OT-40 Concussion/Traction Mats installed by E=MC Arenas.
Drainage is one of the most important aspects to consider when building an arena. Water needs to move efficiently and evenly off the surface of the arena without causing erosion. This can be achieved through various methods depending on what type of footing is being used and what type of drainage system is required in a particular geographical location. Underground watering systems, as well as over-head watering systems, require drainage to work properly. Take a look at the number of ways we can move water on, off, and around your footing.
It is paramount to have an excavator who is not only capable of doing arena work, but someone who is an expert arena installer. Though the removal of the top surface and grading of the sub-base requires less precision, correct installation of the base materials and drainage are paramount to proper performance. If one step is performed improperly, the integrity of the arena can be lost.
At FootingFirst™ we create riding surfaces. Using top-quality materials, we are able to manufacture the ideal surface for every rider in any area of the country. We manufacture our own blends at our four mixing location sites, and independently quality test all of the materials we utilize to ensure incorporation of only the highest quality “ingredients.”