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Resin Court Installation at
the IAC, Stockton, CA

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Photos courtesy of Richard Heisler. These great shots show what's involved in installing the polyurethane resin courts like the ones at Michigan's Palazzo di Bocce and California's Campo di Bocce. Aurelio Colleone is the master builder (in the gold shirt) pictured with some of the crew who did the installation at the Italian Athletic Club in Stockton, California.

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According to Heisler "Asphalt is barrowed in. Screed slides on two pieces of square steel tubing. Laser level was used to shim up steel tubes." {For more info on this process, go to Back Issues and click on the link for The Joy of Boce Weekly Volume IX - #32 - October 18, 2010.}

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"The boss and his main man working in the heat. Valley summers aren't cool and a building full of hot asphalt was as close to the hinges of hell as I want to get and I was only shooting photos, not running a barrow."

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"IAC members unload the dump truck outside the back door of the court building."

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"Laser level in background. Courts were originally covered with carpet."

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"Yellow swirls are primer troweled on over concrete base."

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"Work continues."

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"Volunteers. Remnants of carpet surface in background."

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"More asphalt."

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Aurelio works the vibraplate while his assistant sprays the surface.

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"After more primer over asphalt, the self-leveling resin is poured."

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"The prime coat."

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"Il Maestro."

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"Mixing resin."

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"Resin over primer."

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"Resin pour continues."

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"Magic shoes."

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"Final resin coat and rubber dust."

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Looking Good!

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