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check this river rock amount

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by bobcatnj, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 687

    straight run along curb 350ftx5ft, installing delaware river rock 1-3 in. i came up with 25 tons. that seems like alot of rock to me.
  2. JimmyStew

    JimmyStew LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 367

    width x length x depth = cubic feet/27 = cubic yards * tons per yard. Might be a little different than how some would figure it but we don't deal in tons around here, everything is sold by the cubic yard.
  3. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    Maybe 10, 15 tops I would think, but I wouldn't think it would need 25, that seems a bit much.
  4. tilawn

    tilawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 112

    1 ton covers a 125 sq ft area at 2 inches thick. Also my quarry tells me that 1 cubic yard equals 1.25 tons. which i have found to pretty accurate.
  5. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    That comes out to around 14 tons if my calculations are correct.
  6. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    25 tons seems like to much!
  7. robtown

    robtown LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 224

    1-3 inch gets poor coverage so i would say keep it to 100 Sq ft.
    you tend to see more of the fabric at 2 inches.
    17 ton

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