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Old 02-26-2010, 10:07 PM
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How many Tons??

workin up a price for a customer on putting some limestone down on a muddy area for parking

one spot is 25'x25' and one is 15'x21'

i came up with approx 10.5yds needed. the supplier here sells in tons how to i figure out how many tons 10.5yds is??

im stumped
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Old 02-26-2010, 10:14 PM
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What we in this part of the country call base rock (sized rock with fines), it figures at 1.5 tons per yd. Clean rock 1.25 per yd.
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Old 02-26-2010, 10:25 PM
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really?man how did you get 10.5 yards ,at what thickness?
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Old 02-26-2010, 10:49 PM
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really?man how did you get 10.5 yards ,at what thickness?
4" thck to level it off with the concrete already there
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:27 PM
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i get just about 13.75 tons at 1.2 tons per yard ,not sure of the weight of you're material,i would add 10% extra for fluff and compaction good luck!
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:30 PM
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I would be planing on 20 yards of gravel it may not take it all but how muddy is this area ?
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:34 PM
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based on what gr 10 truckloads?
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:37 PM
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Around here 20 yards is two tandem gravel truck loads. It is better to have too much than not enough.
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:42 PM
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I would estimate at around 14.5 tons with a 4" lift and 20% fluff/ 90% compaction factor.
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:42 PM
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There are material calculators for soil and gravel on the internet. Most good truck drivers in our area will figure the amount for us. We just give them the square feet and thickness.
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