An area for dogs is an option convenient to let a dog enjoy time outdoors while maintaining secure leash or rope. Choose the right soil for dogs area is important to prevent odors and facilitate cleaning and disinfection. The mud, grass and wood chips are poor choices for dogs area floor because they absorb urine and odors, are difficult to clean and are easily unearthed. Concrete decks, gravel and plastic are better options that will keep your dog clean and healthy.
Concrete is an option for flooring popular dog areas. It is durable, easy to clean and disinfect. The brick pavers or stone patios are also options, but must be tightly installed to minimize urine to seep between the gaps in the stones. Consider covering the area of dogs in places prone to snow and ice, which can accumulate in the concrete and avoid cleaning. Ice can also pose a risk of slipping. To install a concrete floor in a dog run, first limits the area to run and dig between 3 or 4 inches (7.6 to 10 cm). Crush the land to be uniform, and uses tables 2 x 4 inches (5 by 10 cm) to create a framework for your floor. Depending on the location and soil, put chicken wire or a layer of crushed stone. Pour the concrete to a depth of 4 inches (10 cm), you might want to hire a company to mix and pour for you. Slabs installed on a slope to allow drainage of urine and the water used for cleaning. Level the concrete poured, then drag a broom in the final product to provide traction for the dog.
The gravel and crushed granite are also common materials in the floors of the dog area. Small stones allow urine to seep through the bottom of the floor. Solid wastes are easy to pick, but the gravel inevitably comes to waste, so the stones need to be replaced often. Some dogs eat the stones, however, can cause intestinal blockages, while others may try to dig it up. The application minimizes regular lime odors as odor control product applied with a sprayer hose. Dig 4 inches (10 cm) to place gravel on the floor of the dog area. Use a layer of 2 inches (5 cm) deep lime to break down urine and feces that filter through the stones. Covers lime gravel or crushed stone to a depth of 2 inches. Consider using a curb around the area to prevent stones from spreading to the surrounding area.
The floor of high density plastic for dogs area is designed to channel liquids away from the ground. As concrete, high-density plastic is easy to clean and disinfect. Plastic covers are impervious to sunlight and moisture, does not absorb odors, and is not subject to dig or chew. The cover comes in interlocking pieces that are easy to install, just sitting out on a flat, even surface. Dogs zone can be placed on top of the plastic cover, or the material can be cut to fit within the area. The pieces are easily cut with a hand saw or jigsaw to suit your needs.