Concrete Basketball Court Help

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Old 06-27-04, 06:23 PM
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Concrete Basketball Court Help

I am planning on installing a concrete basketball court in my back yard. I have pretty much decided on a pad about 20X30. I would like to avoid any bumps in the surface (ie expnasion joints) but also do not want to have it cracking on me. I know when I see the courts in the park they do not have theses joints. Any ideas how to prevent cracking? Also how thick? I most likely will never drive on it with any vehicle. Thanks for your help.
 
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Old 06-28-04, 07:01 AM
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asphalt or concrete

are you wanting to use asphalt or concrete? most playgrounds are asphalt, hence the lack of expansion joints.
 
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Old 06-28-04, 10:13 AM
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I would prefer to use concrete as i think it will last longer if done right and will not require sealing each year. However if its not posible to use concrete and still have a smooth surface then I will use asphalt.
 
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Old 07-13-04, 03:55 PM
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In order to pour a pad that is guaranteed to not crack you must mix the correct additives into the mix. Where do you live? Ask your readymix plant if they have any Aquaron products. There are many many reasons a pad will crack, if you are not a "concrete expert" then I would not recommend tackling this project alone, instead contact a "decorative concrete" person in your area, they should be able to pour a pad that is guaranteed to not crack.
 
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