Depending on use, climate and surface type, tennis court repairs are typically required every three to seven years. Even with regular cleaning and occasional pressure washing, the court will eventually need resurfacing to protect the concrete or asphalt base from harmful sun damage and provide sure-footed traction and consistent ball bounce.
While proper maintenance can extend the time between resurfacing, it is impossible to eliminate all damage. Rain, extreme temperature changes, sand drifting and other factors can cause your hard court to begin wearing down and need repairs sooner than expected. It is important to have a professional check and repair all cracks and dips on your court as soon as you notice them. These areas can become tripping hazards and affect playability. It is also a good idea to have an experienced professional inspect the entire surface and foundation of your court before you need to resurface.
A Complete Guide to Tennis Court Resurfacing: What You Need to Know
Resurfacing involves installing a new layer of acrylic or asphalt over the existing surface. When a court is resurfaced, any cracks that are not structural in nature are filled and the surface is repainted with a new color scheme.
Crack repairs are more cost-effective than resurfacing and should be performed as soon as you see the signs of wear on your court. Using rubberized elastomeric crack sealants can be effective but there are specific techniques that need to be used for each type of crack. At ProCorM, we use a special crack repair system called the ARMOR Crack Repair System. The ARMOR system uses a knitted fabric that expands to absorb the stress of expansion and contraction of the cracked area, thus preventing any further deterioration and eventual failure of the crack.