Triple K Kennel
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Registered: Feb 2013
Originally posted by msinc
Very good question. You end up throwing a lot of the pea gravel away with the stuff, bottom line. Before too long you need more pea gravel or in my case you bite the bullet and pour concrete and get it over with. I had pea gravel in my kennels 20 years ago and it had some disadvantages...
First, it took a while but it eventually got sort of saturated with urine and started a septic type action just under the gravel that produced a whole different kind of reek, not pleasant or easy to get rid of.
Second, if you have kennel pacing, nervous type, barking mad idiots they walk the stool down into the gravel and it is hard to clean or get to stop stinking. I have seen this so bad it looks like the entire run was paved nice and smooth with dog brown, yeah they do it that quick!!!!
Third, if you have a dog that digs they will pretty much make a big mess out of their entire run area real quick.
Fourth, since it is so easy to dig in, if you don't have diggers before it wont be long before one of them starts and the rest follow on.
If all of the above still don't convince you to stop and rethink the pea gravel kennel floor....well, I guess have at it. Cheap and effective are very often two far different things.
I totally agree, had this type of kennel floor before, it gets nasty, attracts bugs and flies like crazy. Don't waste your time or money, get concrete....!!!
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