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Clementine 05-05-2010 07:35 PM

Outdoor Arena Footing
I have been doing lots of research regarding outdoor arena footing. As I understand it, you need:

Flat 2% graded area
6" Layer of large rocks (supposedly around 4" in size)
3" Layer of limestone gravel
3-4" of footing (sand, whatever)

Anyway, I was just wondering if you think that smashed bricks (like from a demolition site) would be a possible substitute for the large rocks? I bet you could get those for cheap.

Baron Pinto 05-06-2010 09:31 AM

I'm sure it would work fine. The problem is not in the cost. Have you priced out rocks? They are cheap as well. The cost seems to come from actually getting those rocks to you. Dump trucks don't hold as much as some folks think. With the bricks, they may actually be more expensive once you figure in the cost of how you would get them to your site. W/ the rocks they are all set to go and be loaded right into the dump truck. Less effort = less cost.

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