Over time every type of rubberized surface will need to be replaced whether it is due to weathering or normal wear and tear. The time varies depending on the type of surface. Once the new surface is in place you will need the lines and event markings placed on.
This is where Athletic Marking Company comes into play. We are specialists. We stripe and put markings on running tracks exclusively.
Here’s what the leading sports facility construction organization, American Sports Builders Association has to say in its manual regarding track striping:
The markings on any track are the single most important feature when the track is used for competition. They represent distances that are very important, both to competitors and to the governing bodies who certify records. Many marking errors have been made because of misinterpretation of rules or drawings, or because of poor workmanship. No governing body permits any minus tolerance, no matter how small. An error of any kind may result in costly corrective work, in unfair competition or unverifiable records. In many cases, inaccurate markings prevent athletes from winning the recognition they have earned and inconsequential error in track marking can have a huge consequence.” They go on to say, “In planning and constructing a track to be used for competition, it is absolutely essential to employ the services of a knowledgeable specialist for track markings. The selection of the specialist should be based upon credentials, past performance and proof of ability.