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We have a big site at work but after the company expanded we were running very short on office space. Most of our accounts team was in a demountable office and they were really hot in summer and cold in winter. It was so much better for the whole team once we got the new office block built on site. This blog talks about the process of building a new office block, including the design and construction of a block for your team. I hope it will be useful for anyone looking to build a new office block on their site.

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4 Incredible Benefits of Constructing Tennis Courts With Poured Concrete Bases

Troy Medina

Many tennis courts in Australia are built on hard, concrete bases. Poured concrete is the preferred choice of construction material for tennis court bases because of the many incredible benefits that it has to offer. Here's a look at some of the top reasons as to why poured concrete bases is suitable for tennis court construction.

Excellent strength and stability

Poured concrete bases offer an outstanding amount of inherent strength, making it the favoured option for several tennis court owners. They provide a compressive and flexural strength that is many times greater than that of many other types of base materials available on the construction market. What's more, concrete bases are extremely stable, providing the tennis court with better firmness. 

Unlike other types of bases, poured concrete seldom shift with the natural or unnatural movement of the sub-grade soil. The durability and stability that concrete bases can provide makes it exceed the construction standards required for tennis courts by far.

Resistance to water damage

A myriad of material properties, including the superior strength, increased density, and joint-free construction of poured concrete, combine to ensure that poured concrete bases offer superior resistance to water damage. A watertight tennis court base results in fewer repair service requirements and a longer service life for tennis court owners. 

It is, however, important to note that poorly installed concrete bases are usually susceptible to cracking, so it is best to hire a qualified concrete contractor to pour a concrete base for your tennis court structure.

Low maintenance 

Poured concrete bases require almost no maintenance attention because it is unaffected by growth of roots and other organic elements beneath the soil. A poured concrete base will not rot or decay, hence it can provide a longer lifespan than many other types of base materials for tennis courts. 

Tennis court owners don't have to worry about maintenance problems that other types of court bases eventually demand. This drastically reduces the lifecycle costs associated with maintaining tennis courts. Hence, there will be less warranty squabbles with the concrete contractor. 

Adaptability to different site conditions

Poured concrete bases are adaptable to virtually any environment and can therefore be installed almost anywhere. This type of bases can be used at sites where other types of bases may not be suitable, including when the tennis court is to be constructed on suspended or elevated sites, where other bases may fail.

Clearly, there are numerous benefits to installing tennis courts with concrete bases. Talk to a reputable concrete contractor to ensure you enjoy the above-mentioned benefits and many more.