Category Archives: Surfaces Monthly

ASBA 2022 Technical Meeting

  In the sports construction industry, as in life, there are certain milestones and measuring sticks, events that both mark the passage of time and a time of celebration. For North America, there is no more anticipated event than the American Sports Builders Association Technical Meeting. If you’re not familiar with ASBA, don’t take our …

Properly preparing concrete for the installation of athletic surfaces

A successful athletic court installation is dependent on many factors, starting with a sound base (with good drainage) and asphalt or concrete meeting the requirements of American Sports Builders Association. Here are some other key factors to consider prior to starting your job. Surfaces should be properly sloped for good drainage, and free from cracks …

For Rust, the Best Defense Is a Good Offense

Rust can ruin the visual appeal of crisp, clean, colorful athletic surfaces. When dingy brown spots develop over time on tennis, basketball and other outdoor and indoor athletic playing surfaces, it’s likely due to the presence of iron. Iron oxidizes as moisture penetrates the court, eventually causing rust to migrate to the surface and materialize …