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Planning and Executing Construction and Contracting Projects: Tips for Consumers

Welcome to my blog. My name is Deborah. About 15 years ago, I bought an old home. We worked with several contractors to rehabilitate it, but ultimately, the foundation simply wasn't stable enough, and we had to tear it down. After that, we worked with a construction crew to build a home from the ground up. The experience was exciting and challenging, and I learned a lot through that process. I want to share construction and contracting facts and information with others so I decided to start this blog. I hope that you like the results, and I thank you for reading. Enjoy!

Planning and Executing Construction and Contracting Projects: Tips for Consumers

3 Key Things to Consider When Selecting a Site for Tennis Court Building

by Samantha Russell

If you want to build a tennis court, there are some choices that you have to make. One of the major choices you need to make is the perfect site for the court. The type of site you choose can affect the overall suitability of the court in terms of durability or functionality. With the help of a contractor, you can assess the suitability of possible sites for construction of the tennis court. When conducting this assessment, here are a few important things you need to have in mind.

The Size of the Court

How much room do you need to build the new tennis court? The sizing will depend on the type of court that you want. You can build a standard tennis court with the standard measurements required. On the other hand, if you simply want a backyard court where there is inadequate space, a half court can do the trick for one-on-one playing. Regardless of the type of court that you want, it's always important to allow extra space around that court and evaluate the site based on this size.

The additional space will leave enough room for the contractors to work. In addition, it will allow for things such as installation of fencing or landscaping.

The Condition of the Soil

You have the responsibility to ensure that the sub-base is prepared properly. This means that you need to make sure that the conditions of the soil at the site are fit for the construction of the court. Therefore, you can hire a geotechnical engineer to analyse the soil. Soil conditions such as high groundwater content and high organic matter content are unsuitable and can make the site unstable for construction. Therefore, you should consider solutions such as dewatering to reduce the groundwater content.

The Orientation of the Court

The orientation of the court is very important and it will depend on how frequently the court has to be used. For a court that will be used throughout the day, the best orientation to go for is a north-south orientation. This will help reduce the impact of the early morning and late afternoon rays to the players. Orientation can affect the sizing of the court. For instance, if you had taken an east-west orientation and have to change it to the north-south orientation, but the latter orientation would see a considerable reduction in the intended measurements, you will have to alter the size of the court. For this reason, to avoid costly inconveniences, it is important to think about the orientation first when assessing the size of the site.

For more information, talk to a tennis court builder.