Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Raunds, Northamptonshire, UK
You need to prepare your base according to your subsoil. We are on clay, and we've had to put down an 18" layer of rubble to stop the arena being "eaten" by the clay. The best way forward is to get quotes from local contractors who know your conditions. Then you can decide how much, if any, of the work you want to do yourself. Everything else, totally agree with Starlinestables. We hire in a 13 ton, 360 track digger to do our groundwork. It is around $1000 a day, but you get a lot done in a day.