Frequently Asked Questions
Is a DeShayes Court expensive?
A DeShayes Court is an investment, a quality improvement to your home. It may well appreciate in value. In addition you and your family will enjoy hours of fun and fitness! A DeShayes Court is an innovative, economically sound enhancement to your property and a great use/value return for your family, friends, and neighbors.
How long does the installation take?
We install our courts year round. Weather is a factor. However, the installation of a game court normally takes about 2 weeks of actual construction.
First we work with you to design the game court. Then we clear and prepare the site, including leveling and compacting the area. 4 inches of ¾” clean stone is installed to insure proper drainage and eliminate frost heaving. Next, we set concrete forms, set the anchors for basketball systems, install ½” rebar 30” on the center in two directions, place 4000 psi concrete with fiber mesh, and finish the concrete slab with a light broom finish. Once the concrete is ready, we install the basketball systems, DeShayes sports tile, lights, nets and fencing if needed. Then you are ready for years of family fun and entertainment!
How do you schedule the work?
Once a deposit is received we will email you a tentative schedule that will contain the company owner’s personal cell phone number, and he will be available 24-7 for any questions or concerns you may have. An email will be sent to notify you of any changes in your original schedule, as well as a weekly update.
What happens to my yard during construction?
We take whatever measures are required to protect your property during construction. We advise you of various options to that end. Some options may increase the cost of getting materials to the site, but still be the better choice with regard to protecting your yard.
Over the years we have done installations on many beautiful properties. We appreciate the care and expense invested to design, build, and maintain them. We take the time to determine the best way to get your court built with minimal disruption.
Once your DeShayes Dream Court is complete your yard will look just as it did prior to construction with the exception of a beautiful DeShayes Dream Court that will provide you and your family with a lifetime of enjoyment.
Why use concrete?
Concrete allows us to build a better court, guaranteeing the base for 10 years. One of our chief concerns is durability, and steel reinforced concrete meets that goal. On a DeShayes game court you will experience years of enjoyment because we used the combination of a concrete base for a durable foundation and a suspended sports surface for player comfort and safety.
Why use steel in the concrete?
Using steel reinforced concrete is important. Our normal concrete specification is 4 inches of 4000-psi concrete installed over a sub-base of 3/4" clean stone. We use half-inch #4 steel rebar 30 " on center each way as reinforcement. When the two products are properly integrated they create a much stronger and more durable support structure than either alone which alows us to guarantee your base will be playable for a minimum of 10 years (asphalt comes with a 1-2 year guarantee not including puddles).
Why use 3/4” clean stone at all?
In colder temperatures, where ground water can find its way under concrete and freeze, we use 3/4" clean stone. This allows water to recharge back into the ground and any remaining water has room to expand when it freezes in the 3/4” clean stone. This will NOT happen with any other fill material. Thus, the concrete can survive repeated freeze-thaw cycles without failure, which allows us to guarantee your court for 10 years.
What about drainage?
Site evaluation and attention to drainage are important steps in building a quality game court. We investigate and address existing landscape drainage issues before construction begins.
Is it difficult to keep my game court in working condition?
Durability and maintenance are top considerations and DeShayes Courts excel at both. Our game court surface requires very little maintenance. When necessary, clean it with a leaf blower or remove snow with a plastic shovel and it's ready for play virtually year-round.
We are the only company in the industry with enough confidence in our material selection & installation methods to guarantee our courts for 10 years. Majority of the other companies offer a limited warranty from the manufacturers that is nothing more than a page or 2 of all the (couldn’t read) they will not repair or replace, or they will charge your for whatever they fix. With a DeShayes Dream Court you only pay one time for 10 years of enjoyment. Once a year for each of those ten years someone from our team will visit your court and change the basketball net, touch up the paint on all of your components, grease & WD40 all moving parts, clean the backboard and blow off your court so it will always look great and function properly for you, your family, and friends.
Why does a DeShayes game court offer better game performance?
Our ¾” shock absorbing suspended surface reduces player fatigue, skeletal trauma, shin splints, concussions and many typical injuries associated with concrete and asphalt; and provides better ball rebound. Our Premier Suspended Court Surface is better for tennis, basketball or any other traditional hard court activity.
My current tennis court is cracked and weeds are growing through. Can you help?
The advantages of retrofitting your existing concrete or asphalt court with our Suspended Surfacing are plentiful. You will eliminate unsightly cracks, puddles, stains and patches. You will eliminate down time due to puddles because rain quickly drains away. Annual maintenance and repair costs are dramatically reduced. And the overall reduction of knee, ankle, and lower back injuries and fatigue is a benefit for everyone.
I don't have much room in my back yard. How do I know if a DeShayes court will fit?
At DeShayes Courts, we specialize in dealing with the many departments and ordinances of your local government. Just fax us a copy of your survey along with your address and we will be able to determine the size options and location for a court on your property.
We custom build your court to fit your yard and your budget. We build your game court to play the games you and your family prefer, while fitting your yard and your budget. It's the place for family fun and fitness! We have many sizes, designs and game options available.
How will my game court fit within my landscaped backyard?
In addition to creating an environment for safe family fun, we also add lasting value to your property. We work diligently to integrate your court system into your current landscaping theme, and thereby increase the value of your home. Your new court will be a luxurious addition to your home, yet prove to be a practical investment