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Gravel question

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by cmpbllarg, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. cmpbllarg

    cmpbllarg LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I'm ready to install my base layer for a patio. I seem to be getting conflicting info on the size of gravel to use for the baselayer. Should I use #8910, #411, or a different size?

    Many thanks.
  2. clipfert

    clipfert LawnSite Member
    Messages: 204

    Use the 411

    Description of the #411 Limestone Gravel, ton

    This compactable limestone gravel is one of our most popular. It is most commonly used during the construction of patios, walkways, and walls. The size of the gravel is dust to ¾” and is tan to grey in color. When compacted correctly, material depth is reduced by 25%. For example, 4" layer of material will be 3" deep after being compacted. The project calculator will provide the amount you need based on the material being compacted. Not sure how much mulch you need? Please use our project calculator to help you figure it out or call our store for help.

    If you prefer, you can put your bulk products in Super Sacks for your convenience!

    Features of the #411 Limestone Gravel, ton

    Dust to ¾” in size
    Also referred to as 46D
    Common local limestone used for base material
    Tan to grey color
    Specifications of the #411 Limestone Gravel, ton

    Coverage: 80 Square Feet at 2” Deep (compacted)

    Weight: 2000 Pounds

    Volume: 1 Ton = Approximately 18 Cubic Feet

    Conversion: 1 Ton = 2/3 of a Cubic Yard OR 1 Cubic Yard = 1.5 Tons

    Shape: Angular

    Packaging: Loose in bulk or loaded in Super Sacks
  3. amscapes03

    amscapes03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 398

    What the heck is a Super Sack?
  4. clipfert

    clipfert LawnSite Member
    Messages: 204

    Aka Bulk Bags


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