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DSKennels
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Pea Gravel Kennel Flooring.

I recently moved from S.C. to Arkansas; and am loving it by the way. Anyway, I'm building new kennels and I think I am going to go with pea gravel for the flooring. Those of you who have it, what is the average price going? Thanks, -Billy Smith

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Greg Kemp
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Hey DSKennels, I recently put pea gravel in my kennels! I gave 9 dollars and 40 cents per ton, but I hauled them on my truck and my wife had me end up putting in a couple of sidewalks to. So, I hauled in 8 ton here at my house! Equaled out to about 80 bucks. Boy, am I ever glad though for her to go back to work! She liked to worked me to death while she took some time off! LOL! One thing that did help me though was I only live 5 miles from a rock quarry. I went with pea gravel because it seems to be pretty easy to clean (of course concrete is easier to clean), but one reason I went with pea gravel is that in the winter concrete stays really cold and I did not want that. So, with all that being said Good Luck and I live in Virginia.

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Thanks...I am going with pea gravel for the same reason, and concrete can just be a hassle...roots, future... you never know. I figured I figure a horse manure rake should work good in the pea gravel as far as cleanup goes so I'm not worried about that. How much area did that cover? Anyone else get it and have it hauled?

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Chad R.
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Have kennels here at my house that have pea gravel flooring and love it. Kennels at my dads place are concrete. The concrete is nice and very easy to clean, but it is very hard on dogs. The keep skinned up places on them all the time and it is very hard on their bones and joints. He says if he had it to do over again, he would go with gravel. A small lawn rake will work very well on cleanup. Dogs seem to do very well with the gravel. No problems here. Best of luck to ya'.

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what if they have a bought of diarrhea or a soft stool? how does that clean up with a rake?

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what if they have a bought of diarrhea or a soft stool? how does that clean up with a rake?


LMAO!!!!

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I have used pea gravel, 23A gravel, concrete, dirt, grass, six years ago I put them on 2x4 treated lumber frames topped off with 3/4 treated plywood sealed with sealer. A little cheaper than concrete and easy to do, has never rotted and still going strong. We reseal them every other year,

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Casey,
that is a real issue sometimes. on dirt, shovel it up. on concrete, spray it off. on gravel - ??????

i would really like to know how you clean it up.

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Casey,
that is a real issue sometimes. on dirt, shovel it up. on concrete, spray it off. on gravel - ??????

i would really like to know how you clean it up.



I'm sorry I just thought it was funny....and I would imagine it would be just like dirt, shovel it up and throw it out.

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Pea gravel and RAIN? if you put pea gravel down and it rains, wont the dogs work the gravel into the mud?

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Casey,
that is a real issue sometimes. on dirt, shovel it up. on concrete, spray it off. on gravel - ??????

i would really like to know how you clean it up.



I had pea gravel for kennels and if a dog got the runs I just used the hose with a nozzle on it and washed it away.

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Pea gravel and RAIN? if you put pea gravel down and it rains, wont the dogs work the gravel into the mud?


If you put the weed barrier (black plastic looking stuff) down first then you don't have a problem with mud.

I used half pea gravel and half flag stones. The area by the dog house was flag stones and the rest of the kennel was pea gravel. Dogs would only go on the pea gravel.

The stuff is great.

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i use pea gravel and if they got loose stool which is seldom take a shovet and rake it onto shovel.

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I've had a pea gravel kennel for 14 years now, You have to get a plastic tined bedding fork, like a pitch fork with more tines and about 1/2 inch gap between them.( Got mine at tractor supply) Works like a dream just scoop under the poop pea gravel sifts right through dropping stay on the forks. Loose stools just wait until next day scoop and remove... As for the rain it washes the pea gravel to a nice clean whiteish color. Every few years lay a new top coat layer and i've never had a problem. I've even got a digger now and she'll dig it up and it will be a little dirty, just rake the hole back in with my foot stomp it down and the next rain all of the dirt washes down and you can't tell it was ever there.

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quote:
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I've had a pea gravel kennel for 14 years now, You have to get a plastic tined bedding fork, like a pitch fork with more tines and about 1/2 inch gap between them.( Got mine at tractor supply) Works like a dream just scoop under the poop pea gravel sifts right through dropping stay on the forks. Loose stools just wait until next day scoop and remove... As for the rain it washes the pea gravel to a nice clean whiteish color. Every few years lay a new top coat layer and i've never had a problem. I've even got a digger now and she'll dig it up and it will be a little dirty, just rake the hole back in with my foot stomp it down and the next rain all of the dirt washes down and you can't tell it was ever there.


do you use the weed barrier as suggested above?

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pea gravel

I used pea gravel for about 10 years, here is what i saw to be the problem with it. For about the 1st five years i did not have a roof over the kennels things were good easy clean up untill winter hit, then it was awful to deal with. So then i put a roof over the kennel fixed the problem in the winter but created another one without gods rain it was very dirty and dusty and even with using a hose i could not keep it clean enough. jmo

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We just redone all of our kennels with #10 crushed limestone. It's real small like kitty litter. So far so good. Our kennels have never been so easy to keep clean. It looks nice all of the time. We use a barn/stall, rake/fork, what ever you want to call the thing. But, it get the waist and the kitty litter stays in the kennel.
After it rained on it a couple of times, it settled and got real hard on the bottom, but the rain and water can still run straight through it. After it rains it looks like brand new gravel again.


As far as diggers go. We had several of those. They kept a nasty kennel all of the time. Seems like the more it rained the more they would dig and they just made lakes in the kennels.
Sam had a co-worker that had stock piles of 50ft long X 6 ft tall chain link fence that he gave us. We took all of the kennels down, layed that chain link out the length that we needed and set the kennels back up on top of the chain link. Then we put the kitty litter gravel in the kennels about 4 inches thick. We have had enough rain that is cleaned up all of the dust from the new gravel.

WE ARE LOVING THIS STUFF !! The clean up is so easy !! Raze had a bit of loose stool this morning for some reason. I just got a shovel and small garden rake and raked it right up.

Oh, yeah, the hounds love this stuff too. It seems to stay cool. They have been laying outside of the boxes lots more than they usually do. At first thier coats were a little dusty gray looking. But now that it has settled, that doesn't seem to be a problem anymore.


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