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How much rock?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by GFTC, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. GFTC

    GFTC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 104

    How do I figure how much rock is needed to cover a given area. This will be 2"
    rock. Any conversion tables out there? Thanks.
  2. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,929

    Calculate the volume:

    width X length X 2/12 = cu ft [2/12 is depth in ft]
    [width and length in ft]


    cu ft/27 = cu yd

    The supplier will be able to tell you how many tons per cubic yard for the material of interest. The factor might be something like 1.2T/cu yd, but the 1.2 will vary depending upon the stone of interest.
  3. treedoc1

    treedoc1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    A ton normally covers 50 sq ft as a ground cover

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
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