What Factors Into the Cost of a Backyard Basketball Court?
Whether you or your children are NBA-bound or you just want to practice basketball, having your own basketball court is a no-excuses way to get great practice and exercise.
If you’re interested in building a basketball court in your yard, you might be unsure of the cost. You’ve come to the right place. C&C Courts are experts in building basketball courts in Wisconsin and Minnesota. We want to show you that building a basketball court is a goal you can definitely reach.
Many factors go into the cost of a home basketball court, which can be broken down into five key components:
Read on to learn more about each component and decide if installing a home basketball court is right for you!
First, You Need a Flat Surface
Site work is the work that goes into building a space that is flat and level for the basketball court’s installation. This can include excavating, leveling, grading, moving sprinklers, and other needed work to make the area perfect for your basketball court. If you already have a level backyard, then the cost will not be as high as if you have a hilly or uneven yard.
It’s also important to consider how accessible your space or backyard is. Can large machinery get to your backyard with minimal problems to level your yard? If you don’t have easy access to the backyard, this can affect the machinery used to do the work. Fencing, however, can always be taken down and replaced to get the machinery into your yard.
Second, You Need Base Material
The base material is what goes underneath the surface of your basketball court. There are many options, including concrete, asphalt, and crushed stone. Many basketball courts are built over a 4” thick concrete slab using 3500 PSI concrete and ½” rebar reinforcements.
Concrete is the ideal material to build a basketball court because if it's done right, it will not require any future maintenance. C&C Courts will provide you with the cost differences between concrete and other materials, and together we can make the right decision for your home basketball court.
Third, You Need a Surface
When you think of a home basketball court, the court's surface is what you imagine. There are a few different surface options, such as paint or acrylic. The cost of the surface is pretty simple compared to the base material and leveling activities. C&C Courts will discuss the best options for you and your family.
Fourth, You Need Accessories
The accessories of your basketball court cannot be forgotten! These include basketball hoops, net systems, containment netting, rebounders, and even lighting. This part is where you can let your creativity shine to create the best and most useful basketball court for your family.
The cost of these components will depend on what you decide to install, such as adding a volleyball net or tennis net to make your basketball court multi-functional. If you plan to play well into the night, you’ll also need adequate lighting installed. If you have any questions, C&C Courts is here to help!
Fifth is Installation
Now that you have prepared your property and chosen your components and surface, it’s time to install your court and accessories. Installation and painting lines on your court usually takes about 1-2 days, depending on the weather. The costs associated with this step include labor costs, which can vary depending on where you live.
Choose the Right Company. Choose C&C Courts
Building a home basketball court is an exciting time, and you want to have the best service and product available. C&C Courts will always bring passion and energy, and help you build new memories with every project we complete.
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