1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Catch up on the conversation with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns in the Franchising forum plus sign up to receive a FREE eBook on how to grow your landscape business.

    Dismiss Notice

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]

    and,

    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
     
  4. JKOOPERS

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,259

Share This Page