Your Guide to Turning the Driveway into a Home Basketball Court
May 16, 2017 by Caleb Haniquet
If you have the space in your driveway, turning it into a home basketball court will surely excite the basketball lovers in your family. Of course, there are several ways to achieve a home basketball court based on different budgets, hoop sizes and dimensions of the driveway. A home basketball court can be built on anything from a one-car driveway and up, so don’t be apprehensive to build one if your driveway is on the smaller side. Basketball courts provide great fun for families of all ages, and promotes a healthy lifestyle to boot! Here’s everything you need to know about turning your driveway into a home basketball court, and some things to consider when choosing what it will look like.
Choose Your Surface
Deciding on the surface of your home basketball court can be tough if starting from scratch because there are many different types of surfaces to choose from. Surface types include modular tile, pavers, asphalt, concrete and multi-purpose. If you’re using the existing surface of your driveway, you can skip this step.
The project length of installing an outdoor home basketball court depends on the specific needs of your court, but should typically take anywhere from one to three weeks depending on what you’re installing. This project length should include the time it takes for the hoop to be delivered and the installation time.
The cost of your home basketball court also varies from project to project. Depending on the style of your court and the size, the cost can range anywhere from $650 to $2,500. A mounted hoop is the most cost effective option, which can range from $650 to $950. A portable hoop is the most expensive option at $1,700 to $2,500. The cost of adding a driveway depends on the material – asphalt being the most cost effective option at $4 to $5 per square foot and pavers or concrete running anywhere from $7 to $10 per square foot.
Time of Year to Begin
Spring or summer is the best time to install a home basketball court based on weather. Wait until the snow melts and the ground defrosts to start. An added benefit to starting during warmer months is that once it’s done, you can get out there right away and start playing.
In-Ground, Portable or Roof-Mounted
As mentioned earlier, there are three kinds of hoops to choose from when installing a home basketball court. In-ground, portable or roof-mounted are the three options; each ranging in price. A mounted hoop is the least expensive, while a heavy duty portable hoop is the most expensive option.
Center Island Contracting is your contractor of choice for new home buyers or those undergoing home renovations on the north shore of Nassau county, Long Island. Our qualified professional new home construction management team is here to help you build the new home of your dreams. With the knowledge about local and New York State laws, our staff can answer all your questions and streamline the entire process. Email us or call (631) 465-9765.