Lower Bros. can help make your old court like new again by repairing cracks, resurfacing worn courts or rebuilding from the ground up.
We have the experience to help you determine your court's needs and which option is best to fit your budget.
Standard court resurfacing is a great option for courts with a worn, faded surface and minimal cracking.
For courts with more substantial cracking, a crack repair membrane system can be installed during the resurfacing process. The membrane system is effective at preventing cracks from reappearing for a longer period of time.
For courts that have deteriorated beyond the point where any type of repair is a viable solution, the best option is to rebuild the court.
Resurfacing your tennis court is an important part of the regular maintenance of the court. It not only improves the appearance of the court, but it also creates a safer playing surface and protects the court from further deterioration.
It is recommended that you resurface your court every 3-5 years. While each court has its own characteristics and needs, a standard court resurfacing usually includes cleaning the court, filling cracks and low areas with a patching compound, and applying new surface coatings with playing lines.
Standard court resurfacing will not prevent cracks from coming back. In many cases a hairline crack will return shortly after being resurfaced. Cracks create many smaller pieces of asphalt or concrete in the court surface that expand and contract separately with temperature & climate changes. This movement causes the cracks to reopen.
If the existing cracks are not too large and relatively stable (minimal movement), they can be effectively repaired with a crack membrane system during the resurfacing process. This system uses a flexible micro sealant tape over the crack which is then strengthened by fiberglass membrane.
This design gives the repair system flexibility to move with the crack, while having the strength not to tear on the surface. In most cases the membrane system will prevent the cracks from reappearing for a long period of time.
When structural problems on older courts can no longer be repaired in a cost effective manner, the courts may need to be rebuilt.
The first step in rebuilding a court is to remove the old asphalt or concrete slab. Fencing will be removed and reinstalled as needed (or replaced). Once the surface is removed, any subgrade or drainage issues can be addressed (roots, bad soil, subsurface water, etc.).
Then the existing base can be laser graded and compacted, with additional base material installed as needed.
New asphalt or concrete is then installed with a new colored playing surface. The final product is a new tennis court which will provide the owner with many years of low maintenance play.