It’s no longer solely about how beautiful the property is or how well it is situated in the neighborhood. Homebuyers are also considering adding upgrades that increase the value of their homes. Some add considerable value to a property, like a swimming pool, but it comes at a high cost. The increasing demand for an eco-friendlier lifestyle also puts a strain on a clean water supply. Adding patios or roof decks can be done on a budget, and they offer an excellent way for families to experience the outside more.
If you’re thinking of acquiring a property and want to add something to it to increase its value, why not consider a sports court?
Sports Court: How Much Added Value?
Americans are now turning to home build projects, like a sports court, to add value to their property. While expert installers suggest that a sports court can increase the value of your property, anywhere between $10,000 to $20,000, the most significant value gained is your contribution to the environment. With the proper concrete floor epoxy, a sports court is low in maintenance and lasts for a very long time. Also, it allows family members to stay healthy by being engaged in sports activities.
The Basics of Building a Sports Court
It’s durable, eco-friendly, and reinforces a healthy lifestyle. Here are some of the basics that you should know about building a sports court:
- Size. The good thing about a sports court is that you and your family can play various games, like basketball, football, badminton or volleyball. If your property is vast, construct the court big enough to accommodate multiple sports. The size of a basketball court is an excellent place to start. NBA and NCAA regulation courts, measure 94 feet x 50 feet (28.7 m x 15.23 m). With this measurement, you can fit a full doubles lane tennis court, badminton, and volleyball court.
- Level the ground. If your property is slightly inclined, you need to scrape and eliminate everything that’s on top of the soil, like plants, rocks, grass, and other debris. Transfer some of the earth from the higher portion of the property to the lower side, before packing it in with a steamroller.
- Foundation and Materials. Scout for an expert installer for courts. There’s plenty of technical consideration, which you might not be familiar with, like soil type, the thickness of the foundation, etc. Concrete might be better than asphalt, for example. With the heat and moisture, asphalt becomes brittle and loses its structural integrity.
- Surface. If you’re on a budget, a unique coat of paint on the cement finish will do. But if not, you have the option to use a high-performance surface like those in practice courts where professional players work out. Some of the more popular sports surface providers are Sport Court®, NGI Sports, Connor, and Gerflor.
- Half-court is good too. If both space and budget are an issue, then why not go smaller with a half-court setup? It won’t lessen the physical activity and certainly not the fun.
You also need to budget for equipment, like basketball goals, balls, rackets, and nets. Are you ready to start ballin’?