Alternatives to Pouring Concrete Slab for Basketball Court In Backyard

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Old 03-19-03, 09:33 PM
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Question Alternatives to Pouring Concrete Slab for Basketball Court In Backyard

My husband is wanting to have a large area in our backyard concreted in the area of my son's basketball hoop. He made some calls today and was quoted prices that are way more than we expected (anywhere from $800-$1200). Does anyone have any suggestions about something we could do that would hold up as well as be less expensive?
 
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Old 03-19-03, 09:40 PM
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Get some bids on having asphalt installed.
 
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Old 03-19-03, 09:41 PM
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Frank99 is right, asphalt is much cheaper and common for public basketball courts.
 
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Old 03-19-03, 10:12 PM
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Thumbs down Asphalt Even More

Actually, he did that and it was even more expensive than concrete!
 
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Old 03-20-03, 05:22 AM
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That makes no sense. How many bids did you get? Asphalt is much cheaper than concrete, hence all the asphalt driveways and roads.
 
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Old 03-20-03, 10:14 AM
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How is the access to your backyard, can you get a truck near there, it up or down a steep hill, is there a blacktop plant near you. get more bids on the asphalt, the price you got was because the guy didn't want to do it. blacktop should be 10 - 25% the price of concrete.
 
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Old 03-20-03, 03:55 PM
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It's True! Here Are The Quotes...

The area is 30 x 25 and asphalt quotes are around $800 and the concrete quotes are around $750. The ground has been leveled and the forms are up around the area as well. All they need to do is pour the concrete.
 
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Old 03-20-03, 06:16 PM
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That area gives you 750 sq. ft. they only want $1.00 per foot to pour the concrete, will it be 4" thick 4" stone base and mesh, if it is go for it.
Whats your location?
 
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Old 03-20-03, 08:38 PM
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I live in Georgia. I guess we are going to have to nix the idea because we don't have that kind of money right now. I guess we need to find some alternatives until we can afford the real thing. Suggestions anyone?
 
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Old 03-21-03, 07:06 AM
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Cut the size in half, do an area which you can afford, use town parks.
 
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