[QUOTE=Sonnyx12;1519158] Therefore, it would be expensive to do both but all they have now is old sand. Re outdoor is so packed and so hard I don't know if dragging it is going to help much. It definitely is going to need added to.
Hee hee All sand is old! No, if there's already sand there, it sounds like it'd be much cheaper to just break it up. You don't have to have expensive equipment. A small tractor will do. Box blade with ripper (scarifier) teeth is fine, and will not only loosen up the material, but level it too. Chisel plow works too. I can go down a hard-packed gravel road with my 26 hp tractor and rip the gravel up with a box blade. There's likely somebody closeby that has a tractor and box blade. I'd bet you could find someone to do the job for a reasonable price. Guys love to drive tractors.
If you have sand hauled, this will give you an idea. I put 4 loads of sand in mine @ 7 tons per load. It's a small arena and 4 loads spread is 4 inches deep sand Attachment 99883