After specializing in the construction of tennis, basketball, and multi-sport courts using post tension concrete Classic Turf Company designed and developed the use of the post tension technology in the construction of athletic running tracks. The structural integrity of running tracks built with asphalt have the same faults as tennis and basketball courts constructed with asphalt. They are highly susceptible to structural cracking, heaving, and settling. Running tracks constructed with post tension concrete will not crack, heave, or settle with changes in temperature and seasons.
Furthermore, athletic running track surfaces are extremely expensive. The life span of these track surfaces should be at least 20 years. When these surfaces are installed on asphalt the asphalt starts having problems well before that 20-year life span resulting in the owner not gaining the full life expectancy of the track surface.
When it comes time to replace the track surface and remove it from the base this is very easily done when post tension is used. The track surface is removed and the concrete is in the same condition as it was when it was first installed. Alternatively, when you start removing a track surface on 20-year-old asphalt the asphalt becomes damaged and unforeseen problems with the asphalt are discovered. These items usually result in the removal and replacement of the asphalt itself adding unforeseen costs to the project. The use of post tension with athletic running tracks will result in solid budgets for future maintenance costs of the facility. Post tension running tracks should be considered an industry standard.
Classic Turf Company specializes in:
- Running track design
- New running track construction with post-tensioned concrete
- Post-Tension Concrete running tracks over existing without the expense of demolition.
- Specialty running track surfaces
Classic Turf offers a 20 year structural warranty on the post tension concrete base. In addition, the running track surfacing is comprised of extremely costly materials, more so then tennis court surfing. Installing these expensive surfacing materials over an asphalt base that is guaranteed to fail is not a good investment. The use of post tension in running track construction should be considered an industry standard.