IMPORTANT SAND INFORMATION
VERY STRONGLY RECOMMENDS THE USE OF QUARRIED SHARP SAND OR WASHED FINE/SOFT SAND, OR OTHER SUITABLE TOPPINGS, WHEN THE SLABS ARE FOR ANIMAL USE, AS PER THE MANUFACTURER'S INSTRUCTIONS
Which sand should you be using on top of your Mudcontrol Slabs in a livestock setting?
Answer - Washed Fine/Soft Sand or Quarried Sharp Sand
A topping should ALWAYS be laid on top of our slabs and we usually recommend either washed soft/fine sand, or sharp sand. We have used both here on our trial/demo area for years without problems. We had already been warned against any type of recycled sand because it can contain contaminants such as pulverised bricks, and sometimes glass - obviously very dangerous.
So, when not buying washed soft/fine sand please specify Quarried (NOT recycled) Sharp Sand and explain that it is going to be used as footing for animals.
We recommend adding AT LEAST 1 bulk bag of sand (quarried sharp sand is our preference) per pallet of slabs, more if you want it to be deep enough for rolling, lying down, and playing on. It’s money well spent. Sharp sand tends not to wash away as quickly as fine/soft sand, as the particles are rougher and bigger/heavier.