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08-15-2002, 07:47 PM
I was wondering if anyone has a formula for figuring how far a ton of rock would spread or a ton of soil....I am assuming there is some simple formula to get a close idea that I am just not thinking of...Thanks..
08-15-2002, 09:49 PM
I dont remember where this came from but another thread on lawnsite..... One yard of mulch, soil, etc with cover 640 sq feet at 1/2" deep, 320 sqft @ 1" , 160 sq ft @ 2" , 92 sq ft @ 3", 69 sq ft @ 4" and so on and so on.....
Also.... at 1" depth.... 1000 sq ft with require 3.13 yards, etc etc,
Wish I had a formula for this.. just have the answers..LOL
08-15-2002, 10:12 PM
The stone will depend on the size you're working with because a smaller stone will give better coverage than a large one. A yard of topsoil is about 1.25 ton (dry)and will cover about 324sf at 1".
08-16-2002, 12:14 AM
Since the weight of rock varies according to the type of rock, ask your quarry. Here, we can figure that a ton of #57 will cover 100 sq feet, 2" deep. You may get more or less, so just ask. I've found that the guys at the quarries are accustomed to answering such questions.
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