Pocono Mountain West High School, PA
Not every running track needs to be replaced completely; in fact, most tracks can be resurfaced at least one time during the life of the asphalt underneath.
Resurfacing, also known as “over pouring” or “re-topping,” is a great way to breathe life back into a track and provide a like-new feel and performance for the next 10 to 12 years.
Pocono Mountain West High School in Pennsylvania is the perfect example of resurfacing. The blue surface that was in place was showing its age, worn pretty firm and with some low, puddling areas. However, the asphalt underneath was in great shape and the bond between it and the current surface was still strong.
ATT Sports came in, filled the low spots with polyurethane, then added a new 5mm top coat of blue polyurethane and rubber. The result is, essentially a brand new running track. The process is quick and easy and comes in at a lower cost than installing a brand new surface with the same results.
The new polyurethane bonds perfectly to the existing surface, and so long as the asphalt is not crumbling or cracking below, over pouring is the perfect option for schools looking for a “new” track in every effective way, without the “new” price tag.
Resurfacing is not to be thought of as a “stop gap” as premier facilities such as Rutgers University, Rowan University, Westfield State University, Indiana University and the University of Ohio all have resurfaced tracks.
ATT Sports crews poured the mixed polyurethane onto the existing track surface.
The liquid polyurethane is raked to the specified thickness, providing an area for rubber to the thrown on and embedded.