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Driveway asphalt removal.

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by lungs414, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. lungs414

    lungs414 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    For 220 sq.ft. of asphalt at 2 inches how large of a container would be needed?

    Thanks
     
  2. stlouis grass cutter

    stlouis grass cutter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    Here is a quick way to figure out how much material you will have removed. Go to a companies website that sells mulch and they usually have mulch calculators on there.
    Punch in your information; length, width and thickness. This should give you the yards of material that will be removed. Then order the container that suits your needs.

    Here is a link to a website for you to use.


    http://stlcompost.com/yard-calculator.htm

    Hopefully this helps you.

    P.S. If it is close to the size of the container get the next size up. You may remove more material that you think, or it may be thicker in some places.
     
  3. Shane472

    Shane472 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    You have to factor in expansion as well. You won't fill a bin as tightly as you think.
     
  4. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,665

    That will fit in a 6x10 dump trailer with 24" sides.
     
  5. lungs414

    lungs414 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    Correction 2200 sq.ft not 220.
     
  6. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,665

    10 - 6 x10 dump trailers w/24" sides.
     
  7. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,008

    Around here they won't give you 30 yarders for rip outs. Too heavy if you fill it. 2 - 20s should do it.
     
  8. lungs414

    lungs414 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    thats a good one
     
  9. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,665

    All seriousness just rent a triaxle dump and have it gone in one and a half, maybe two loads max.
     
  10. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,576

    Im curious, you're asking about how calculations for removing asphalt.

    Scarey, cause that makes me wonder how you calculate your mulching???


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