A paddock must have a hard base and a soft layer on top and let through water.
The drained water must not be allowed to remain under the riding-ground. This is done by proper drainage and by laying the riding-ground with an incline of 1–2 % towards the edges. It is also ideal if you drain just outside of the paddock so that the water accumulates directly adjacent to the riding-ground.
The drainage trenches under the riding-ground must be laid with approximately 6 meter spacing. It must also be drained around the edges with run-off into a surface water gully. The riding-ground should have an incline of 1–2 % towards the edges. Either with the break point along the middle line like a roof or depending on the ground’s slope in general. If the riding-ground lies on sloping ground, the incline is laid in the direction of the land.
Length x width = m2
m2 x thickness = m3
m3 x material's weight/m3 = Quantity metric tons material
The volume weight can vary between different delivery points
If the riding-ground does not "settle" this can be rectified as follows: Spread out Rock flour 0/2 or 0/4 and cut this down into the surface layer.
If you intend to use machines for all or parts of the work, NCC Ballast can provide telephone numbers to several contractors.
The excavated soil can be mixed with sand 0/8. This will produce an excellent top and flower soil. If there is a lot of natural stone in the ground you can clean these with water and a brush. These round natural stones make an attractive decoration in the garden.
The size of our material is usually specified in millimeters. This means for example that macadam 11/16 is a crushed rock material where most particles are
between 11 and 16 mm