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The advantages of installing a ProBounce tennis court surface

The advantages of installing a ProBounce tennis court surface

The advantages of installing a probounce tennis court surface

Tennis Court Installation

ProBounce Tennis Courts Are Stronger than you might think

 There are many factors that go into constructing a new tennis court. These include choosing a site, deciding what type of material to use for the surface, fencing, lighting, additional accessories and much more. We can help you throughout the entire process and help you choose the best system for your project. In this blog, we highlight some of the advantages of installing a ProBounce® tennis court surface. 

Advantages of ProBounce

The ProBounce® surface system is patented technology by NGISports and provides a new tennis court surface to those who love playing the sport.  “A monolithic pavement, cushioned overlay, ProBounce® bridges large structural cracks. The surface ‘floats’ on top of existing crushed stone, asphalt, or concrete. A flexible but stationary pavement for a remarkable look and remarkable play. From surface to resurface, we bring the right fit for every project.” – NGI Sports

Build a new system or install over existing surface

The ProBounce® surface system can be installed on top of an existing asphalt and concrete surfaces.

 a cost-efficient way to install a new surface system

Being able to install the ProBounce® system on top of an existing surface can save hundreds of thousands of dollars for the owner.

Athletes Stay Cooler

The ProBounce® surface will stay cooler compared to traditional asphalt & concrete surfaces when getting hit by the sun. This keeps athletes cooler while they compete.

Less wear and tear on joints and muscles

The ProBounce® patented technology provides a safe cushion underneath the athletes. Athletes will notice less wear and tear on their body compared to traditional surfaces.

Are you looking for a contractor to help you install a probounce court surface?

Are you read to install a ProBounce® tennis court surface?  We can help. At Byrne & Jones Sports Construction, we are a 7-time ASBA Excellence Award Winners with 12 ASBA Certified Builders on staff. Learn more about our tennis court construction at https://www.byrneandjones.com/sports/tennis-court-construction. If you are interested in a free tennis court evaluation or learning more about various court surface systems give us a call at (314) 254-9766.

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What to consider when designing and building an inclusive playground

What to consider when designing and building an inclusive playground

What to consider when designing and building an inclusive playground

The ideal playground is designed with the intent for all children, able-bodied or disabled, to play and enjoy their youth. No matter the child’s circumstances, they should have equal opportunity when attending their local park. The most desired parks provide an array of options that give the visitor the ability to choose the experience most suited for them. Parents should feel safe and comfortable when allowing their children to participate in different play activities. The best parks are the ones where children are constantly requesting to go back. We want to help you build your ideal park! 

By leveraging our cross-division synergy, we are able to provide parks departments with the necessary resources to design and build inclusive playgrounds. Below you will find some of our recommended tips for when beginning your next playground project. 

What is an inclusive playground?

An inclusive playground provides a sensory-rich environment designed for all children to develop socially, physically, and emotionally that is easily accessible. They are carefully designed to provide a safe place for children with and without disabilities to come together and play. A true inclusive playground goes beyond the minimum playground requirements to create a truly unique play environment. Communities are diverse. Playgrounds should be too. 

Some components to consider when building an inclusive playground include:

  • Easy access to the playground
  • Select inclusive play equipment
  • Include sensory play elements
  • Provide social areas for all

Provide Easy Access to the playground

When designing a playground with multiple access points, the builder can provide various ways for visitors to enter the playground. An inclusive playground should be easily accessible for all children and parents. One addition would be the construction of ramps. Ramps allow for inclusive mobility into the playground. The surrounding parking lot should include ADA compliant ramps and sidewalks to further create access.

Select inclusive Play Equipment

When selecting the play equipment that will be installed, it is important to consider children with disabilities. For example, swing systems could feature swings that include harnesses,  wheelchair platforms, etc. Selecting ground-level activities is another way to help those who may not be able to climb onto play equipment. By ensuring the playground has play equipment that can be used by all,  more visitors can visit your park.  

Include sensory play elements

Sensory-rich playgrounds allow children of all abilities to integrate and develop their senses. Children on the Autism Spectrum or with Sensory Processing Disorders often prefer sensory stimulation as it allows them to explore and discover their world in an interactive way. When a child is engaged with sensory play, they are working towards enhancing their cognitive and motor skills, stimulating their creativity, and developing social skills. The more they play, the more they develop skills necessary to engage, change and impact the world around them.

Provide social areas for all

Is it important to include both individual and group play settings within the equipment. Not all children enjoy or want to play in large groups everyday so it important to give them choices. Including safe spaces can provide children areas for sensory relief. Equally important is the aspect of a playground that offers children the space to interact and play with one another. Play structures that incorporate both of the recommendations above can provide great balance for visitors. 

Get Started by speaking with a Byrne & Jones Playground Expert

If you are interested in learning more about designing and building an inclusive playground you can reach out to us at (314) 254-9766 and ask to speak with a playground expert. We will break down the entire process for you and help you choose the best equipment for your project. Make the world a better place by building inclusive play environments for children and let us help you along the way. 

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Is your project stuck in the mud?

Is your project stuck in the mud?

Is your project stuck in the mud?

Access to the job site, in less-than-ideal conditions, can wreak havoc on construction schedules and create job site safety issues. So, what are your options if you need access to the site without any paved surface leading in and out of the project?

Soil Stabilization!

Soil Stabilization is a method of improving soil properties by adding and mixing soil modifiers to it. It is generally required when the soil, under the foundation for construction, is not suitable to carry the structural load. Stabilization can increase the shear strength of a soil and/or control the shrink-swell properties of a soil, thus improving the load bearing capacity of a sub-grade to support pavements and foundations.

Stabilization may allow you to use less material when surfacing the project…think road, parking lot, or other areas needing surfacing.

What are the options?

  • Mechanical Stabilization
  • Lime Stabilization
  • Cement Stabilization
  • Fly Ash Stabilization
  • Geotextile and Fabric Stabilization

1. Mechanical Stabilization

Mechanical Stabilization – is a method of improving the property of the soil by changing its gradation. This can be done by bringing in new soil or additional rock. Blending, rolling, and compacting is needed to achieve the desired stability.

The benefits of Mechanical Stabilization are its low cost, readily available materials, and time to construct. Weather, rain, snow, frost, can still leave the soil vulnerable. This is not a permanent solution to achieve optimal site access. In addition, by adding material you are changing the grade of the site, which results in import & export of materials. That needs to be taken into consideration when using this type of stabilization method.

2. Lime Stabilization

Lime Stabilization – This is one of the most cost-effective stabilization options. Typically, 5% to 10% lime is spread and tilled into the soil to “firm” up the ground. The lime reacts with the water in the soil to produce cementitious compounds making the soil firm and water resistant. Lime stabilization is an excellent choice when the soils contain a large amount of clay.

Benefits: Fast, low-cost, permanent, increased load capacity and structural benefits, drying agent for wet soil, no grade changes, will continue to stay firm, because of the chemical reaction with the materials. By incorporating lime into the soil, you are increasing the structural coefficients, where you may not need as much material for surfacing.

3. Cement Stabilization

Cement Stabilization – Cement Stabilization is used when you desire the soil particles to be bonded together, by the cement. This process is very similar to Lime Stabilization. Cement is spread and tilled into the existing soils. As the cement hardens, it bonds the material to produce a durable driving surface or material staging area.

Benefits: Fast, affordable, increased bearing capacity of the soils, adds to drying, easy to apply and construct. This produces a durable, firm, water resistant, and dry surface. May require less material to surface. Doesn’t increase the grades.

4. Fly Ash Stabilization

Fly Ash Stabilization – Fly ash is a by-product or waste product from coal-based power generation plants. Fly ash has less cementitious properties compared to cement and lime, so it tends not to perform as well. In addition, you must use much more of this material, which adds to the overall cost and time to construct.

Things to consider: Access to Fly Ash is not always available. Because you need much more of it than you would lime or cement, there is additional trucking, spreading and tilling costs. Fly Ash tends to “swell” as time passes. It’s not as consistent as lime or cement.

5. Geo-textile & Fabrics

Geo-textile & Fabrics – Geotextiles are made from porous synthetic materials such as polyethylene, polyester, and nylons. These come in a variety of options: woven, non-woven and grid. These high strength materials can improve the quality and durability of the soil and may reduce the cost of construction.

Things to Consider: Geo-textiles & fabrics are expensive but effective, tend to be best suited for smaller isolated areas, and typically require some form of mechanical stabilization above or below the grid, if not both. Materials tend to be readily available as well, making this quick and easy to complete.

The benefits of stabilization can include:

  • Higher resistance (R) values
  • Reduction in plasticity
  • Lower permability
  • Reduction of pavement thickness
  • Elimination of excavation, material hauling, handling, and base compaction
  • Provides “all-weather” access onto and within project sites
  • Geotextile and Fabric Stabilization

If you are faced with a muddy, messy job site, soil stabilization might be the solution to get your project out of the mud and on solid ground.

If you are interested in learning more give us a call at (314) 254-9766 and ask for Jake Phelps! 

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Byrne & Jones Launches Parks Division

Byrne & Jones Launches Parks Division

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Byrne & Jones Launches New Parks Division

St. Louis-based Byrne & Jones Construction Inc. is expanding operations with the launch of a new Parks Division.  The division will design, engineer and install recreational spaces and amenities for state, county and municipal governments and schools. It will tap the full breadth of Byrne & Jones civil site development and improvement services. Recreational consultant Ben Brown will lead business development efforts for the division, which employs seven dedicated team members, with additional support from more than 50 specialists in other Byrne & Jones divisions. Read More

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How To Make Sure Your Athletic Facilities Are Ready For Fall Sports

How To Make Sure Your Athletic Facilities Are Ready For Fall Sports

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How To Make Sure Your Athletic Facilities Are Ready For Fall Sports

Are you excited for the fall sports season? We are! If you have been dedicated to practicing and conditioning this summer in order to prepare for competition, you should be well prepared to play. However, there are several factors you should know about that can help to boost your rankings. These tips below can help you gain an advantage over your competitors and can help to get you more wins. Make it a good season and consider these suggestions below.  

Creating a Safe Atmosphere For Fans

The first step to gaining an advantage over your competition comes from the amount of fans you have at games. The more people you have cheering the team on, the more enjoyable games will be. For home games, it is important to make sure that you have enough seating available for family and friends to come watch games. At Byrne & Jones Construction, we specialize in all of your concrete needs. We can easily come in and lay concrete near the sports fields to ensure that there is a stable area for bleachers or additional seating. This way, fans can be encouraged to come watch games together and have a good time. With fans cheering your athletes on, this is the first step to success over your rivals. Check out some of our concrete work 

In order for athletes to have an audience, there needs to be enough space to park. If your parking lot is covered with potholes that prevent people from parking in spaces, then you are deterring fans. A parking lot will help to encourage and attract a crowd. No one will want to come watch games if they are worried about finding parking or are scared that the parking lot is falling apart. The paving preservation pros at Byrne & Jones Construction can help with that. We will come in to fix your parking lot and ensure a smooth surface for maximum use. After you have ensured a comfortable experience for your fans, it is time to beat the competition with the fields.  

Providing Your Athletes With the Best Possible Playing Surface

For athletes, it is vital to have a high-quality playing surface. By being able to practice on a smooth surface, your athletes will be ready and better prepared to beat their competition. Whether it is maintenance or a new turf installation, updates are needed to ensure that your tracks and fields are safe to play on. Keeping your surfaces up to date is important to having your fields looking great but also vital to avoiding any big expenses in the future. Additionally, if your surfaces are not smooth or damaged, this can become unsafe for the athletes. Byrne & Jones Sports Construction has you covered. We specialize in sports fields including artificial turf fields and will ensure you have a good surface to practice and play on. Deciding on whether to have artificial turf or natural grass fields? We actually wrote a blog about this. Click here to read about the advantages of artificial turf. Check out some of our completed projects to get a better idea of the work we do. 

The final touch for securing first place is with the appeal of the field itself. Details such as color and graphics used on your sports field have the power to make all the difference. If your athletes are playing and practicing on plain fields, then there is nothing that definitively sets your complex apart from other schools. By having your school colors sprayed on the endzones of a football field and your logo front and center, no one will forget where they are or who they are playing. By also allowing your athletes to practice on these fields and play on for home games, this little reminder of school spirit can help to boost morale for the players, which is important for winning games. Check out these completed football fields to get a better idea of how you can personalize your field for a nicer appeal.  

Ready to show off your fields and win some games this fall? Contact the experts at Byrne & Jones Construction to have your facility updated and ready for the fall. Give us a call at (314) 254-9766 

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