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river rock

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by bcmower, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. bcmower

    bcmower LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    i am bidding a job and was just wondering if any one had any idea how big of an area 1 ton of river rock would cover. I need to cover an area that is 1000' x 4' and needs to be 4" deep. any help would be appreciated.
  2. bigviclbi

    bigviclbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 894

  3. AceFinish

    AceFinish LawnSite Member
    Posts: 98

    Well you need 49 ton of material so just figure out what size you want to go with and that will tell you how much to use.
  4. bcmower

    bcmower LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    i will probably use 3"-5".
  5. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,742

    Be careful that you can cover the surface at the depth you want to using that size stone. I once worked for a guy who calculated cubic yards at 4" and won the bid. The problem was that the stone was so big that you could see the black fabric with the big voids. He ate the cost of about 50% more river rock and it was so much harder to spread that big stone that he lost his a$$ on that job.
  6. Foz

    Foz LawnSite Member
    Posts: 143

    49 CY, so approx 65 Tons, but I always add some for waste, would probably figure 3 tri-axle loads at 24 Ton each, so 72 Tons
  7. AceFinish

    AceFinish LawnSite Member
    Posts: 98

    I hope you don't actually waste that much

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