SportBase is very easy to install and to remove, whereas pervious concrete is a permanent surface.
Ease of Installation
A full court using SportBase tiles can be installed in a matter of hours. There is no additional time required for mixing, curing or drying.
Pervious Concrete requires professional design and installation. Concrete thickness and porosity must be calculated and accurately produced for a successful installation.
SportBase tiles provide excellent shock absorption, resulting in a much safer surface with a lower probability of injury.
Pervious Concrete can be prohibitively expensive. The cost of installing pervious concrete is much greater than that of normal concrete. It also requires a greater degree expertise on the part of the contractor to install it correctly
SportBase tiles are made from 100% recycled materials. Even materials that have been recycled multiple times can be used.
SportBase can be used in many difference environments, including locations that are subject to freeze-thaw cycles that can damage pervious concrete. ,
Repair and Maintenance
In areas of high sedimentation, pervious concrete systems will lose permeability as sediment builds up in the voids. An aggressive maintenance schedule of vacuum sweeping and high pressure washing is required to remove sediment buildup.
If sedimentation occurs around the edges of SportBase tiles, they can be independently removed in order to clean out the sediment build up, then put back in place.
Also, if changes occur to the sub-base due to erosion or other factors, the tiles can be easily removed, and the subsurface repaired