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Old 02-07-2008, 09:15 PM
bcmower bcmower is offline
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river rock

i am bidding a job and was just wondering if any one had any idea how big of an area 1 ton of river rock would cover. I need to cover an area that is 1000' x 4' and needs to be 4" deep. any help would be appreciated.
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Old 02-07-2008, 10:07 PM
bigviclbi bigviclbi is offline
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what size riverrock? gravel, 3"-5", 5"-8"????
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:01 AM
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i am bidding a job and was just wondering if any one had any idea how big of an area 1 ton of river rock would cover. I need to cover an area that is 1000' x 4' and needs to be 4" deep. any help would be appreciated.
Well you need 49 ton of material so just figure out what size you want to go with and that will tell you how much to use.
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Old 02-08-2008, 06:25 PM
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i will probably use 3"-5".
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Old 02-08-2008, 07:12 PM
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Be careful that you can cover the surface at the depth you want to using that size stone. I once worked for a guy who calculated cubic yards at 4" and won the bid. The problem was that the stone was so big that you could see the black fabric with the big voids. He ate the cost of about 50% more river rock and it was so much harder to spread that big stone that he lost his a$$ on that job.
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Old 02-09-2008, 09:26 AM
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49 CY, so approx 65 Tons, but I always add some for waste, would probably figure 3 tri-axle loads at 24 Ton each, so 72 Tons
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Old 02-09-2008, 09:32 AM
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49 CY, so approx 65 Tons, but I always add some for waste, would probably figure 3 tri-axle loads at 24 Ton each, so 72 Tons
I hope you don't actually waste that much
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