How would you complete stall footing over a currently uneven clay base?
I was thinking we need to level the clay, throw down some lime and sand, and then put in mats. Good plan? Bad plan?
We're having some discussion about whether to attempt leveling the clay, but having seen so many stalls with wicked potholes under mats where everything below shifted... the last thing we want to do is to pull mats and re-level in the near future.
Stalls are 12x12. Clay is currently dry and hard as concrete, but that's nothing a water hose can't fix.
Level clay= fill in pot holes - wet pack..next limestone - few inches ~ wet pack & tap - add wet pack level .... allow to dry and set up completely before topping with your shavings or wood pellets -- short cut is if you must put a horse in the stall on the "not quite set up limestone" = to protect your work --- place large pieces of plywood like six to nine to cover the entire floor they will over lap + is fine --then add shavings whatever and horse -- horse will level it EVENLY for you because of the plywood ~~~ just will sound funny while this is going on wait a few days perhaps a week for stall base to set up hard~~~ then remove horse & pull shavings off to a side of stall and remove plywood sections rake back shavings insert horse again your stall will be perfect !
Last edited by Zu Zu; Aug. 26, 2010 at 03:07 PM.