View Full Version : Landscape bolders

Bay de Noc Lawn Car
04-25-2005, 10:16 PM
Any one know what the going price is for landscape bolders? Size~ 12''x18''x24'' Thanks

04-25-2005, 10:23 PM
around here sandstone boulders go for around $40/ton. from my experience the size u gave 12x18x24 probably weighs about 450lbs. so from 1 ton u could get around 4-5 boulders of that size.

Bay de Noc Lawn Car
04-26-2005, 08:08 AM
Is granite any different? We do not have sandstone close by.

TerraFirma Excavating
04-26-2005, 11:50 AM
Here they price large boulders of basalt on a rock by rock basis. Post-9/11 drove up the demand by the Army and Air Force to utilize them for barriers around buildings. They look much better than pipe posts or concrete barriers. A 24"x24"x24" boulder could cost $150-$200!!! There is only 1 quarry in town, so we can't really shop around either.

I got three free last year because a homeowner hired me to remove them from their yard. They were surrounding some trees which their children had a tree fort in and were concerned about the falling hazard.

04-26-2005, 09:37 PM
i think granite might be heavier but not sure. your stone supplier would know better.

04-26-2005, 09:59 PM
In Mich you should be able to almost get them for free... especially around the glacier wash area. It is like the most problematic thing when you are doing site prep. Just pay for transport and your in. Your in the UP take a minute and call your county extension agent he or she should be able to give you all the info you need.

04-27-2005, 07:28 PM
They go around $59 a ton here, but I have yet to buy any... There is so much construction going on that if I drive by a site and see any I ask the
manager of the site if I can take them and 95% of the time I get the ok,all
sizes, I have enough at the shop to do 10 retaining walls for a development
we are working in and heck $ 3500 that I get for a boulder wall 1 level only
I can spend 1 hour myself loading them. I found a pile that will fill 3 10 yd dump trucks so you know where I will be this Saturday..can never have enough

04-27-2005, 08:00 PM
I charge .15 a pd for rocks and the best I can do is guess. Most rocks/ boulders for landscape design weigh 7 hundred pds. and up.
The price does not include delievery or placing of the boulder.