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Old 07-15-2013, 08:48 AM
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I'll be talking with the business owner today, it is a woman, and I'll let her know about possible concerns relating to the blacktop. As I said, I have let her know that it can't be done in one load. The business is a very successful hair/spa/massage place. So she is wanting to replace yearly mulching with permanent rock.

The thing about it is, I'm looking at buying the rock straight from the source, which is about 50 miles away, 80% interstate travel, but I'm guessing that's going to be at least 2 hours per trip on a dump? Right? Not counting if there's a line waiting to get loaded... So paying hourly for hauling could get pretty pricy. The quarry offers a price break at 20 tons... anything below is $45/ton... anything above is $35/ton. Also anyone local that sells the rock, sells it for $48/skidsteer scoop, about 1/2 ton. So to me it's worth it getting it straight from the source, right?

Another thing too, above the sign is a steeper grade with a 4 lane US highway. She gets LOTS of runoff every time there is a good rain and it washes all the mulch away. I can't count the time we've spent there blowing and sweeping mulch back in place.

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