Question about burying hardware cloth

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by pierce652, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. pierce652

    pierce652 In the Brooder

    May 16, 2008
    So the run is complete and I am almost done securing the hardware cloth. I dug a trench around the perimeter of the run but it varies from 4 inches to 8 inches in depth due to roots, rocks etc. I plan on mixing some quickcrete and pouring it into the trench and onto the cloth. Should this be secure enough. If needed I have a ton of cobblestone which I can place around the outside edge of the run.

    All advice is appreciated.
  2. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    My first reaction was good idea. My second reaction was the chemicals in the concrete might react with the coating on the hardware cloth and the hardware cloth might corrode away. Don't know that it will, just a thought.

    Cobblestone sounds great.
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    huh ya that does sound like a good idea...but you never know how it will react. Be interesting to try tho.

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