Crushed Stone

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by FIREMAN Q, Mar 24, 2006.


    FIREMAN Q LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have done some searching for some crushed stone coverages but I was unable to find the right answers.

    I am working on an estimate for about 1500 square feet area that will need to have stone put in. this is a new install. I have a few questions about it. How deep should i spread the stone. Is 4 inches to much or not enough. I am going to put down landscape fabric also. I am planning on using 3/4 stone

    I found here that 1 yard of mulch @ 3 inches will cover about 100 square feet but I can'f find how much 1 ton of rock will cover.

    Heres the $$$ question. How do you determine the price for the install. SHould I be charging for 2 guys for 2 hours per ton?? How long will it take to spread a ton of rock??

    Any help on this would be appreciated.

    :drinkup: :drinkup:
  2. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
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    Fireman..Mulch and rock coverage is about the same..but one man, one man hour per yard or less
    not two....per ton
  3. chriscraft

    chriscraft LawnSite Senior Member
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    When you buy stone the quarry or landscape yard should ahve a break down of the coverage, all sones weigh a lil differnet especially comparing say lava rock to a solid stone, but the palce you purchase should ahve coverage rates, check with them
  4. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
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    1 ton @ 2" deep will cover approx 150 sf.

    FIREMAN Q LawnSite Senior Member
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    Would you charge more for a rock installation than you would for mulch????

    any more suggestions on some of the things I may be forgetting???

    thanks again for the tips.
  6. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
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    dadgone right i would .my mulch is 45 per yd. delivered and installed . my crushed brick is 160.00 per ton delivered and installed .
  7. treedoc1

    treedoc1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    1 ton of 3/4 will give you 50 sq ft at 4"
  8. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i guess i shoyuld mention this is crushed brick

    FIREMAN Q LawnSite Senior Member
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    does anyone have a set formula to determine how much rock is needed in any given situation??

    I have 2 areas that will need some stone. the first area is 1100 sq ft. I originally gave a total of 1500sqft but the customer wants it broken down. into areas. Using the 1ton will cover 50sq@4" then I will need 22 ton. Does this sound right or is it too much.
  10. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
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