# Gravel calculations?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Bunton Guy, Feb 6, 2008.

1. ### Bunton GuyLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom charlotte ncPosts: 1,746

Is there a equation that would help in finding how much gravel I need to do a driveway? Hard packed clay as a base 2-3" deep 200 ft. long & 8ft. wide.

2. ### ScagguyLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom Austin TexasPosts: 1,522

At the top of the page, there is a tool tab. You can get your calculations from that. In your example 200 X 8 = 1600 sq. ft. divided by 324 = 4.938 x 2" = 9.9 for 2" base or 14.9for 3' base.

3. ### Bunton GuyLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom charlotte ncPosts: 1,746

those figures are for mulch...does mulch spread the same as gravel?

4. ### ScagguyLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom Austin TexasPosts: 1,522

1 inch, 2 inches, 3 inches its all the same.

YES .

6. ### gammon landscapingLawnSite Senior Memberfrom east tennesseePosts: 550

on average 1.6 ton of graded stone per yard

another way to see it is 1 ton will cover 200 sqft 1 inch deep

7. ### lawnpro724LawnSite Silver Memberfrom Effingham,ILPosts: 2,201

You will need about 14.8 cubic yards of gravel to cover that area.