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Equitex™ Membranes & Adhesives

Equestrian Direct supply a wide range of woven and non-woven membranes, specifically for use in the construction of arenas and gallops. The most suitable membrane for any arena or gallop depends on the type and intensity of use.

It is very important that the membranes are laid with an overlap and even more so that the upper non-woven membrane is fastened together. As the arena is worked on the surface may shift. If the membrane is not fastened correctly, the surface will slip underneath, resulting in the membrane lifting and moving.

Traditionally, the membrane has been fastened through the tedious processes of heat sealing or stitching. Equestrian Direct’s membrane glue does the same job in minutes, eliminating the need for time-consuming methods; saving time and money.

Equitex™ Woven Membrane

It is recommended that a woven membrane is used between the drainage layer and subsoil, to reinforce and stabilise the groundworks. This secondary membrane keeps the base of the arena clean and free- draining, while the fabric prevents the stone from mixing with the softer ground beneath it. Less aggregation is required, and maintenance is significantly reduced.

The membrane also stops clay particles from mixing with other layers of the arena, preventing any surface contamination. It also improves compaction and load-bearing capacity whilst ensuring long-term drainage.

Equitex™ Non-Woven Membrane

A non-woven membrane is required directly under the riding surface to prevent it mixing with the drainage layer. This membrane allows water to pass through into the drains but prevents the surface from being washed away and blocking the drains.

This sub-surface membrane is a soft but strong sheet of polypropylene, which comes in rolls of various sizes. It will not fray or unravel, and is needle-punched, making it highly permeable.

Equitex Non-Woven stabilises and strengthens the sub-layers beneath it, as well as assisting drainage, and eliminating rutting and unevenness.

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