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1 ton of rock.

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Gatewayuser, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. Gatewayuser

    Gatewayuser LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,734

    If I make a wall with stone how long and deep will a ton of rock last? Thanks for any help!
  2. Gene $immons

    Gene $immons LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,028

    Depends on the thickness of the rock. For flagstone patios, I get around 100 square foot per ton, with a 2 inch thickness.
  3. Gatewayuser

    Gatewayuser LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,734

    Say its 1 ft deep and 1 ft wide how far will a ton go.
    Thanks for the response Gene.
  4. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,648

    19 feet I believe
  5. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Posts: 4,900

    If your using #2 that are 3" they will cover a longer part of the trench than 1/8" #8 becouse of compaction and the air gaps created by the larger stone
  6. mowtime

    mowtime LawnSite Member
    Posts: 79

    If stone is to be drystacked, A pallet is generally 1-1.5 tons of product, which will usually construct a wall 1 foot high by 17 feet long
  7. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
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    And what if the pallet consist of stones that are aprx. 750 pds each, or there 1/8" kinda hard to dry stack them. The correct answer is How in the hel! would anyone know with the little bit of info that was provided
  8. larz

    larz LawnSite Member
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    The proffesional at the stone yard can tell you readily enough how far each product in the yard, according to the type of application, your selection will go. Because of all the different sizes & density of stone, it will be slightly different depending on the selection. Ease up there "olderthandirt", poster is looking for information, not a hard time.
  9. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 1,218

    Call the stone yard (your supplier) and they can tell you how many sq. ft. face of wall determined by the rock you are using.

    My supplier says 3"+/- to 5" +/- moss stack will go 33 sq. ft. wall face per ton and about 44 sq. ft. coverage if layed as creek bed per ton.
  10. treedoc1

    treedoc1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 319

    Most pallets are 48 x 48 and stacked about 30" tall.
    With your eye, "slice" the pallet into the width of your wall...usually in thirds.
    With the waste you should get about 12' of a 24" wall...remember you have to have some underground on the gravel for your base.

    This will take into account the different densities and weight. My stone makes a pallet that weighs 3200#, other stone is much lighter. You can make an estimation on yield and start your pricing from there.

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