I need help starting an arena- any suggestions???

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    03-29-2007, 11:55 AM
I need help starting an arena- any suggestions???

I just bought some acreage near Dallas and am building a 125' x 225' arena. Right now the space is just part of the pasture, but I will be taking off the top 6 inches of grass/dirt to level it out. Has anyone ever built or started an arena. How much lime or sub-base do you use? How about sand as well? Any tips or information would be greatly appreciated- whether that be the design or just any suggestions!!! Thanks
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    03-29-2007, 12:40 PM
Aggie there are a lot of varibels here that need to be taken into consideration before you start. My experience is over 45 years working as a construction superintendent on dams, nuke plants, bridges and several othe heavy construction projects not only in this country but around the world. The first thing to take into consideration is what will be the final elevation of your finnished grade. You don't want any low spots. Next is what kind of drainage is there in the soil sub grade. You may need to build the whole floor leval up so when it rains you will not be in a mud hole. After your sub grade has been brought up and graded to a satisfactory elevation I would go with sand as a finnished base. Sand can be harrowd down and maintained fairly easy and it is absobant also. Good luck.

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