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  1. #1
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    Default 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.

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    Default 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.

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    Default 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.

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    Default 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.

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    Default Re: Making an economical path to the barn

    Someone has been digging in the archives!
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

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