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post #1 of 5 Old 06-02-2015, 12:35 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Cleaning old stalls.

Help! I just purchased a property that has a small barn. The previous owners had something like 4 horses and 2 ponies. Unfortunately the owners were not clean and did not care for their animals (or house :() .... Anyways to make it short my barn floor is hard and matted and covered in horse urine. It looks like the floor was covered with mats that were removed. I want to get other animals in there but how do I clean up this urine disaster?
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post #2 of 5 Old 06-02-2015, 02:16 AM
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I would find someone handy with a Bobcat & have it scraped up then put down new crushed stone & remat. If too small for a Bobcat it will have to be dug out somehow, maybe by hand.
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post #3 of 5 Old 06-02-2015, 03:24 AM
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If it's puddled urine you'll have to use something to soak it up. Shavings, kitty litter, fresh dirt, anything absorbent. Then put down a layer of hydrated barn lime to cut the odor and then redo the floors with whatever surface suits you. We use lime screenings which is much like sand only packs better and is more absorbent.
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Dig it out somehow, then sanitize the stalls with something non-toxic to the animals and humans.

Once that's done make sure the floor is level and put whatever type of material down that you like and put mats over that if you like to use them.

I'd also check any wood that is at or below the level of the muck/ ground to make sure they don't need replacing. If they've rotted any this will be the best time to replace them.
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post #5 of 5 Old 06-04-2015, 10:57 PM
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I would try to use a pressure washer to loosen up the matted debris on the floor and then scoop it out , put down fresh limestone let that dry and then (preferably) put down some rubber matts and the bedding
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