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post #11 of 14 Old 10-25-2012, 09:21 AM
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We call it construction carpet around here but a quick google search tells me it is geotextile fabric Geotextile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Most of our home improvement stores around here carry it due to how many home projects it can be used in. Failing that try local businesses that supply construction companies with materials. They may or may not make you buy a full roll of the stuff depending on how they are set up.
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post #12 of 14 Old 10-29-2012, 07:03 AM
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you can look at geotextile fabric and landscape fabric. look at them both and figure out which is going to be best for your application.

i'm pretty sure the geotextile is the one that will worth the best
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post #13 of 14 Old 10-29-2012, 10:21 AM
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Ive been redoing my section by the barn due to the ridiclious mud we always get. We have thick thick clay and water stays ontop for days/weeks.

I have a large John Deer tractor. I scraped the top layer (between 6 and 8 inches) and got all that nasty stuff out. It stunk to high hell because it was muddy when i did this and a decade of manure and urine and mud is just nasty!

Then i drilled holes with an augar. Hundreds of holes all over.

Then filled the holes with sand. Really packed it in. And put a total 8 inch layer of sand over the top.

The drainage i have now is amazing. No mud. Sand dries quickly. And the horses love laying in it. LoL.

And no, the horses dont sink into the holes. Ive had no problems with them. You can also fill holes with peagravel and then put sand ontop.
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post #14 of 14 Old 10-30-2012, 10:18 PM
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Originally Posted by CLaPorte432 View Post
Then i drilled holes with an augar. Hundreds of holes all over...

...And no, the horses dont sink into the holes. Ive had no problems with them. You can also fill holes with peagravel and then put sand ontop.
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So you kind of made a drain field. How long have you had it like this?
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