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Gravel calculations?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Bunton Guy, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,879

    Is there a equation that would help in finding how much gravel I need to do a driveway? Hard packed clay as a base 2-3" deep 200 ft. long & 8ft. wide.:hammerhead:
     
  2. Scagguy

    Scagguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,522

    At the top of the page, there is a tool tab. You can get your calculations from that. In your example 200 X 8 = 1600 sq. ft. divided by 324 = 4.938 x 2" = 9.9 for 2" base or 14.9for 3' base.
     
  3. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,879

    those figures are for mulch...does mulch spread the same as gravel?
     
  4. Scagguy

    Scagguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,522

    1 inch, 2 inches, 3 inches its all the same.
     
  5. lawnMaster5000

    lawnMaster5000 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 591

    YES .
     
  6. gammon landscaping

    gammon landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 550

    on average 1.6 ton of graded stone per yard

    another way to see it is 1 ton will cover 200 sqft 1 inch deep
     
  7. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,201

    You will need about 14.8 cubic yards of gravel to cover that area.
     

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