Getting an outdoor court resurfaced is important for many reasons. When you resurface a court, you improve its quality and functionality. You also maximize its lifespan. By neglecting resurfacing, your court surface could degrade and experience extensive damage over time that can't be corrected by resurfacing alone. If you are unsure of what to look for, the following are six indicators that your outdoor court needs to be resurfaced.
Colors on your court surface are fading.
Over time, colors will fade on a court surface. This happens because of exposure to the elements. Sunlight is usually the culprit when it comes to fading court surface colors. Precipitation can also make the colors on your court fade. Resurfacing will restore sharpness and brightness to a court surface's colors.
Pooling water lingers long after precipitation falls.
It's frustrating to deal with pooling water on the surface of an outdoor court. This can render the court surface unusable depending on its function. Pooling water is an indication that surface deterioration is leading to drainage issues. Resurfacing your court surface will restore proper drainage and ensure that the court surface dries quickly.
The growth of mold and mildew are apparent on the court surface.
One particularly unpleasant sign of an outdoor court in need of resurfacing is mold and mildew growth. Unfortunately, mold and mildew can take root over time after an outdoor court is installed. Mold and mildew growth are especially likely if there are moisture and drainage issues developing on the court surface.
Cracks are developing on the court surface.
Cracks can develop on a court surface after repeated exposure to weather extremes. Once cracks develop, they will inevitably begin to expand, usually due to freeze-thaw damage. Resurfacing will smooth out and seal up these cracks.
Portions of the court surface seem to be crumbling or sinking.
The surface of an outdoor court will naturally start to deteriorate over time. This could lead the top layer of the court to start to break down and crumble. This crumbling is more serious than simple cracks developing. It could also mean that certain heavily trafficked portions of the court surface start to sink slightly.
The court surface generally seems dirty and run-down.
One of the most important advantages of resurfacing is that it completely revitalizes a court surface and allows it to appear new again. This makes aesthetics an important consideration when it comes to resurfacing. If your court surface simply doesn't look good anymore, it's a good sign that you need to resurface.
Resurfacing restores a solid and even surface to an outdoor court. If you have more questions about outdoor court resurfacing, contact a local resurfacing service, like Armor Courts.