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Gainesway Farm, Kentucky
   
     
  Fibar® gives a lasting performance in the breeding shed.
The breeding shed is one place where it’s hard to fake success. You either make it or you don’t. Fibar Engineered Wood Fiber has proved itself over and over again in busy breeding sheds at farms such as Gainesway and Walmac Farm.

Fibar provides a soft, quiet, clean and odor-free footing that tenders ample traction for horses to safely pursue the course of love. Compare it with other common grounds for breeding. It lasts nearly three times as long as tanbark—or about 5 years—before needing modest replenishment.

Unlike gravel, it will not fly up the horses or their handlers. And, unlike dirt or sawdust, Fibar requires only minimal upkeep. Occasional light misting will keep it dust free.

Contact us to get the footing that will put your stallion in better standing.

 
     
   
 

 

 
     
     
  BREEDING SHED INSTALLATION  
     
 
 

NEW CONSTRUCTION

  1. Have the contractor finish the base in a hard, rock-free material such as clay or stone dust and make sure it is well-compacted.
  2. Compact to better than 95% modified Proctor. Depending on the size of the arena, at least three (3) density tests should be made.
  3. Spread 1" manufactured, medium or coarse, angular, washed sand (not greater than 10% passing #100 screen and not greater than 2% passing a 200 screen.) DO NOT USE MORE SAND THAN RECOMMENDED. It may help to roll and dampen the sand before spreading the Fibar.
  4. Bring in Fibar and spread. Since Fibar® engineered wood fiber is a naturally fibrous material, there will be a variation in the amount the material will compact and settle when spread. As a general rule, if we deliver 12" loosely laid, allow for about 33% compaction giving a finished depth of about 9". This settling and knitting together is what makes Fibar wood fiber work!
  5. Water Fibar thoroughly using a misting type of spray nozzle. Make sure you apply enough water to get the entire surface, including the sand, damp.
  6. Smooth harrow with a piece of chain link fence. (4’ x 4’ dragged by hand will work!)
  7. Keep the surface slightly damp, especially for the first few weeks.
  8. Smooth harrow regularly.

NOTE: As with any newly installed product, allowances should be made for a
"break-in" period. The wood fiber needs time to knit together naturally and integrate with the layer of sand.

EXISTING FACILITY

In most cases, we suggest removal of the old footing, and, if necessary, re-grading and compacting the existing base. Then proceed at No. 3 above. Note: The amount of Fibar used will depend on personal preference.

Click here for instructions on how to maintain your Fibar surface.

IMPORTANT

In accordance with standard design and construction practices, The Fibar Group, LLC recommends using the services of a qualified engineer or architect, who is familiar with local soil and climate conditions, to evaluate and interpret the above guidelines. Prior to delivery of materials such as crushed stone screenings, sand, etc., request a gradation analysis, which your engineer can interpret for you.

NOTE: Site visits are available where economically feasible. A fee plus travel expenses may be requested.

DISCLAIMER
THE ABOVE TECHNICAL ADVICE IS GIVEN GRATIS AND THE FIBAR GROUP, LLC ASSUMES NO OBLIGATION OR LIABILITY FOR THE ADVICE OR ASSISTANCE GIVEN OR RESULTS OBTAINED, ALL SUCH ADVICE OR ASSISTANCE BEING GIVEN AND
ACCEPTED AT BUYER’S RISK.

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