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.
Professional Outdoor Basketball Courts
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.
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!
Union Pines High School, Cameron NC
Tennis Courts in Winston-Salem NC
Knightdale High School Tennis Courts, Knightdale NC
Sunalei Preserve Tennis Courts, Zionville NC
Stonecreek Tennis Courts, Raleigh NC
Cypress Island Neighborhood
Southern Village Tennis Courts, Chapel Hill NC
South Brunswick High School
Athens Drive High School Tennis Courts, Raleigh NC
Bur-Mill Park Tennis Courts
Greensboro Day School Customization
Highlands At Olde Raleigh Tennis Courts, Raleigh NC
Town of Clayton Basketball Courts, Clayton NC
Rassie Wicker Drive – Hockey Court, Pinehurst NC
Mallard Cove Road Tennis Courts, Sanford NC
Elon University – Tennis Courts, Elon NC
Ayden Parks & Recreation Department, Ayden NC
Private Residence – Lake Norman, Charlotte NC
Wake Forest University – Tennis Courts, Winston-Salem NC
Fairgate Apartment Homes, Raleigh NC
Alamance Country Club – Tennis Courts, Burlington NC
Mable C. Smith Park, Fayetteville NC
RTI International, Durham NC
Town of Pembroke Tennis Courts
Private Multi-Use Court – Lake Norman, Charlotte NC
Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Goldsboro NC
J S Spivey Recreation Center, Fayetteville NC
Glen Eden Pilot Park
Biltmore Hills Park, Raleigh NC
Parker Meadow Complex
Private Residence, Norfolk VA
Trinity Place Apartments, Raleigh NC
Mike’s Sweet Mustache!
HOA Tennis Court, Southport NC
Wendell Park Tennis Court Resurfacing
Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville NC
Painted Tree Swim & Racquet Association, Charlotte NC
Cedar Hills Park
Three Colonies Community, Fayetteville NC
Tarboro Parks and Recreation, Tarboro NC
Tennis & Pickleball Court Resurfacing, Oak Island NC
Basketball & Pickleball, Town of Carolina Beach NC
Tennis Court Resurfacing, Farmville NC
Grandover Swim & Racquet Club
Pickleball Court Installation, Goldsboro Event Center NC
Appalachian State University, Boone NC
Fred Fletcher Park
Private Tennis Court, Wilkesboro NC
Laurel Park HOA, Concord NC
Tennis Court Resurfacing Aero Plantation, Waxhaw NC
Wildwoods of Lake Johnson, Raleigh NC
Riverside Community Association
American Hebrew Academy
Fairfield Harbour, New Bern NC
SeaWatch Tennis Court, Kure Beach NC
West Davidson High School, Lexington NC
East Chapel Hill High School, Chapel NC
Southmont Park, Lexington NC
Caveness Farms Apartments, Wake Forest NC
North Topsail Beach, Topsail NC
Acrylic Tennis Court, Charlotte NC
Tennis Court Resurfacing, Apex NC
Pinehurst Tennis & Pickleball Court
Six Tennis Courts, High Point NC
Cardinal Gibbons High School Tennis Courts, Raleigh NC
All-Star Park, Clayton, NC
The Village Apartments
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!