Macadam Surface Maintenance

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We are specialists offering macadam surface maintenance to outdoor sports courts, helping to keep these areas clean and safe. Tarmac is one of the most popular surfacing types for sport facilities at schools and clubs, and these need to be looked after with regular cleaning and repairs where necessary. Our team can complete this work and make sure that your courts are in top condition all year round.

Get in touch with us now to find out more about all of the services we can offer to look after your tarmac court. All you need to do is fill in the quick contact form on this page and let us know what you would like us to do.

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What is Macadam Surface Maintenance and how can it be carried out?

Maintaining Tarmac Sport Surfaces

Having macadam surfacing installed is a popular choice for lots of sports facilities at a range of organisations including leisure centres, sports clubs and schools across the UK. The hard tarmac surface provides great ball bounce and slip resistance qualities for sports like netball, tennis and basketball, as well as being a great all round sport flooring option for multi use games areas. In order to keep the best performance and safety characteristics for your sports facility, it’s important to carry out regular macadam maintenance and cleaning. This maintenance could be as simple as brushing and jet washing the surface of the macadam sports court to remove contaminants and debris, or more thorough macadam maintenance could be required such as repairs, repainting and reline marking.

If you don’t put an appropriate macadam maintenance and cleaning plan into place for your sports facility, this could lead to a number of problems such as surface damage, loss of porosity and drainage, flooding and a loss of the anti slip characteristics. These problems can have an effect on the playing qualities and safety of the surfacing, meaning it could be unsuitable for use if the issues are not dealt with as soon as possible. This is why it’s important to carry out proactive maintenance such as brushing, pressure washing and applying chemical treatments to prevent contamination from moss and algae.


Costs for Cleaning Macadam Courts

There are a number of factors which have an effect on the costs for cleaning macadam courts, for example the area size, the existing conditions of the surface and the access to site. The specification of macadam surface maintenance will of course affect the price of the works as well, because a simple cleaning job would not cost as much as a full resurfacing project. We can help you keep the overall costs for your macadam sports court down by ensuring regular proactive maintenance is carried out to reduce the effects of weathering and damage and therefore lessen the need for repairs or resurfacing which can be expensive.

Cleaning and maintenance is important for any sports facility as it ensures the best possible playing qualities and keeps the surfacing safe for those who use it, whether it’s for recreational or professional use. Having a top quality sport surface which is well looked after is a great investment for any organisation as it can be rented out to other clubs and teams for evening matches and training sessions to increase your overall revenue. This is why it’s vital that you look after your macadam sports court properly to ensure you get the best possible return on investment. If you’d like to find out more about the various macadam services we can offer, please click here where you can see more details on installation, cleaning, painting and repairs to tarmac surfaces.


Woodhouse grove school

Soft Surfaces won a competitive tender to supply and install a new 6528 m² all weather pitch, marked for football, rugby union and three 5-a-side pitches. There is storage at one end for posts and equipment and the complex is enclosed by a 3m high rebound fence. Lighting columns were erected along the perimeter, and lighting bollards to the access path. A large-scale earthworks scheme was undertaken to create a plateau some 900mm above the 100-year flood level in order to accommodate the pitch. SS worked over weekends and during the normal Christmas shutdown to minimise delays.

AFC Bournemouth

When AFC Bournemouth wanted to create a new training surface, we looked into the various options. We discussed the performance and playing characteristics of a variety of surfaces. In the summer, we chose a 3G surface (Rhino Turf VT40) which was supplied and installed by Soft Surfaces Ltd. We chose the Rebounce shock-pad to compliment the VT40 surface, as it met the performance, quality and the most natural appearance – so much more realistic in looks, feel and performance than other synthetic surfaces. We have found Soft Surfaces to be very professional and easy to deal and work with. 

Banister Primary School

We believe we received good value for money by opting to use Soft Surfaces and would like to thank the team for making it painless and stress-free installation experience. We were particularly impressed with the degree of flexibility your exercised as we wanted to change the perimeter area. It’s also important that I state how impressed we were with the cleanliness and tidiness of the work; the site was spotless upon completion. Likewise, the after service has been good and we appreciate that you’ve stayed in touch to make sure we were pleased with the end product. In summary i would be happy to reccomend Soft Surfaces without hesitation or reservation; it was a pleasure doing business with you!

Activity For All

Soft Surfaces came to run a brief presentation on the advantages of their product and why he felt that this was best value and straight away we understood what we was getting as a product, service and installation. I am more than happy with how the project ran with it being delivered ontime, within budget and now have a great football artificial 3G surface. I would strongly recommend dealing with James Dooley at Soft Surfaces who will talk you through the various costs, specifications and finer details because would definitely like to point out that the cheapest is not always the best value. Massive thank you to the team for providing us now with a thriving new facility!

Golborne High School

I would like to express my thanks to all the staff at Soft Surfaces Ltd for helping our school in the upgrade of our MUGA flooring. We were experiencing serious problems with contaminated sand causing flooding and making the surface dangerous under foot. You undertook a site visit and carried out an infill contamination assessment to investigate the problems. This identified that the sand infill needed replacing to bring the facility back to its correct playing characteristics and porous again. The PE staff in school are extremely impressed with the impact of the work undertaken and have commented that it has made a significant improvement to the MUGA surface. I would certainly recommend Soft Surfaces!

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Please feel free to get in touch with us if your sports court needs some macadam surface maintenance. We will get back to you with some further product sheets and information on costs and prices for the work you need us to carry out.

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