An Outdoor Oasis

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An Outdoor Oasis

Some of my fondest memories were made in the backyard of my childhood home. I adored spending time outside with my two dogs. I also loved to play volleyball and basketball with my family members and friends. Do you have kids who always seem to have excessive energy to burn? If your kids get tired of staying indoors when at home, consider hiring a paving contractor to build a sports court in your backyard. After determining what type of sports your kids enjoy playing, your paving contactor can likely suggest what size and type of court you’ll need. On this blog, I hope you will discover how a paving contractor can help you get the backyard of your dreams. Enjoy!

Create Your Own Basketball Court

If you like playing basketball, you may want to be able to play it at home whenever you want to. You can get a portable basketball hoop that you can put on your driveway. That will let you have a little bit of space to be able to play. However, that only gives you a little bit of space, and if you don't have a paved driveway, you can only play on the street, if you have the space and a quiet street. However, there are things that you can do. One is that you can create your own basketball court. 

Half/Quarter Court

If you have a backyard or side yard that is big enough, one thing that you can do is have a half court or quarter court basketball court. You are going to need a pretty good amount of free space to install your court. A half court is 37'x42' if you go with a youth size half court, for a quarter court, you would cut those measurements by half again. If you are going to have the court in a side yard, you will need to make sure that your court will be far enough from your house and any neighbors' homes. You should check with your local building codes before you have your new court made so that you aren't violating any codes which would mean you have to give up your dreams of a court. 

Making your perfect court is going to mean that you need to have a paving company come to your house and put it in for you. They are going to dig out the space where the court is going to go. They will then prepare the space by leveling it out, putting in a sub-strata, which is generally gravel, which allows for drainage under the pavement. Then it's time to get your new court in. You will probably want them to pour a blacktop court instead of a concrete court. That's because the blacktop is generally a little smoother so that you don't get any interference from the surface. However, you can still go with a concrete court if you want, and if it is a better choice for your space. 

The paving company is going to have to work with whoever is going to install your basketball hoop to make sure that the hoop gets placed correctly and is level with the court so that it is the right height. That company will also paint the lines you need for your court so that you can play. 

If you love to play basketball, you can have a paving company like Northern Asphalt LLC, come to your house and create a court for you to use to play.