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Why choose a Macadam Surface for your Outdoor Sports Facility?

A macadam sports surface is an ideal choice for a long-lasting and durable outdoor space. Also known as tarmac or asphalt, there are various types and grades of macadam, which can be used in several combinations to provide the optimum surface.

Many schools, leisure centres and clubs in the UK choose to have macadam surfacing installed for sports facilities such as tennis courts, basketball surfaces and MUGAs (multi-use games areas) because of its all-weather properties and its bounce characteristics, which are ideal for tennis among other sports like basketball and netball.

The porosity of an open-textured macadam sports surfacing system helps to reduce the tarmacadam facility cost for maintenance as water can drain through it quickly and efficiently in wet weather. This means PE lessons, training and matches do not need to be called off because of rain and the surfacing can still be used.

Whatever your requirements and specifications, we have an experienced macadam surfacing specialist team, who can construct a completely new installation or undertake the resurfacing of your existing facility. This allows us to provide you with an efficient and cost-effective service to the highest standards.

Macadam Court Maintenance and Resurfacing

Maintenance requirements for macadam surface are minimal, and no intensive upkeep is necessary. However, failure to keep the upper surface free of moss, algae, and debris by moss/weed killing and power washing will cause surface water drainage problems and reduce the total service life of the court. The life expectancy of a macadam surface is typically ten to twelve years, depending on the method of construction, quality of drainage, the extent of use and the care and maintenance given to the court.

Sportsafe has a great deal of experience in dealing with macadam sports surface installation, maintenance and resurfacing jobs, so we can help you with any enquiries you may have in regards to this type of surface. Request a free consultation by filling out the form at the bottom of this page or call 0333 300 0032 for advice.


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