West Hardin High School

West Hardin County CISD – 400 Meter Track Resurface and Field Event

Demolition of existing running track and construction of a new 8 lane running track and field events, installation of track surface

Products Used: NRG 300 – Impermeable Structural Spray System.

Lufkin High School- Abe Martin Stadium

Track Repair at Abe Martin Stadium

Demolition of running track surface and field events. Mill existing asphalt at designated track areas. Lay a new 1.5″ layer of asphalt on designated areas to replace milled areas of the track surface. Remove existing take off boards than, Furnish and install new take off boards.

Products Used: Install NRG 200 Structural Spray System at designated track and field areas.

Advantages of Having a Running Track Surface Installed by GSS

Many take up running as a sport; but to maximize your performance and minimize your risk of injuries, here’s why a running track surface is your best bet.

More and more people are getting hooked into running – we see a lot of people joining marathons, and we see organizations, left and right, conduct runs for a cause. Perhaps this is because running is a very versatile sport, after all it’s a sport that doesn’t require much technical training, and you can practically do it anywhere – be it out on the streets, on a treadmill, on the beach, even at the nearby park in your neighborhood.

Yes, the versatility of running as a sport allows you to run on every type of surface out there, but at the end of the day, a running track surface would still have to be your best option.

This is because running on a track minimizes your risk for injuries. Remember that running naturally brings repetitive stress on your joints, therefore you have to make sure that the surface you are running on is soft, yet sturdy at the same time. All other common surfaces like grass and asphalt are usually either too soft, or too uneven, which pose risks for ankle sprains and other running injuries.

Running on a track also gives you an accurate measure of the distance that you’re running. Having said this, you can keep track of your pacing, your progress, and set specific goals for your training.

If you are looking for running track construction servicesGeneral Sports Surfaces can help you in your construction and installation needs.

We, at General Sports Surfaces, have an extensive and unparalleled experience in running track construction, as well as in athletic surface installation. We also provide our customers with essential equipment and the necessary training to properly maintain surface tracks, in order to maximize its performance and optimize its life span.

Contact us today at 817-295-6616

Effective Repair and Maintenance of Track Surfaces

The repair and maintenance of tracks used for running are critical to the quality of your athletes’ performance as well as the durability of your track. Effective repair and maintenance decreases the chances of injury of your athletes, and promotes track surface sustainability.

According to track installation professionals, constant vigilance is key to effective repair and maintenance of running track surfaces.

At the very foundation of repair and maintenance of running tracks is a disciplined inspection of the track. Remember, you need to constantly be on the lookout for even the smallest maintenance items. Even the smallest of all things, when left untended, over time, can demand a huge repair.

It’s true that synthetic running tracks are considered to be “all-weather” tracks.They don’t need a lot of maintenance in the sense that you don’t have to worry too much about flood, mud, and algae during rainy seasons. However, do keep in mind that such tracks still require constant inspection, in order for it to provide effective preventive maintenance. You can’t afford not to pay attention to it from the time of your running track’s construction.

The number one thing that you need to do during preventive maintenance of tracks is to make sure that the track surface is always clean. There must be no grass, dirt, gravel, or other forms of debris on it. It is possible for these debris to get grounded in, and eventually cause damage to the your running track’s material, and even cause the growth of weeds.

Track surfaces must also always be free of water. While it is true that synthetic running tracks can drain water especially when it rains, they cannot handle excess water. Common sources of excess water are field sprinklers, which may spray onto the track, causing the accumulation of far too much water than the track was designed to handle.

Another key to effective repair and maintenance is to never delay in getting in touch with track professionals for any repair that the track needs. Remember that your track surfaces are intricately designed, and made of sophisticated running track material,all in an effort to facilitate high performance for your athletes. Therefore, it is critical that your repairs are done not only immediately, but most importantly by track professionals rather than facility operators.

If you would like to avail of running track maintenance services, as well as running track surface construction and installation, get in touch with us, General Sports Surfaces, at 817-295-6616.