Is it time to repair your Running Track?
By now you know every square inch of your running track and field. You have been practicing for months and you have seen the track when it’s wet, dry and cold. You know it needs work before next season but the problem is you aren’t sure exactly what needs to be done.
Can the surface be repaired and refinished? Is something more like surgery needed? Does the entire track need to be demolished and start completely over?
It is important you understand what’s going on with your track so the appropriate solutions can be evaluated. Contact a professional contractor who has done work in your area. Then ask them to visit your facility, make suggestions and give an estimate. Make sure the contractor explains why repair options are viable.
Here are some things to remember:
Repairs and/or Resurfacing:
Repairing and resurfacing a running track surface is normal during the life of a track. All resilient surfaces wear down and damage can occur. If the problems are in the resilient surface only and damage doesn’t go down into the underlying asphalt pavement then resurfacing can be a viable option. These options are the lowest cost ways to add life to your track surface and make it look new. Prices vary depending on the different surface types and your contractor will be able to provide you with price options for each surface type.
Replacing the Resilient Surface:
There comes a time when repairing and resurfacing is no longer an option and the resilient surface must be completely removed. It is either scraped or milled off and hauled away. This gives you the opportunity to inspect the underlying asphalt and make any repairs necessary. If the asphalt is 15-20 years old or more, most track surface manufacturers suggest you add a new asphalt overlay before installing a new track surface.
This option includes removing not only the track surface but also the underlying asphalt. Severe cracking, drainage problems, uneven asphalt are all symptoms that point to this option. Reconstruction allows you to improve drainage of the track and field, add lanes, and correct a wavy track oval along with many other problems.
This all seems complex however by choosing a licensed professional contractor who specializes in Running Track Construction and installations and surfacing it will take the guesswork out of the situation and you will end up with a new looking track for years to enjoy.
To receive an evaluation and estimate for your running track please contact Sport Surfaces LLC at 561-964-2001 or visit our website for more details at http://www.sportsurfaces.com