By building a private equestrian arena on their rural property, our customer was looking for the convenience of training when they wanted to, regardless of the weather conditions. They wanted to ensure that heavy rains would not render the arena useless for days while the water drained, and that the arena simulated as closely as possible those arenas where national and international competitions were held.
The GEOHEX™ Erosion Control System proved to be an ideal product to support the customer’s drainage requirements. GEOHEX™ was used as a sub-base for the equestrian arena with a fine sand, imported from the Gippsland area, acting as the aggregate. The sand used had no clay content which benefits by holding the structure more than a traditional wet sand. A geofabric membrane was also laid beneath the GEOHEX™ pavers to further mitigate soil subsidence.