How many boulders

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by GREENTIMEJG, Sep 10, 2007.


    GREENTIMEJG LawnSite Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 33

    need help estemaiting how many boulders I will need for a wall 70 ft long and around 5 ft tall.Does anyone have a formula for this?
  2. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,635

    Well I guess that all depends on how big your boulders are. Not to be rude or anything.
  3. copeblk

    copeblk LawnSite Member
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  4. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,417

    Here is our boulder wall.

    Feel free to count the boulders here as well!

    Some may weigh 276 pounds, and some weigh over 3,000 pounds!

    Have at it!

  5. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,228

    it takes more than you think, and they're hard on a truck. the job I'm working on now we've gone through about 20 triaxle loads of boulders and more to come shorline stabalization, walls, etc you're also going to need a excavator w/ a thumb to make it doable.
  6. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,497

    got some pics brandon? sounds like a fun job.

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