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faraday
Making an economical path to the barn

Our barn is approximately 150 feet from the house and during late winter/spring the route is a mud pit. We eventually will install French drains but in the meantime, any ideas for inexpensive raised path materials? Right now my boots sink 6 inches in the mud and water.

A. Spruce
Re: Making an economical path to the barn

Working in mud, there isn't much you'll be able to do, anything you put down will just sink and get mashed into the mud. For just a walking path you could lay sheets of plywood down until the water dissipates, then go for your drainage and something a bit more permanent.

fossil
Re: Making an economical path to the barn

Get a bobcat, clear out a foot of top soil, lay down driveway cloth, and fill with 2 to 3 inch stone. About $50 an hour on the cat and a load or two of stone should all get you near $700 ish.

keith3267
Re: Making an economical path to the barn

Or just put down a path of C3 gravel about 6" thick and about 4' wide. Follow up in a year or two with another layer of gravel when the first sinks into the mud.

A. Spruce
Re: Making an economical path to the barn

Someone has been digging in the archives! :D

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