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04-25-2006, 06:38 PM
 syzer Seedling Join Date: Mar 2006 USDA Posts: 105
How much area will 1 ton of river rock cover?

I need to put river rock down, and its sold by the ton of course. I am looking to see how much area river rock (1.5-3") will cover?

I need about 40 square feet covered, not too deep, but enough so you cant see through to the ground.

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04-25-2006, 08:36 PM
 cutntrim Gold Oak Member Join Date: Nov 2003 USDA Posts: 883
1/2 ton should do you fine.
04-25-2006, 10:14 PM
 syzer Seedling Join Date: Mar 2006 USDA Posts: 105
Great, thanks cutntrim!
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04-25-2006, 11:20 PM
 Pelican Shade Tree Join Date: Mar 2003 Location: LaGrangeville, N.Y. USDA Zone 5 Posts: 979
Here's the math for next time:

I usually put down 3" of cover when mulching/decorating.

Take your square footage, in this case 40 and multiply by .25, this represents 3" of thickness which will give you the volume required in cubic feet. In this case it's 10 cubic feet. Now divide this by 27, the number of cubic feet in a cubic yard and you've converted your volume to cubic yards. In this case it's .37 cubic yards.

Most clear stone weighs in at 1 1/4 tons per yard, so we take the .37 and multiply it by 1.25 and we get .46 ton, or damn close to the 1/2 ton that cutntrim recommends.

Did I lose anyone???
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04-25-2006, 11:56 PM
 syzer Seedling Join Date: Mar 2006 USDA Posts: 105
Hey Pelican, thank you very much. Thats actually exactly what I was looking for!

Great help!
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04-26-2006, 10:44 AM
 Mark Oomkes Whip Join Date: Feb 2004 USDA Posts: 302
Dang, Steve, that's impressive for 11:20 PM.

You lost me when you got to the word math.