A friend of mine lives in Washington State, and gets a LOT of rain, Hence Mud galore in the paddocks. She sent me this link to see if I knew anything about them. First I have ever seen, but wow, looks like an awesome idea. Anyone here ever try them, or know someone who has had good, or bad experience with the system? She is not on COTH so I told her I would go to the experts! Here is the link http://www.equestriansolutions.com/mud_drainage.html
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I have the grid in some stalls..it does drain well. Some of mine is having breakage and I am not sure if it is due to sun damage/age (at the distributor) or wear and tear from the horses. It was kind of pricey so I feel pieces should not be breaking off already.
a friend has it for their wash rack (not sure which company) and have grass planted on the top, looks good there but then they only have 2 horses so not as heavy use as I would have.
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Don't know about those, though I've seen something similar online and thought it was pretty interesting.
I have a single rubber "ring mat" (like you might find in a wash stall) at the entrance to a stall that's open 24/7. There are no gutters on the barn, so when we get much precip, things get a little wet/squishy. As an experiment, I got the one ring mat (one of these: http://www.centaurdirect.com/winners...shmats3x6.aspx ) about a year ago to see if it would help to stabilize the "footing" in this ne high traffic area. I did no site prep, just dug out any place where the mat was too high to allow the stall door to open easily. (My soil is a sandy loam/loamy sand, so given time, things drain well - I just wanted to keep the area immediately outside the stall door from getting nasty, especially in the winter.) One year later, and it's worked beautifully! The grass quickly grew through the holes in the mat, so it's become very stable, and you can barely even tell that it's there. One of the projects for this year is probably going to be getting a few more of the mats so that I can extend the "matted" area down the side of the barn and perhaps out an additional 3 feet.
I would guess that for the product you've posted, you'd probably need to do a better job of installation than I did, but the concept has worked well for me so far.