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    06-19-2011, 01:06 PM
foundation for a roundpen

We are in the process of taking out sod for a roundpen. What do we need to put down as a good foundation and what kind of sand should we use. How deep should the sand be? We are novices at this and know nothing except we are digging up our backyard right now.
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    06-23-2011, 01:44 PM
You can use any kind of sand you'd think would work best. Around us alot of people use masonary sand at a 3" depth on average.
    06-23-2011, 02:05 PM
I've found the less clay in your sand, the better it will drain after a rain.
    06-23-2011, 02:12 PM
Green Broke
I'm so glad I live in Ocala FL. The gound is so nice here we don't need to do any thing to it.

I vote less clay as well. But make sure the sand isnt to soft.
    06-23-2011, 02:16 PM
You're lucky myhorsesonador! We've got that black gumbo dirt around here.
    06-23-2011, 02:19 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by gigem88    
You're lucky myhorsesonador! We've got that black gumbo dirt around here.
yuck!!! My mares family is in SC they have hard as a rock clay. >.<
    06-25-2011, 10:25 PM
We have decided to use 6" of sand... We have clay underneath the sod and it isn't perfectly level... a slight incline....not much but slight.

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