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rip rap coverage?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Tim C., Mar 16, 2009.

  1. Tim C.

    Tim C. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    I have a 3:1 slope that measures approx. 10x100. I need to cover it with 4x6 in. riprap and I am trying to figure out how many tons I will need.
  2. FLCthes4:11-12

    FLCthes4:11-12 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    I rocked a dry creek bed and small detention pond last summer and got about 40-50 sqft per ton. Maybe able to stretch it a little depending on size of gaps between stone.
  3. qualitycut

    qualitycut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 102

    One ton will cover 50 sq ft @ 4 in deep so I would say your in the 40-50 sq ft range also as your rock is 4-6 in.
  4. swp

    swp LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    Timc, I have never found a formula that would work for any of the larger rock. What I do is price it by the truck load and figure in my labor, it seems to work out best for me that way.
  5. Tim C.

    Tim C. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    Thanks for your replies, I spoke with two different suppliers and they are saying 30-50sq./ton. so i think I will plan on around 40 like you guys are saying.:)
  6. Fordsuvparts

    Fordsuvparts LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 517

    Same here 40 sq per ton is how we bid sub divison drainage and culverts.

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