Revolutionizing Tennis Courts: How Polypave Court Shield Outperforms Post-Tensioned Concrete Solutions

If you’re thinking of adding a tennis court to your property, you want to be aware of all the possible court surfaces you have to choose from. At North State Resurfacing, we are committed to helping our clients choose a material that makes sense for their needs and their budget. We offer a Polypave Court Shield that gives sports enthusiasts many major benefits over post-tensioned concrete courts and other surfaces when it comes to court resurfacing.

We’re going to look at post-tension concrete options and the Polypave Court Shield to explain the differences and explore how the Polypave Court Shield outperforms post-tensioned concrete tennis courts in several different ways.

What are Post-Tensioned Concrete Tennis Courts?

Post-tension concrete courts are made by pouring concrete over cables that extend from one end of the court to the other. As the concrete hardens, these cables are mechanically tightened. This process creates tensions within the concrete to prevent large cracks that may occur with asphalt courts.

Because the concrete is held together with tendons, PT courts are more durable than asphalt courts or courts made from some other materials. Post-tensioning concrete courts are known for their long-term durability and can reduce ongoing maintenance costs and downtime for potential repairs. Post-tensioned concrete tennis courts also have less vibration than traditional asphalt tennis courts and better waterproofing capabilities for drainage.

The upfront cost to build a PT concrete court is nearly twice as much as an asphalt court. While they do last longer than traditional asphalt courts, any concrete tennis court or other type of hard surface court will still need to be resurfaced every five years or so. If there are any cracks, these will have to be repaired before any resurfacing is done.

What is a Polypave Court Shield?

The Polypave Court Shield System is a process developed for and distributed by North State Resurfacing to help prevent the appearance of cracks on court surfaces. It uses the latest technologically advanced materials to create a mechanical reinforcement of the tennis court surface.

The Polypave Court Shield System is an economical and efficient alternative to post-tensioned concrete for tennis courts and other recreational surfaces. It offers superior crack prevention capabilities at a fraction of the cost of post-tensioned concrete courts.

Poly pave court shield being applied to tennis court

With the Polypave Court Shield system, a soft polyester fabric is applied to the entire court surface using a mixture of acrylic binders. This works to create a mechanical reinforcement to prevent cracks from forming and to strengthen the surface. There are no cables involved and no cable tightening is needed.

How Polypave Court Shield Differers from Post-Tension Concrete Courts

When it comes to post-tension concrete, the process can get complicated, so you want to be sure you have a qualified professional to get the job done. With the post-tension concrete, the cable can move inside the concrete after it is installed. If a crack forms inside the concrete, it can get wide. If you hire someone who is not qualified to get the job done, you risk cracks forming inside the concrete which can create a potential liability.

The Polypave Court Shield has a less complicated installation process that provides similar results and gives you long-term value for your court. There is less construction time needed and the life expectancy is greater than an asphalt court.

Opting for the Polypave Court Shield is also less expensive than an asphalt surface or using post-tension concrete.

Benefits of the Polypave Court Shield

The Polypave Court Shield System has many benefits compared to post-tensioned concrete courts and other materials. This is a preferred method of court resurfacing for the following reasons:

  • Since the Polypave System covers the entire court surface, not just one area, you can better protect the surface and have a more even court.
  • The polyester fabric works to absorb the movement of the pavement and reduce the stress on the surface that can lead to cracks.
  • The soft polyester that is used in the Polypave system was originally made as a roofing product. With the right combination of acrylic binders, it was found to be successful on paved surfaces as well.
  • Opting to use the Polypave Court Shield System before cracks get worse can help extend the court’s longevity and prevent more maintenance.

When you choose North State Resurfacing to use the Polypave Court Shield System, you can expect a smooth court that you can use for years to come. We will make sure that the application is uniform across the entire surface to produce the best playing surface.

Contact North State Resurfacing for All of Your Court Needs

If you are looking to install the Polypave Court Shield on your next court, contact North State Resurfacing. Our team is committed to helping you have the best courts for all the sports you intend to play. We can take care of all of your resurfacing needs.

Contact us today at  (919) 365-7500 or fill out the form below to learn more about how North State Resurfacing can get the job done!