The Running Track Resurfacing is the heart of your athletic facility. It is what brings excitement to athletes of all ages and abilities to come out to practice and compete. It is also what gives your sports complex its image in the community and the eyes of the media. Resurfacing your running track is a great opportunity to improve the visual appeal of your whole facility as well as to upgrade the quality of your sport’s surface.
Resurfacing a track typically means adding a new layer of material over the existing resilient surface (rubber, polyurethane or latex). This can be done for the low cost of $400 per lane or for as little as $20,000 to resurface a large polyurethane or asphalt surface. Resurfacing is a good option for areas of high wear like cheerleading areas in front of bleachers, starting block locations and lanes 1 and 2 or where the underlying asphalt is beginning to sink and create ponding conditions.
When to Resurface or Rebuild
While resurfacing can be the right solution for some tracks, it’s important to remember that your track may actually need a total reconstruction. The best way to know is by assessing the condition of the underlying asphalt that your running track rests upon. Asphalt generally lasts 20-30 years but is prone to degradation based on the environment and construction quality of your original running track. If your asphalt is deteriorating it’s time to consider replacing the entire track.