When the new season rolls around every year, many people are tempted to start building an outdoor basketball court in their backyard for their kids and family members to use. But before you get too far along into the project, it’s important that you consider some of the costs associated with it. The price can be somewhere between $10,000 and $55,000 or even more if you want to build an expensive high-quality court with professional-grade materials.
Basketball courts that are in outdoor locations can be demanding on the surface itself. Unlike indoor basketball courts which can be built over sturdy concrete floors, outside courts need to be made out of much firmer material. This way, they are able to withstand the weather elements that are constantly bombarding them throughout the year.
Factors That Affect Basketball Court Installation Costs
When it comes to building a basketball court, the same rules apply as with a tennis court. Obviously, the first thing you want to know is how much area you’ll need. A lot of factors can affect the costs of these projects. For example, you will need to know the following:
The dimensions of your court – This is self-explanatory but you’ll have to decide on how big or small your court should be. It’s important to look at prevailing regulations in your area so that you are not breaking any building codes.
The location of your court – Where do you plan to locate your court? Is it going to be a completely open space or enclosed? Open courts are cheaper but they lack the sense of security that an enclosure provides. Enclosed courts can cost about $1,000 more because they require a higher level of safety precautions and materials.
Installation method – You can either hire someone to build your court for you or do it yourself. If you want to save money, the latter option is always a great idea. But it should be done cautiously as improper installation could affect the quality of your surface. The first step towards designing and installing an outdoor basketball court is planning.
Type of material – The kind of material you choose for your court is another major factor. Proper research is required to decide on the best material options available in the market, as they vary greatly in cost and quality.
Design – The design of your future court will depend on what kind of experience you are looking forward to having. There are two main types of surface designs – one-color and two-color schemes. Although they look different, both schemes meet safety standards (ASTM F 1066). However, there are significant differences in their durability levels.
What’s The Most Recommended Type of Surface?
Basketball courts should be played on a Novaplay® surface. The system is intended for pavements that endure more wear than tennis courts and is provided by a high-performance, color coating technology. Novaplay is a high-tensile, acrylic-based playing surface that looks and feels like a tennis court. It has a more durable acrylic emulsion, which allows it to withstand abuse from roller skates, street shoes, skateboards, and other traffic.
Accessories for Your Basketball Court
Along with your court, you should consider setting up a perimeter around it. A lot of people like to put in plexiglass or mesh backboards and protective padding for the posts and poles. These accessories can add up in cost but they will be worth it if someone gets hurt on the court. Do you want to play basketball after dark? What about setting up a few seats for the crowd? Outdoor lighting alternatives and court-side benches are just a few of the extras you might need.
Let’s Get Started Installing Your Basketball Court Today!
The process of installing an outdoor basketball court is not easy. Let North State Resurfacing guide you through this project step-by-step. Our team can provide you with all the information you need so that your project will be successful from start to finish.
Contact our office via phone at (919) 365-7500, or fill out the form below. We look forward to helping you build a great court for your family and friends.