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I Am My Father's Daughter

Growing up in a house full of girls, I unofficially took on the role as my father's only son. So when the time came to fix a leaky sink or change the oil in the family car, it was me that stood by my father's side. Thanks to him and everything he taught me, I am now able to take care of myself and my children in a way that not everyone can. I have tried over the years to engage my own daughter in the same way my father engaged me, but she's currently more interested in playing with dolls than fixing potholes. After my father passed away last year, I vowed to find a way to pass on everything he taught me, this blog is my way of keeping that promise. I truly hope that you learn as much as I have over the years.

I Am My Father's Daughter

Maintaining Your Asphalt Basketball Court

Beatrice Reid

If you have a basketball court at your establishment, it will need to be regularly maintained in order to keep guests safe when it is being used. You will also want it to be looking its best so that people continue to enjoy using it when they are visiting your property. Here are some tips you can use to keep your court regularly maintained so it looks its best.

Keep It Clean

You should regularly clean the court so it is free of any debris that can be restricting when playing a basketball game. Use a sweep broom to remove any twigs, leaves or branches that may have ended up on the court floor. Pressure wash the surface of the court every week or two to keep it from becoming grungy looking. Your guests will appreciate the effort you take in making the court look enticing as a place to play.

Making Repairs

Over time, asphalt may get a few cracks in the surface that may need to be taken care of so there is no risk of injury. You can easily make repairs to your basketball court yourself. 

Use some rubberized asphalt sealant to fill in any cracks in the surface of the asphalt. Place the nozzle of a caulking gun as far into the crack as you possibly can and then squeeze the rubberized asphalt sealant into the cracked areas. Use a putty knife to spread the sealant over the top of the cracked area so it is less noticeable.

If there are any small holes on the court floor, they can be repaired as well. Remove any of the crumbled pieces of asphalt from the area before repairing. Fill in the holes with some crushed gravel. Use the handle end of a broom to push the gravel into the hole as far down as you can.

Fill with more gravel and repeat until the entire hole is filled and the gravel is compact. Cover the gravel with rubberized asphalt sealant and spread over the gravel with a putty knife. Allow to dry and add another coating to ensure the gravel is contained. 

Keeping Colors Bright

You will want to periodically go over the colored areas of your basketball court with asphalt paint. Freshen up the court guidelines by painting over them with new paint. You can easily trace the existing lines using a paintbrush. Adding new color will give your court a new look and will help keep the guidelines so they are easily seen by players.

To learn more, contact a company like Phend & Brown with any questions you have.


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