Should you use Post-Tension Concrete for Athletic Courts?

Should you use Post-Tension Concrete  for Athletic Courts?

When it comes to building athletic courts, post-tension concrete is the way to go. Here are some of the main reasons why you should consider using post-tension concrete for your next athletic court construction project.

Firstly, post-tension concrete offers a high level of longevity and durability. It can withstand heavy usage by athletes and various weather conditions. This is achieved through the process of placing steel cables within the concrete and tightening them after the concrete has strengthened, resulting in a highly stable concrete slab. Consequently, the court can endure harsh structural wear and tear through time.

Also, post-tension concrete provides a more consistent playing surface than traditional rebar reinforced concrete. The development of cracks and removal of the need for control joints means a crack/joint free surface. This is particularly crucial for sports that require a plain playing area, where surface imperfections can lead to unsatisfactory ball bounce behaviors.

Lastly, post-tension concrete is a great investment in the long term. Although the initial expenses may be higher than traditionally rebar reinforced concrete, the longevity and durability of a post-tension concrete court will result in huge repair cost savings in the long-term. With a strong mitigation of crack development and no need for control-joints/saw-cuts which would otherwise need to be patched for resurfacing purposes, repairs of a post-tension concrete athletic court are very rare and minimal.

To sum it up, when it comes to constructing athletic courts, post-tension concrete is the superior construction material to use. It provides a consistent and efficient playing surface. If you’re aiming for an athletic court that will withstand the test of time, opting for a post-tension concrete court is highly recommended.

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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