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Pricing Rock by the square foot???

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Outdoor Creations, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. Outdoor Creations

    Outdoor Creations LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    I have always bid any rock jobs by the yard of course a mark up, labor to install, deliveries. I recently had a local contractor ask me to give him a price per square foot installed. Do alot of people do this? Can anyone help me out that may know more about doing it this way. Does it change if you are installing river rock or 2" to 3" reynolds rock? Any info would be great.

    Thanks alot!

    SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 763

    I Would Tell Him No Problem, But Ask Him How Thick He Wants It. It Should Be A Simple Calculation After That Point.
  3. Tom B.

    Tom B. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    Your local supplier should have a coverage chart for the materials they carry. Depending on the rock and size, the coverage does change. Here's some info on materials we use.

    3/4" Rock 1 ton = 105 sq. ft. @ 2" deep
    1 1/2" Rock 1 ton = 80 sq. ft. @ 3" deep
    2 - 4" Cobblestone 1 ton = 60 sq. ft.
    5 - 12" Cobblestone 1 ton = 30 sq. ft.

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