Reconstruction

All-weather tennis courts are favored by many Mid Atlantic customers for their durability, low maintenance, suitability for multiple sports and visual appeal. While hard courts generally require very little maintenance, over time, exposure to the elements like sun, water, freezing temperatures will take a toll on even the most well built hard courts. Eventually, the asphalt base of the court will begin to break down requiring court reconstruction. Mid Atlantic offers a variety of long-term renovation solutions to correct damaged hard courts; these procedures restore playability and visual appeal. Renovation procedures typically involve surface reconstruction right on top of the old court, which saves time and money. Unless there is severe structural damage, the old court can typically serve as an excellent foundation for a new court. Mid Atlantic can even build an all-weather hard court on top of an old clay court.

Asphalt Overlay
Asphalt Overlay
An uneven hard court with significant surface damage, such as numerous low spots, commonly referred to as bird baths, is an excellent candidate for an asphalt overlay. During this process, a single layer of asphalt is installed over the existing court. Although structural cracking should be limited with this procedure, cracks are treated with Armor Crack Repair System, which prevents moisture from penetrating into the new asphalt court base while preventing surface cracking. The installation process includes the removal of low lying areas with a scratch coat of asphalt followed by the application of a two-inch wearing course of asphalt. After curing, a new acrylic coating system is applied with the owner’s final COLOR SCHEME.
Stone Dust Overlay
For courts with severe cracking, a stone dust overlay is the recommended procedure. This procedure completely rebuilds the court’s structure without removing the damaged court. Mid Atlantic first corrects any drainage issues and corrects cracks by routing them and packing them with stone dust. Next, a one-inch layer of stone dust is installed over the entire court surface, creating a layer of separation between the damaged court and the new surface. The stone dust is graded to ensure correct slope, then watered and rolled for compaction. Two layers of asphalt are added on top of the stone dust. After curing, an acrylic paint system in the owner’s desired colors is applied.
Stone Dust Overlay
Complete Reconstruction
Complete Reconstruction
Tennis courts are sometimes beyond repair. Due to sub base or drainage problems, the asphalt base of the existing court needs to be completely demolished. Typically, the old surface is removed, but we can reconstruct the stone sub-base by adding additional stone and sub-surface drainage.  In fact, the old asphalt may be milled and recycled for use as the sub-base in some instances. Following sub-base reconstruction, a new multi-layer base is built and finished with a new acrylic coating system.

Benefits and Characteristics of Reconstruction

 Customizable design solutions
Customizable design solutions
We install necessary hard court accessories and can incorporate the existing fencing into the new hard court at your request.
 Continuous service
Continuous service
Installation takes about 4-6 weeks depending on the procedure. We perform complimentary cleanup and maintenance.