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Question DetailsAsked on 5/14/2013

need someone to install a basketball court in my backyard

We have a clear space in our backyard and our looking for a provider to install a driveway sized cement court.

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If you are looking for court, pole and backboard, fencing, lighting, etc you may need a general contractor. If no lighting, you could have a regular concrete paving contractor do the court (and could most likely do pole and backboard, too), and a fence company separately for the fencing once the court is in.

I wonder why you are going concrete rather than asphalt - concrete is more expensive in most parts of the country, requires more subgrade prep, and will have joints to catch toes on. Asphalt is cheaper, the entire court can be painted if you want (and will probably hold lines longer than concrete), and if there are cracks they are easier to fix/seal, and tend not to make vertical offsets as much as concrete. This is particularly important if you have trees, as tree roots love to pry up paving, and with concrete tend to tilt the slabs up so there is a "step" between slabs. Asphalt bulges more in a more rounded bulge, and it is easier to cut out a section, cut a root, and patch it yourself if needed.

One advantage concrete does have is it is cooler in summer, if you live in a very hot part of the country.

For contractor recommendations hit Search Now at left, look under Concrete or Driveways in the Home category.

Answered 7 years ago by LCD

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