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how much sq ft. per ton

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by scrib, May 13, 2005.

  1. scrib

    scrib LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    I have a couple jobs where they would like limestone outcroppings. I can not figure out how many ton I will need. The outcroppings vary in size, anywhere from 5" - 10" thick, 20" - 48" wide and 24" - 60" long. I have one job that needs a wall and another that is looking for steps. The only pricing I have is per ton and can not figure how to get a good idea on cost for them. The wall is about 6ft tall and 16ft long. The steps will go about 40 ft down a hill.
    Thanks for any help.
  2. Edgewater

    Edgewater LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 457

    For the steps, I just try to find rocks that are about 7-8 inches thick. I count one per step. If they are big rocks,
    i set them back into the hillside under the next step

    Hope that helps,

    The walls are tricky, You have to guess at what will be the face side of each rock and visualize it, It always takes me two trips to the supplier :cry:
  3. scrib

    scrib LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    ok, what would you charge to install about 40 steps in an existing landscaped area. Do you figure 1 step per ton?

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