Whether your facility has a synthetic or asphalt track, there will be repairs, resurfacing or even replacement required at some point. Having the right professional on hand to diagnose and perform these repairs can save you money in the long run.
Running Track Resurfacing is the most common and economical way to extend the life of a running track. Resurfacing involves scraping off the top layer and reapplying it. This can cover up and hide repair work that was done and it can give your track a brand new look.
The key to getting the most out of your track is a preventive maintenance plan that includes regular professional inspections and maintenance work. When cracks begin to form, resurfacing is an easy fix that can be done before they get out of hand.
In some cases, cracks can go all the way through to the asphalt base which would require a full removal and replacement. It’s important to recognize these signs so that your track can be fixed properly and prevent accidents for your athletes.
Other issues that may arise that indicate your track needs resurfacing include areas with heavy wear, such as cheerleading spots in front of bleachers and starting block locations. Having protective matting in these areas can help to prevent any damage. It is also important to limit the use of athletic shoe spikes longer than 1/8” and not to drag any vehicles across the surface. Keeping the track clear of debris, weeds, mildew and dirt will also extend its life.