View Full Version : USDF's publication "Under Foot" and arena construction

Jul. 29, 2011, 01:52 AM
Is it still the "go to" book for building arenas? It has been around for a long time so I am wondering if perhaps the information is dated.

Any other suggestions for books or online sources of information would be appreciated. :)

Jul. 29, 2011, 09:53 AM
We used it when we built our indoor and outdoor 7 years ago and they are great arenas.

Jul. 29, 2011, 03:52 PM
It is an excellent manual on how to do your footing correctly. Basic hydrology is never 'outdated', only the materials may change. I highly recommend their booklet.

You may want to contact your county Conservation District office. It used to be called 'the co-op' or "soil conservation district'. Every county in the nation has one. Much of the services they provide are free, because your property taxes pay for it. Even if you don't own property, you may utilize their services. They can better advise you on footing, soil composition, drainage, etc.