Although most gymnasium’s utilize basketball backstops, they are often overlooked in regards to maintenance. After their initial design and installation, many of these units are not serviced as recommended. Superstructure components (the framing of the unit attached to the ceiling or wall) are often never tightened or inspected. Manual and electric winches need to be lubricated, adjusted and serviced. Hoisting components such as pulley;s and hoist cables should be checked and replaced when required. Backboards, goals, and nets should be checked for damaged components and compliance.
In addition, R.J. McCarville Assoc. strongly recommends safety locks be installed on all operable backstops to insure spectator safety in case of equipment failure.
From service to replacements to new projects, we have the knowledge, equipment, and experience at our disposal to help.