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Old 04-25-2006, 06:38 PM
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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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Old 04-25-2006, 08:36 PM
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1/2 ton should do you fine.
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Old 04-25-2006, 10:14 PM
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Great, thanks cutntrim!
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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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Old 04-25-2006, 11:56 PM
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Hey Pelican, thank you very much. Thats actually exactly what I was looking for!

Great help!
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Dang, Steve, that's impressive for 11:20 PM.

You lost me when you got to the word math.
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