Figuringamount of gravel needed.

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by dtelawncare, May 11, 2006.

  1. dtelawncare

    dtelawncare LawnSite Member
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    How do you figure how much gravel is needed? I figured it up like mulch and got the yards. I have never seen gravel sold by the yard, only by the ton. How much does a ton of gravel cover??? Is there a formula of yards per ton?
     
  2. Budget

    Budget LawnSite Senior Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 368

    I think it is the same calculation..
     
  3. Nu-Look

    Nu-Look LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    It takes approx. 1 1/2 ton to equal 1 yard. I have figured asphalt that way for many years, here is a simple formula. L x W x T then divide by 27 = cubic yards. Once you have cubic yards multiply by 1.5 that will give you tons.
     
  4. dtelawncare

    dtelawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 227

    Thanks Nu-look .
     
  5. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,526

    1 ton covers approx. 90sqf at 2 1/2" depth
     

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