Keeping up with running track maintenance ensures a safe and high-quality athletic surface for years. With consistent spraying and over-pouring services, small cracks are filled and the surface protected from prying elements, while a fresh respray improves surface traction for a smooth, new feel.
Sweeping the track regularly will remove weed growth that can overgrow quickly and end up being a hazard for athletes who slip. Aim to make this a regular routine, especially after high-traffic events and then again throughout the year. You should avoid cleaning materials with tough steel bristles as this could damage the surface and instead use a blower that uses much less pressure but still gets the job done well.
Common Running Track Problems and How to Fix Them: Maintenance Troubleshooting
A good quality rubber sports track can last 20 years or more with proper maintenance, but even these durable surfaces can eventually start to show signs of wear and tear. If the underlying asphalt is starting to break down, this can result in the surface beginning to separate from the asphalt base.
Depending on the severity, this separation can sometimes be repaired by simply resurfacing the rubber, but in some cases, a complete surface removal and replacement is needed to repair any damage to the asphalt underneath. Hellas Construction has the skilled crews and equipment necessary to perform this type of track repair, providing more life for your sports surface while meeting governing body requirements for a safe surface. If your running track is showing signs of aging, contact our team today to learn more about how we can help.