# figureing how many tons you need of stone

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by topdog, Jan 31, 2007.

1. ### topdogLawnSite Memberfrom indianaMessages: 205

what is a good formula to figure how many tons of stone you will need for an area? i usually go to the rock yard, and give them the stats. just curious as to how to figure it.

2. ### kkls2006LawnSite Memberfrom Western MaMessages: 141

Length x Width x Depth =

Divide By 324 =

Divide By 1.5

Should get you close.

3. ### topdogLawnSite Memberfrom indianaMessages: 205

thank ya sir. never seen a formula to convert it to tons.

4. ### Mike33LawnSite Bronze Memberfrom Cumberland, MarylandMessages: 1,649

I thought it was divide by 27
Multiply 1.35
= Tonnage
Mike

5. ### AGLALawnSite Bronze Memberfrom Cape CodMessages: 1,756

Ask the stone yard how much a yard of their stone ways. Different stone has different weight and bigger sized stone has more void space in a yard.

Mike's formula is for stone that weighs 1.35 per yard. I think that kkls made some kind of typo in his formula.

6. ### RedWingsDetLawnSite Gold Memberfrom DetroitMessages: 3,556

You cant figure out how much stone 1 ton will cover (to many variables, each rock weighs different, etc), you need to ask them how much one yard weighs, you need to go by yards. But still, I just go by yard. Only time I go by ton is when buying Flagstone or anything like that.

Yard = Volume.
Tons = Weight.

Comon guys.

7. ### willietd2LawnSite Memberfrom OHIOMessages: 210

We Convert Yards To Tons All The Time With No Problems.width X Length X Thickness Devided By 27 X 2. Thats How I Figure It For Stoning Streets And Parking Lots

8. ### Mike33LawnSite Bronze Memberfrom Cumberland, MarylandMessages: 1,649

I was just going by what i use for 57's on walls and etc.
Mike

9. ### mruskLawnSite Gold Memberfrom northern jerseyMessages: 3,260

I always just tell the quarry the amount in yards and make them do the conversion.

Come to think of it, i swear that i used a full tandem or tri axle of road base or 3/4 clear on every single job.

Matt

10. ### patplsLawnSite Memberfrom MnMessages: 80

Hey a friend sent me this free software. give it a try and let's hear your responses, is it accurate?"Landscape calc."