Specialized Paving Basketball & Tennis Courts, Paths and Playgrounds
Jersey Strong Paving Specialized Asphalt Paving Services builds playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, bike paths and pathways. Design considerations are a function of the anticipated traffic. For example, some school playgrounds will also be used for extending parking during special activities. Not all asphalt mixes are the same because the composition changes due to the pavement’s intended use. Only an experienced paving contractor can help a client determine what asphalt protocols will be necessary for a special pavement project.
Asphalt pavements designed for foot traffic don’t require the strength of asphalt pavement needed for vehicle traffic so they will have a higher asphalt binder content. The higher asphalt cement content in the asphalt mix will reduce the possibility of moisture damage, allow easier placement and compaction and provide a smoother better skid resistant surface- all good qualities for a playground or woodland path.
Prior to installing a basketball court, local governmental regulations need to be addressed before a permit for a Sport Court will be granted. Information on the site’s grading, tree removal, drainage and possible retaining wall. The Zoning department uses the supplied information to confirm there will be no adverse outcomes to the proposed site or adjacent properties. An experienced contractor who has paved many basketball courts can advise clients of the steps they must follow to be permitted to build a sport court. Jersey Strong Paving has built several backyard full and half size courts for clients in New Jersey locales of New Brunswick, Trenton and Hunterdon County. Our advice to possible clients considering building a basketball court is free and gladly given- Contact Us! Click to call - 609-337-4944
Asphalt basketball courts are generally built half size in residential yards and full court at outdoor parks and school playgrounds. A standard full-size basketball court is 50’ wide by 94’ long, however any size court could be custom fitted to meet the project’s needs.
Generally, an asphalt basketball court subbase is comprised of 4 to 6 inches of compacted gravel (size depends on the type of soil it’s being built on). This subbase is followed with 1 inch of asphalt and allowed to cure for 2 weeks. After curing the surface is then flooded to show low areas in the asphalt surface. A patch binder mix is applied to fill and level the low areas. An acrylic color coating resurfacing product is applied twice followed by the painting (acrylic color) of playing lines. Most new courts will need a 4-court color system (2 coats of resurfacing product and two coats of color product). A variety of different colors are available to match individual tastes.
A soil examination should be made to remediate the subgrade to provide good foundation support for the pavement. Trees and other vegetation, including all root systems, should be removed for the site and soil treated with a vegetation inhibitor to stop future flora growth. All topsoil should be removed and the subgrade graded and compacted. to further strengthen the support and prevent any weeds from breaking up through the pavement.
Landscape plans for a Tennis Court need to be submitted to the local zoning department. The plans will specify the necessary grading for the site, tree removal, drainage plans and others- just depends on the locality.
Certain procedures are acknowledged as standards for a long-lasting and good playing Tennis Court, such as:
Tennis Court Orientation should be determined with careful analysis of the sun angles that will ensure both sides of the court equal sun angles. The usual dimensions are 78 feet by 36 feet and the subbase is no less than 4 inches of compacted gravel followed with 1 inch of asphalt pavement. The Courts are sometimes finished in green or red surface acrylic color. White playing lines are added after a waiting period of 30 days past construction.
Tennis Courts that are well constructed can be functional for nearly 20 years with quick maintenance of asphalt cracks or depressions. Also, if the Court has a color finish, that too will need maintenance as it fades, including, the white playing lines.
Playground at School
Small Paved Playground
Landscape design plans for the playground must be inspected by local governmental building and zoning departments to obtain building permits. Information is necessary for evaluating storm water drainage and its effect on neighboring properties. A large surface of blacktop needs its storm water runoff managed in a responsible manner so adjoining properties aren’t flooded.
Subgrade requires soil removal or remediation (made stronger) with asphalt grindings or other granular material. The entire subgrade should also be treated with a plant retardant- this is called sterilization of the soil. The depth of gravel subbase will be based upon whether the playground will be getting only foot traffic or one that will also serve as a parking lot occasionally. The depth of the asphalt layer and its composition will also depend on the uses the playground will be receiving.
Asphalt laid down for a small backyard play area or playground is useful to keep poison oak or ivy away from harming your kids and we have a lot of this noxious weed in New Jersey. Also, asphalt playgrounds do not harbor ant nests or other critters like woodchips and pea-gravel.
We want to reassure you (potential clients) that our free playground project inspection, followed with a written detailed estimate for requested services, will be accomplished by a senior member of the staff who has experience in building playgrounds. This is to ensure that all possible options have been explored and rated for positives versus any negatives.
Golf Cart, Bike, Woodland and Garden Walking Paths
Walkway Trails and Bike Path Paving- Townhome communities, apartment complexes, parks and school campuses often have pathways around gardens or naturalized forest paths as an added incentive to living there and they’re very attractive to community members. Woodland paths winding through a forest park or planned garden are a treasured way for community members or tourists to see the many species of forest wildflowers or a formal flower beds harbored within. Such as, violets, lady’s slippers, geraniums, azaleas and white mountain laurel all welcomed bits of color that grow along forest paths.
When paved in asphalt, these functional paths help people enjoy the outdoors in convenience and safety from getting lost, keeping their feet dry from wet patches and helps them avoid painful thorny vegetation- a must for our aging population as well as young families. Paths also reduce damage to the native plants and delicate forest soils by protecting the rest of the forest from traffic compaction. Park Services or private camping communities please don’t hesitate to contact Jersey Strong Paving to repair or pave a woodland path- we build them strong and long-lasting. Contact us at (609) 337 - 4944
Bike paths and trail should be constructed to match the existing topography as much as possible to avoid unnecessary disturbance of the natural environment- this will also be more cost effective. Small walk behind pavers can be used because large equipment will often not fit. Pathways through woodland parks, gardens and schools or universities. Design considerations should at least plan a minimum with of 3 feet to allow 2 people to walk abreast but widths of 4 to 5 feet would allow passing and foot traffic from opposite direction.
Asphalt Flooring in Barns and Green Houses will provide an all-weather platform that reduces the mud and dust kick-up.
Asphalt flooring in a barn will provide an easier cleanup of waste materials, keep pollutants from getting into supplies and provide some protection against transferable diseases. They are used in paving cattle feed lots, poultry house floors and storage sheds.
Greenhouse asphalt flooring is chemically resistant and allows for a faster cleanup over a dirt or gravel floor.