I hired John and Patty to “fix” the work of a prior contractor when I was repairing a 10-year-old bluestone arena that was not level, had base washout, and collected water in low spots. The first contractor “leveled” the arena by adding a lot of new dust; however, the stone dust material that was added for the base would not compact and there were soft spots. After waiting months for the new base to “settle”….with no change, I fired the first contractor and hired J&P to address the issue. John came in and fixed the grading and brought in his preferred dust to establish a firm, compacted top layer to the base that had been previously added. The new base material John added was immediately firm so that the sand/dust topfooting could now be added.
I am thrilled with the final result! I have a solid base, a crown that ensures great drainage and a sand/stonedust footing mix that has provided stability for jumping and is also excellent for flatwork. I would highly recommend J&P…..wish I knew of them when I started the project!