These are the recomendations from the Danish Petanque Federation:
The court should ideally be built in four layers,
2. STABLE GARVEL
And the material to use in the layers are (if available):
DPF recomends a norwegian Stownflour product called LYSIT, but there are other there are other products that can replace it.
The most important thing is that the product is able to give the court a hard surface fast.
It’s recommended to put a layer on approx. 2-3 CM.
Unwashed stable garvel with a cornsize of 0-20mm. Preferably from a garvel grav. If you don’t want to use Stoneflour then this can be used as surface as well. Recycled stable Garvel has a tendensy to harden faster, and is therefore preferred.
It’s recommended to put a lair of 15-20 and “rolled” (I don’t know the word for it. It’s heavy and if puts a lot of weight on the lair. The lair should be really ferm)
Singles is used to quickly drain the court.
It’s recommended to put a lair on approx. 15 CM and “rolled”
Make the underlay fast and even. If it contains a lot of clay, then drainpipes could be a good idea to install.
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