Why should you trust your
tennis court to ARMOR ?
The ARMOR Crack Repair System utilizes a specially knitted fabric that expands as the crack widens. Fabrics that do not expand (such as fiberglass) simply tear or delaminate as the crack widens during the cold winter months. Our fabric, however, stretches similar to t-shirt material. The secret to making our fabric work best is how it is purposely NOT bonded to the court in the vicinity of the crack (sometimes called a “slipsheet”). This allows more movement of the crack without the fabric tearing or delaminating from the surface. Thus, the reason why the ARMOR Crack Repair System works so well is that it effectively spreads the stress of the crack over a six-inch wide area of expandable fabric.
Although the ARMOR Crack Repair System will not prevent cracks from developing elsewhere on the court, or prevent cracks from growing in length out beyond the repair, it has successfully kept repaired structural cracks from reappearing on the surface of tennis courts for as long as 20 years. There are some limitations and not all cracks are repairable with our product, so talk to your contractor about your specific court.
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WHY DO TENNIS COURTS CRACK?
The most common problem with asphalt tennis courts is cracking. Cracking is caused by asphalt’s natural tendency to shrink as it weathers and ages. In addition, asphalt loses its flexibility and becomes more brittle over time. Since outdoor tennis courts are also exposed to temperature extremes that cause expansion and contraction, cracking is inevitable almost without exception.
Why Tennis Courts Crack
A PROPRIETARY PROCESS FOR LONG-TERM REPAIRS TO ASPHALT TENNIS COURT CRACKS
Fill cracks up to 4 inches wide.
Sand flush to surface.
Apply ARMOR release tape.
Apply liquid adhesive.
Install narrow ARMOR fabric.
Install wide ARMOR fabric.
Install yellow ARMOR mesh.
Finished...ready to color coat!
Keeping you in the game.
Most contractors simply install crack filler or put fiberglass fabric over the cracks. Almost without exception, both of these very common repair techniques will fail within one year, thus wasting both time and money. By using the ARMOR Crack Repair System, your investment will last much longer than one season. In fact, most ARMOR repairs last more than 15 years.
Rich Prochaska, Tennis Pro
Regency Lake and Tennis Club, Omaha, NE