FAQs

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How long will it take to build?

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Roadbase and Synthetic Grass on average 2-3 weeks
Concrete and Synthetic Grass on average 2-3 weeks
Asphalt and Synthetic Grass on average 2-3 weeks
Any Base and Hard Court Surface 8-10 weeks as the base needs to be cured before the coating can be applied.
What are my surfacing options?
Synthetic Grass (Astroturf) (7 year warranty)
Hard Court (Painted) Laykold (5 year warranty)
While these are the main surface types we install, if we have not listed the product that interests you (Plexipave, Rebound Synpave & Playpave) please feel free to give us a call and discuss your options further.

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What is the best Base option?

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This is a tricky one to answer without knowing what your soil quality is.
If you’re looking for the best value for money we would recommend, Roadbase base with a synthetic grass surface. Alternatively there is a Concrete Base or even Asphalt.

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Should I get a Soil Test?

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All Sport Projects always recommends to its customers to get a soil test before the installation of a court. Having this done will tell you the YS rating (movement of the soil when it’s fully moist and fully dry). This will allow our engineer to design your court to suit your specific site, allowing for the movement of soil as required.

If you install a base without this you may be ok (if your soil is good) but if you have bad soil your base will either fall away, crack or go lumpy, not something you want to happen after you have just spent thousands of dollars on it. You wouldn’t build a house on a block of land without first getting a soil test – a court is much the same.

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Does my Court need to have a slop or can it be flat?

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Yes, it is essential that your sports court has a minimum of 1% fall in either direction e.g. either side to side, end to end or corner to corner. This is to help with drainage when it rains.
A court with no slope could result in the following issues:

Pooling in areas of your court, which will later result in mould
Water could seep through the slab and cause softening of the subgrade
If you have a hard court this can cause the paint to “blister” and peel off.

It is important to have a qualified builder install your base and slab for you. We recommend someone who has built these types of slabs before – remember, a court base is not the same as a house base.

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What are my resurfacing options?

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Existing Hard Court:
If you already have a hard court and are looking to have it resurfaced with another hard court surface, the process would be:

Filling in any existing cracks
Filling in any areas where you may have water “pooling”
Applying an acrylic surface

IMPORTANT: Keep in mind that although the crack and pooling areas have been filled, structural cracks WILL reappear. If your court has multiple cracks we would recommend the installation of a Synthetic Grass surface, this is the most cost effective way to resurface an extreme hard court and make it look and play like new.

Existing Synthetic Grass:
Replacing your Synthetic Grass surface with a new Synthetic Grass surface would be your best option. The procedure for this would be:

Rip up and remove existing grass
Repair any low or high areas
Re-lay new Synthetic Grass

If you are looking to convert your Synthetic Grass court into a Hard Court, this may not be an option. We would have to ensure that your current base is suitable. We would not apply an Acrylic surface onto a base. Without first checking that your base has a Visa Screen layer (a layer of plastic under the base) without this layer your Hard Court will simply blister and peel.