Expansive cracking is a fairly common condition encountered in older tennis surfaces and is directly related to the expansive nature of the subsoil, degree of oxidation, atmospheric temperature variations, improper original construction and/or other causes including substrate movement or other acts of nature.


When resurfacing an existing tennis court or surfacing a new asphalt court, the entire surface is flooded with water to locate all major depressions, any birdbath exceeding 1/16" or the thickness of nickel is marked and then filled with a patch mix compound. In some cases we can only reduce the amount of standing water due the existing grade or the way the court is draining. If a depression holds more then ¾" of water, the area must be excavated,backfield and repaved with hot mix asphalt.