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How much River rock do you think is needed in these areas?

Discussion in 'Bidding, Estimating and Pricing' started by Lawnman3456, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. Lawnman3456

    Lawnman3456 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Need some help on how much river rock I’ll need for these areas. Shoulda measured but was in a bit of a hurry when I was there. The rock that is going down is about baseball sized or smaller. Thanks




  2. rclawn

    rclawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,547

    Go back and measure it. And account for 80-100sqft of coverage @ 2” depth per ton of river rock, it depends on what kind of rock/ what size. But you can’t just eyeball it and expect to get lucky lol

    JLSLLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 20,333

    1-3 inch river or 3-5 inch?
    You gonna remove that mulch and prep it with fabric?
    Tons could differ depending on the loader operator, some places weigh my truck beforehand, others load me to the ground..
    I’d estimate roughly 3 tons..

    oh yeah, don’t be in a hurry on any job.. you can forget things
  4. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,603

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  5. Mac-s Lawn & Snow

    Mac-s Lawn & Snow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 604

    Around 5 yards. You better take the time to measure and figure how you are going to install it. Pushing wheelbarrows up that hill, I would only be able to push maybe a half full wheelbarrow and after wheelbarrow trip #30 it would be even lighter.
  6. Mark Stark

    Mark Stark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,003

    Having extra stone at the end will suck. Having not enough stone at the end will suck. Heck, even having the right amount of stone will suck BUT it will suck less :D

    Go back and measure so you can be as close as possible Thumbs Up
  7. Jeff@diyokc

    Jeff@diyokc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    Looking at the area, are you going to be required to brace the landscape timbers? The weight of the rock is eventually going to push against them,
  8. Mac-s Lawn & Snow

    Mac-s Lawn & Snow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 604

    Yes everything about this job is going to suck. If the job is going to spec 3-5 inch rock. I would want atleast $1000(labor) for the pleasure of working at this house(sucks).
  9. Andrew H

    Andrew H LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    OP, spend the time measuring it, or measure it from
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  10. Mac-s Lawn & Snow

    Mac-s Lawn & Snow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 604

    That timber construction is very sub-par and will not be able to hold back the tons of new rock.

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