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1 ton of top soil whats it cover?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by KGR landscapeing, May 6, 2008.

  1. KGR landscapeing

    KGR landscapeing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,544

    I am compiling a list of Equations and basic ways to explain what a yard or ton will cover. Any help would be great thanks guys. Also any other ones you think are good. Once i get it all together ill make a PDF and put it back up here.
  2. BillyRgn

    BillyRgn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 248

    this is what it says in one of my supplyers books, even though it is gravel, i think it will help you gravel and mulch coverage is some what similar.
    "Rule of thumb, 1.5 tons equals a cubic yard.
    1 ton covers approximatly: 220 sqft at 1 in depth
    110 sqft at 2 in depth
    73 sqft at 3 in depth
    36 sqft at 6 in deptho
    22 sqft at 9 in depth" east haven ladscape 2008.
    it also has this guideline for mulch coverrage,
    "Depth per 1,000 sqft= yards
    1 inch = 3.5 yards
    2 inches = 7 yards
    3 inches = 10.5 yards
    4 inches = 14 yards
    1 yard covers approximatly 300 square feet at 1 inch" east haven landscape 2008.

    i hope this helps you
  3. KGR landscapeing

    KGR landscapeing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,544

    ya stuff like that is what i am looking for thanks
  4. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,439

    1 ton will cover 100 square feet at 2" deep.
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    These sound about right. Now, (and just for future reference), don't get his confused with mulch coverage - that is different because of the amount of settling (or less of, rather). Mulch is about 100 sq. ft at 3" deep per yard. It comes in at something like ".93", or something like that.

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