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Whether installing a full-length regulation size basketball court at a Division 1 university or constructing a small backyard court for a private residence, it is imperative to put your project in the hands of a licensed basketball court contractor.

Established in 1990, North State Resurfacing has over 30 years of experience constructing basketball courts throughout North Carolina. Our portfolio of stellar work can be seen at schools, universities, country clubs, private residences, public parks, military bases, and government installations. Our service area encompasses all of NC, parts of southern Virginia, and the Myrtle Beach area of SC.

Your Trusted Partner in Basketball Court Construction

Established in 1990, North State Resurfacing has over 30 years of experience constructing basketball courts throughout North Carolina. Our stellar portfolio can be seen at schools, universities, country clubs, private residences, public parks, military bases, and government installations. Our service area encompasses all of NC, parts of southern Virginia, and the Myrtle Beach area of SC.

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Durable and Versatile Basketball Courts for All Skill Levels

Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, we can build a basketball court to suit all skill levels. Our courts are durable for a variety of play.

Custom Designs For Your Dream Court

If you want your basketball court to be one that people will remember playing on, choose a custom design. We have a variety of options so that you can create your dream court.

Options For Multi-Sport Game Court

We also offer options for a multi-sport game court. Let us know what other sports you’re looking to play, and we’ll explain your options.

Basketball Court Dimensions

Basketball court construction adheres to many of the same guidelines as constructing a tennis court. One of the first things to consider, of course, is how much space you need.

The outside dimensions of a high school or college basketball court are 50 feet wide by 84 feet long. NBA courts are 10 feet longer, but the high school/college dimensions are what you will find pretty much everywhere except for a pro arena.

Preferably there should also be at least 10 additional feet of unobstructed surface on all sides, making the total minimum recommended surface area approximately 70ft by 104ft. For proper drainage and root control, extra space beyond the perimeter of the court is also advised.

When building a basketball court in NC, it is also important to take your local zoning ordinances into account. Depending on where you are building, there will usually be a minimum distance from the property line that you are allowed to build.

If you violate your local zoning ordinance, not only could you face legal action or a fine, but you will most likely have to remove part or all of the structure until you are back in compliance. The licensed basketball court contractors at North State Resurfacing will help you research local real estate ordinances to avoid any pitfalls.

Orientation of the Basketball Court

Ideally, the baselines and half-court line of the basketball court should run parallel from east to west. That way, players on either team will not be forced to look directly into the sun. In a pinch, you can build a basketball court in any direction.

With tennis courts, the orientation is especially important, because players on each side tend to be facing mostly in one direction, resulting in a huge disadvantage for whomever is staring into the sun. With a basketball court, players run around in more different directions, and the ball in play is much bigger and slower moving.

Leaping to save an out-of-bounds ball in less-than-ideal lighting conditions can be more dangerous than trying to return your tennis opponent’s first serve while staring at the sun.

Preparing the Base and Sub-Base

The first step we recommend when preparing the site for construction is to talk to a registered engineer. An experienced engineer can evaluate the composition of the ground beneath the surface to make sure the proposed area is suitable for a basketball court.

There can certainly be conditions that exist beneath the surface that could have a negative impact on the lifespan and durability of your court. If less than ideal-conditions are found, your engineer can recommend methods of preparing the site for construction.

Once the subsurface conditions are known to be sufficient for basketball court construction, the topsoil should be removed to get rid of organic matter. Organic matter rots and breaks down, which makes it unstable. The ground is then flattened and compacted to create a flat surface to build on.

The next step is to install a crushed stone base. The material used is commonly referred to as ABC/Crush and Run and is 1.5 inches minus. This means the largest stone is 1.5 inches large and includes everything from that size down including the fines. Typically, the stone is installed to a thickness of approximately 6″ in depth.

Applying the Asphalt Surface

The asphalt goes on top of the stone foundation. At a minimum, two inches of asphalt surface should be installed over the stone base. Ideally, when constructing a basketball court, asphalt should be paved in two lifts of 1.5″ each, for a total of 3″ asphalt surface.

Goal Selections

It is important to choose a goal that will meet your needs. Typically, an adjustable system is installed on private courts, while a heavy-duty, fixed system is used on playgrounds, parks, and schools. You can also customize your goal by choosing from a wide selection of posts, backboards, rims, and nets.

Acrylic Basketball Court Surface

Novaplay® is the recommended surface for basketball courts. The system provides a high-performance, heavy-duty, color-coating system for pavements that are subjected to more wear than tennis courts. The appearance of Novaplay is very similar to that of a tennis court surface. The difference is that it is made with a tougher acrylic emulsion. This allows it to be able to stand up to abuse from street shoes, roller skates, skateboards, vehicular traffic, and objects such as furniture legs, etc.

Basketball Court Accessories

In addition to constructing world-class basketball courts, North State Resurfacing offers a variety of extra services and accessories to put the final touches on your project. Do you want to play basketball at night? How about adding some seating for spectators? Ask us about outdoor lighting options and court-side benches!

Do you want to keep basketballs from rolling away while adding security and cutting down on wind? Ask us about fencing and windscreens!

Perhaps you want to show some extra team spirit or add fun games for the kiddos. We can do custom logos and pavement games!

Let’s Begin Building Your Basketball Court Today!

The professionals at North State Resurfacing are licensed contractors who have the experience you want when it comes to building a basketball court. We have built a portfolio of basketball courts dating back over 30 years. Take a look!

Get an Estimate on Basketball Court Construction

Give us a call at 919-365-7500 or submit the form below for an estimate. We are always happy to hear from you and answer any questions you may have. Let’s talk!