View Full Version : Anyone used Calcium Sulfate for arena base?

Aug. 3, 2010, 05:41 PM
I am getting ready to put in an arena - or rather, renovate current arena. I am in an area near NO quarries, so base materials are very expensive. Theonly choices around here are crushed limestone or crushed concrete - which costs about $5-$6,000 just for 4" of arena base - materials only. Crushed limestone being the more expensive, but probably better choice.

I came across a local stabilized materials outfit that markets a product made by Dupont called Calcium Sulfate. It touts it as 300% stronger than crushed limestone after 30 days, and 35% cheaper. They are within trucking distance of me, and I am going to call someone to talk about it, but just wondered if anyone had heard of this product or used it?

On their website it seems it is used a lot in industrial 'yards' - pipe companies, trucking companies, refineries, etc. as a strong, but cheaper alternative to concrete - but it is a crushed rock that is compacted. Here's the website: http://www.gulfstatesmaterials.com/index.htm

Aug. 3, 2010, 07:08 PM
"stronger" seems like a bad thing in an arena base, but a good thing in a trucking yard.