Every city / county requires a licensed contractor to perform the construction of a court. It is critically important to vet out your choice in selecting a licensed contractor. Before you even start a conversation, take the time to look up a contractor’s license for your area. There is no point in having a contractor come out and get a quote only to find out that the company is not licensed or experience enough and to provide work legally. Florida law allows you to be your own contractor but there are many laws applicable to doing so, be sure to do your research before you set out to do it yourself.
Basketball courts can be designed and built out of concrete or asphalt. Both types of surfaces have their own unique components that make up the finished product. Armor Courts estimators are highly trained to discuss which one is best for your project
Basketball Court Construction Details
Construction starts by having a conversation about your project. Armor Courts will discuss many things that are crucial to a successful project.
From those discussions Armor Courts will be able to give you an estimated budgeted amount of what the court will cost and the time it will take to complete the project. There are many factors that go into estimating the project, such as the location of the court, size of the court, type surface, what type of goals are wanted , how many goals, fencing and lighting etc.
Once Armor Courts has prepared the official estimate, sends it to you and you have accepted it, we will begin the process of getting the detailed engineered drawings which we will submit to the city / county for permitting. Once the city/ county has reviewed the drawings, they may have changes and or comments for revisions that need to be made. If there are comments and or changes that need to be made, they will be addressed by our team and resubmitted for reconsideration & permit approval. This process can take anywhere from 3-4 weeks and greatly varies between cities and counties.
Once the permit has been approved we may begin the construction process. The construction process( believe it or not) is much faster than the permitting process. Most single court foundations are completed within 1 or 2 weeks. Once the foundation has been laid, the curing process begins. Whether it is concrete or asphalt, (the 2 most common types) there is a minimum of 30 days curing time. For asphalt we allow the oils to evaporate and with concrete we allow the water in the mix to evaporate. While curing we will begin installing the equipment and fencing as required.
Once cured, we begin the coatings process in the colors you have chosen. After the coatings are applied, we will stripe the court and open it for play.
Other factors to consider before you start your project may include restoration to the surrounding property such as irrigation, landscaping, and fencing, just to name a few. These are generally excluded from the contract unless specifically included.
Backyard Basketball Court Dimensions
Basketball courts can be designed and built to many different sizes from the professional competition level to a simple backyard court. A standard full size high school court measures 50’wide x 94’ feet long inside the out of bounds base lines so you should always consider how much area you will need outside the out of bounds. Many ask how large is a ½ basketball court? The easy answer is 25’ wide x 47’ long inside the base lines but the real question is how much area do you have? Many times, this is the determining factor when all other things are considered. Our team will measure exactly what you can fit in the given area while maintaining the setbacks according to area requirements.
Below are a few diagrams to help you understand what you maybe able to fit.