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post #1 of 2 Old 03-25-2019, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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Talking Stonedust Screening

Good Morning everyone!

Just wanted to ask people's experience or opinion on this. Does anyone have an arena that's mainly stone dust/crushed rock screenings as the footing? If so, how many inches deep of it has been sufficient and also how does it hold up to weather etc? Just putting my feelers out there for footing for a low use arena. Nothing fancy but will be dragged regularly and graded properly. Thanks everyone!
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In my experience, (I worked at a gravel pit) stone dust or crusher dust can turn into a slimy mess when wet, depending on the rock used. Then when it drys can set up much like cement. I definitely would not use it as arena footing. People would buy it to set their patio pavers if that gives you an indication.

Washed sand that is free of those smaller particles will stay freed up when wet and will not become hard if you maintain your base and are careful working it up as not to rip the base up and mix it into your washed sand.

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