The Benefits of Asphalt Pavement for Recreational Surfaces

March 27, 2019 10:15 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Asphalt is a great choice for various types of recreational surfaces, including outdoor basketball courts, tennis courts and much more. High-quality asphalt installations will last for years and provide you with a variety of benefits for recreational purposes, especially for properties like schools or daycare center where there is a need for large outdoor recreational areas.

Here are just a few examples of the benefits of hard surfaces for your recreational spaces, courtesy of an asphalt contractor in Lufkin, TX:

  • Low maintenance: Compared to other types of playing surfaces for tennis courts and basketball courts, asphalt is very low maintenance. There’s not a whole lot you need to do to keep the surface in good condition to be able to enjoy game after game for years to come. You should try to sweep off the asphalt once a week or so, and should pressure wash the surface once a year to remove stubborn buildups of dirt and debris. Otherwise, you can expect that you’ll need to resurface the area only once every five years or so. This means you can spend less time on maintenance and more time enjoying your game of choice.
  • Resiliency: Asphalt surfaces are extremely resilient, especially when porous, and can be used in a wide variety of settings (both residential and commercial). Many schools, rec centers and homeowners use asphalt hard courts for tennis, racquetball and basketball, which is the kind of versatility you simply cannot get out of other materials, such as clay, grass or even plastic. The greater porosity of asphalt means it’s more permeable, and water will freely flow through it to prevent ponds and puddles forming on the surface. Those puddles would be a greater risk factor for the surface cracking or developing potholes. This porosity also filters out some types of undissolved solids and pollutants from runoff water. By managing your storm water runoff better, you’ll also equalize the surface temperature of the pavement. Over time, you can expect your asphalt to stand up to some of the harshest elements and conditions in all types of climates.
  • Options: You have so many options available to you if you decide to choose asphalt for your recreational surface. It can be customized in many different ways, including the speed and playability of the surface, various types of cushioning and, of course, a nearly limitless number of available colors for the surface, which is especially ideal for schools that wish to implement their school colors into the color scheme of the playing surface.

These are just a few examples of some of the many benefits associated with using asphalt pavement for recreational surfaces. If you’re interested in learning more about the work we do in the area and how we can help you develop the ideal outdoor recreational area for your home, business or school, we encourage you to contact the asphalt contractors in Lufkin, TX at Brown’s Paving and Excavation today with any questions you have. We look forward to assisting you soon!

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