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Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Gatewayuser, Apr 2, 2005.
If I make a wall with stone how long and deep will a ton of rock last? Thanks for any help!
Depends on the thickness of the rock. For flagstone patios, I get around 100 square foot per ton, with a 2 inch thickness.
Say its 1 ft deep and 1 ft wide how far will a ton go.
Thanks for the response Gene.
19 feet I believe
If your using #2 that are 3" they will cover a longer part of the trench than 1/8" #8 becouse of compaction and the air gaps created by the larger stone
If stone is to be drystacked, A pallet is generally 1-1.5 tons of product, which will usually construct a wall 1 foot high by 17 feet long
And what if the pallet consist of stones that are aprx. 750 pds each, or there 1/8" kinda hard to dry stack them. The correct answer is How in the hel! would anyone know with the little bit of info that was provided
The proffesional at the stone yard can tell you readily enough how far each product in the yard, according to the type of application, your selection will go. Because of all the different sizes & density of stone, it will be slightly different depending on the selection. Ease up there "olderthandirt", poster is looking for information, not a hard time.
Call the stone yard (your supplier) and they can tell you how many sq. ft. face of wall determined by the rock you are using.
My supplier says 3"+/- to 5" +/- moss stack will go 33 sq. ft. wall face per ton and about 44 sq. ft. coverage if layed as creek bed per ton.
Most pallets are 48 x 48 and stacked about 30" tall.
With your eye, "slice" the pallet into the width of your wall...usually in thirds.
With the waste you should get about 12' of a 24" wall...remember you have to have some underground on the gravel for your base.
This will take into account the different densities and weight. My stone makes a pallet that weighs 3200#, other stone is much lighter. You can make an estimation on yield and start your pricing from there.