Wildberry, you said your barn has limestone, is it possible to find out what size limestone they use? It comes in numbers size, if they are unsure if you can ask the size of the stone. I heard the best size to use is 1/8" which is about the size of cat litter. I would appreciate if you could find this out for me. I don't know anyone that uses the stone.
Amerpick, I too am researching stalls, right now I have clay then shavings, but the clay usually gets dug out, so I have to keep putting more. Right now I am leaning toward the limestone, then the rubber mats, then shavings. If you have a tractor supply store they have mats for about 35.00, the limestone is about 50.00 per yd.
I have 4 12x12 stalls, and putting the limestone in at 6" deep, the cost of the stone is going to be 750.00, then the mats, 840.00. That's about 397.00 per stall. What I think you do is, put the limestone in has to be very level, spray it with water, let it cure for 72hrs, then you can put the mats, etc.
If anyone knows anymore than I have said, please let me know. I've been researching this in great detail and it seems this is the best solution so far.
Last edited by Donanuge; 08-12-2010 at 06:17 PM.