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In recent years, concrete basketball courts have become increasingly popular due to their durability and low maintenance requirements. When it comes to existing pavement assets, concrete basketball court conversion becomes the best option. With the goal of providing a better playing experience for the community, the management at Plum Valley Park in Highlands Ranch, CO decided to convert their existing asphalt basketball court into a concrete one. National Pavement Partners, a renowned contractor in the region, was tasked with completing this project. This article provides a detailed overview of the concrete basketball court conversion process from start to finish.
Steps to a Successful Concrete Basketball Court Conversion
Step 1: Excavating the Existing Asphalt Basketball Court
The first step when it comes to a concrete basketball court conversion is to excavate the existing surface. The team at National Pavement Partners used heavy machinery such as skid steers and excavators to remove the asphalt layers. This process involved breaking up the asphalt into smaller pieces and removing them from the site, ensuring a clean and level surface for the new concrete court. During the initial step of our process, we ensure residents are not affected by our efforts to ensure a successful project and we schedule our crew with this in mind.
Step 2: Preparing the Base
Once the asphalt was removed, the next step was to prepare the base for the concrete. National Pavement Partners compacted the soil to create a strong and stable foundation. They then installed a layer of geotextile fabric to prevent soil erosion and ensure proper drainage. A layer of crushed stone was placed on top of the geotextile fabric and compacted to create a firm, even surface for the concrete to be poured onto.
Step 3: Forms & Reinforcement
To ensure the new concrete basketball court maintained its shape and structural integrity, National Pavement Partners set up wooden forms around the perimeter of the court. These forms acted as molds to contain the concrete during the pouring process. They also installed steel rebar within the court’s perimeter, which provided additional reinforcement and prevented cracking. This is a crucial step when it comes to a concrete basketball court conversion.
Step 4: Pouring the Concrete
With the forms and reinforcement in place, the team at National Pavement Partners proceeded to pour the concrete. They used a concrete mix specifically designed for outdoor basketball courts, ensuring the surface would be durable and able to withstand various weather conditions. The concrete was poured into sections, and a team of workers used tools such as screeds and trowels to level and smooth the surface.
Step 5: Finishing the Surface
After the concrete was poured and leveled, it was left to cure for a few days. Once the curing process was complete, National Pavement Partners applied a specialized concrete sealer to protect the surface from moisture and wear. They then painted the basketball court lines and markings, as well as installed new basketball hoops and nets to complete the transformation.
Step 6: Final Touches and Inspection
Once the court was painted and fully equipped, a final inspection was conducted to ensure the quality and safety of the new concrete basketball court. After receiving approval, the court was officially opened for the community to enjoy.
The concrete basketball court conversion at Plum Valley Park in Highlands Ranch, CO was a significant undertaking. National Pavement Partners expertly managed the entire process, resulting in a high-quality, durable, and low-maintenance basketball court for the community to enjoy. The success of this project highlights the benefits of concrete basketball court conversion and the expertise of National Pavement Partners.
Are you looking for the right contractor to help ensure your next civil project is successful, contact National Pavement Partners. Our team has the experience and project management skills to help you complete it on time and on budget.