How much rock...

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by JasonFlippin, Jun 16, 2003.

  1. JasonFlippin

    JasonFlippin LawnSite Member
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    How much rock do you guys think it would take for this section. I am trying to bid it right so I dont lose my rear. If you can't tell its about 3-4 ft across by about 10ft long. Thanks.
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  2. JasonFlippin

    JasonFlippin LawnSite Member
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    Let me try that again. Actually the size is probably closer to 6 ft across and 20 ft long. the picture should do justice. [​IMG]
     
  3. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
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    general rule of thumb: one yard will cover 100sq ft when laid 3" thick.

    so, 1.5 yard should get you covered well. as for pricing... make sure to factor in the PITA factor for moving and dealing with it.
     
  4. Mike Bradbury

    Mike Bradbury LawnSite Senior Member
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    any barrier underneath?
     
  5. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    huh? 4x10=40 sq ft. 1/2 ton will do it. but, i wont do a half ton of stone, unless i charge for a whole ton. what kind of stone? it should cost u $16 for the stone, and about $5 worth of weed barrier. $140 for the job. 1/2 hr work tops.
     
  6. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
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    read the 2nd post bobby.
     
  7. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Good picture, it portrays the job to be done better then most. Is that a rain-washed gully running out from under the mower? If so maybe some drainage issues should be addressed.
     
  8. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Posts: 2,585

    1.5 tons/yard will be enough...and as mentioned above make sure you put down commercial grade fabric...I use Typar.
    If you dont, over time the stone will disappear into the ground. Laying it looks easy on this job. Laying it in beds with lots of plants is a whole other story
     
  9. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    ah, missed the second post. yup, 1.5 ton. weed barrier a must
     

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