Concrete Vs Asphalt Athletic Court Construction

Athletic Court Construction: Concrete Vs Asphalt

Both concrete and asphalt are construction materials used in the construction of athletic courts. However, there are many reasons as to why concrete is way more beneficial for as a construction material for athletic courts when compared to asphalt.

Concrete proves to be a very long-lasting construction material. Athletic courts endure wear and tear, requiring the ability to withstand heavy foot traffic and constant impact of balls and equipment. Concrete excels in handling these game-induced stresses a lot better than asphalt, which tends to crack and deteriorate over time even if it receives no play. Regarding maintenance, concrete courts can stay in great shape for decades whereas asphalt courts may require repaving and crack repairs multiple times a year.

Concrete is also relatively cool when compared to asphalt. Concrete can reflect light with its low albedo, while asphalt not only absorbs more heat than concrete because of its relatively high albedo, but also takes a long time to release the heat it absorbs. Asphalt can be up to 10 degrees hotter than concrete. This is a significant temperature difference when you are playing a sport outside during summer. It can be the difference between playing in a concrete environment that is 95 degrees Fahrenheit vs another that is 105 degrees Fahrenheit. Even worse, asphalt does not do well with heat, and in Arizona’s extreme heat, asphalt tends to fail rather quickly.

To summarize, when it comes to constructing athletic courts, concrete proves to be a superior choice over asphalt due to its durability and heat-resistant properties. Investing in a high quality and long-lasting court undoubtedly enhances the playing experience for athletes.

Why to Build your Pickleball Court with Precision Courts?


Over 25 years of Experience

Precision Courts has over 25 years of experience constructing post-tension concrete athletic courts.


Upmost Supervision on Every Project

Every one of our court build projects is always assisted and supervised by Javier, the founder of Precision Courts who has been working directly in the field for over 25 years.


Competitive Pricing

We do all our work in-house. This means, we are not a general contractor hiring out sub-contractors for your project. We perform the work ourselves, because we have personally been in this industry for over 25 years. We do not need a middle man which adds costs to a project. We work directly with you.


Quality Materials

All our materials are sourced from trusted partners who have each been working in their material production industry for decades. From Cemex to Laykold, we make sure we use high quality construction products for your athletic court project.

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