, and other such imperfections, and then dry to a tough and level surface. It can be painted or coated any colour, so you can freshen the appearance of court lines and boundaries, or other such markings. Using a resurfacing layer can then give your sports court a fresh appearance while also creating a safe and level playing area.Share
31 August 2017