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Kelly-salmon
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Run floor

Post by Kelly-salmon » 01 Nov 2013, 18:03

Hi I recently changed my run flooring from wood chipping to pea shingle to help stop it from getting so wet because we are low on the water table but after all this wet weather it is still getting puddles in it the won't drain away very easily is there anything else I can try without costing me too much more money is very short

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Post by Gilly C » 01 Nov 2013, 18:18

did you dig the ground over first and put a membrane down before the gravel, soil tends to get a crust on try forking it see if the water runs away

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Post by Kelly-salmon » 01 Nov 2013, 18:32

Yeah that was all done and a lot of what was in there was dug out

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Re: Run floor

Post by amianne » 01 Nov 2013, 18:54

Hi
I dug a little trench across hen run to drain water away, works a treat but will depend on the lay of your land.

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Post by drfish » 05 Nov 2013, 10:33

Chuck some sharp sand on the gravel. It'll gradually filter through and improve the drainage beneath it. Sharp sand is about £12 for 200kg from Wickes.
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