The key to getting the most out of your Ultimate Horse Stall Mat is to have good drainage. Remember the urine flows directly through into the subsoil. That's how you save. You can check the drainage by pouring a bucket of water in the stall. If the water soaks in rather quickly, it should be fine to proceed with installation. If the water sits and has trouble draining then the ground needs some work. We recommend 4 to 6 inches of limestone or crushed stone or really any material that you can find in your area that drains. You can also create a leach pit by digging a hole approximately 2 feet in diameter by 2 feet deep and fill with some sort of gravel or small stone usually available in bags at any garden center. Leave the leach pit slightly lower and slope the surrounding area to it. Basically whatever it takes to get the ground to drain is the key.
Center the stall liner in the stall with the rough shiny side up and the furry side facing down. Let the excess material run up the wall and with the screws provided, screw the molding over the liner securing it to the wall at the desired height. Cut off excess with utility knife. NOTE: For ease of installation before using, it is recommended to leave molding in sun or in a bucket of hot water for a while to make plastic a little more pliable and easier to work with.
Concrete Block Stalls - Paddocks - Wash Racks
Using treated 2x4s or 2x6s build a frame around the perimeter of the area you want to cover. Lay the wood flat not up on edge. Fill the center with dirt so the wood is level with the surrounding area. If you have a concrete block stall, cut the wood a hair bigger so you have to tap the wood in place to get a snug fit. To secure liner in doorway place wood flat and level with the ground across the threshold and again cut a little big. Attach liner shinny side up furry side down using our installation kit.
For harsh ammonia buildup treat area with a disinfectant. e.g. (pinesol and water) poured through the stall liner. There are other products like: Sweet PDZ, Stall Dry, and Zeolite that also work well. Also make sure you use plenty of bedding (6 to 8 inches) to get the maximum life out of your liner.
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