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riding arena construction I Outdoor
Optimal riding conditions for the outdoor area
Ground conditions are crucial
In the construction of riding arenas, one often has to deal with a wide variety of soil conditions and the associated challenges. A boggy surface offers different conditions in terms of load-bearing capacity than, for example, a dry heather sand surface. Therefore, an assessment of the conditions is crucial. The classic three-layer structure remains (base, separation and footing layer), but the selection of the right materials and paving thickness can be adapted to the conditions.
The bearing capacity
We use appropriate equipment to measure the load-bearing capacity of the existing subsoil. The results of the examination, the experience and the construction know-how of our construction management determine the individual construction and check it during the entire construction phase.
If the subsoil has a good load-bearing capacity, it may be possible to dispense with a base layer. However, it is always advisable to remove the topsoil, make a base level and install a separation layer. With this construction method, a raised structure is usually not possible and makes water drainage more difficult.
Water as a decisive factor
Especially outdoors, where you are fully exposed to the weather, the issue of water/moisture plays a decisive role. Neither too much nor too little is allowed! Therefore, it is important to consider drainage and water drainage in advance for damp floors. In the simplest case, the classic slope of the riding arena is sufficient to drain off excess rainwater. If this is not the case, drainage pipes and drainage channels can be used.
However, if the ground is too dry, watering can be used to keep the moisture content constant. You can find out more about this under Riding Ground Irrigation.