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Old 10-24-2006, 11:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Price check: truck load of pea-rock/gravel/etc.

I am in the process of tearing all of the grass out of my back yard, and replacing it with a bunch of raised plant beds. I want to make paths through the yard with gravel and put flagstones down for stepping stones in the gravel.

I'm going to need a chit-load of rock (probably enough to cover around 2000 sq. ft). Anyone have a guesstimate on what kind of cost I'm looking at? I have absolutely no idea on what rock costs.
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Old 10-24-2006, 12:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You'll pay a lot more for hauling than product. If you go get it yourself,it's dirt cheap.
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Old 10-24-2006, 12:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I paid $35 a yard for the stuff I put down in July. That was not delivered, I hauled it myself.
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Old 10-24-2006, 12:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I paid $35 a yard for the stuff I put down in July. That was not delivered, I hauled it myself.
I paid by the weight. it was $.02/lb That was hauling it myself. If they deliver usually it is a fixed fee (the rock yard I went to was $70) So 2 tons is about $40. (this is 3/4" gravel)

Those 2 tons covered approx. 100 sq ft(1.5" thick) So at that rate you are looking around $800 for material. (2000sq/ft / 50sq/ft per ton= 40 tons * $20/ton=$800) Figure another $150 for delivery...at least that is my guess.

So ballpark around $1000 for it. Of course with that amount purchased you may be able to get a price break.
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Rock costs about $15-17 per ton around here.
If you buy a whole truck load you can get it delivered for about $2 ton if it is within a reasonable distance.
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Old 10-24-2006, 12:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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OMG, around here, it's dirt cheap, but a minimumof $35 for delivery. When I graveled my rental house driveway, the gravel was less than $20, but the dleivery was almost three times the cost of the gravel and I'm less than a mile from the gravel silo.
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I paid by the weight. it was $.02/lb That was hauling it myself. If they deliver usually it is a fixed fee (the rock yard I went to was $70) So 2 tons is about $40. (this is 3/4" gravel)

Those 2 tons covered approx. 100 sq ft(1.5" thick) So at that rate you are looking around $800 for material. (2000sq/ft / 50sq/ft per ton= 40 tons * $20/ton=$800) Figure another $150 for delivery...at least that is my guess.

So ballpark around $1000 for it. Of course with that amount purchased you may be able to get a price break.
Cool. Thanks for the info. Now I just need to price some messicans to haul it from the driveway to the back yard for me. JUST KIDDING!!!
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Don't use pea gravel, get something a little bigger.
That crap gets in the tread of your shoes and gets brought into the house. Always ends up in the tracks of the sliding glass doors, etc. If you have any hardwood floors you'll soon be paying someone to haul it back.
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Don't use pea gravel, get something a little bigger.
That crap gets in the tread of your shoes and gets brought into the house. Always ends up in the tracks of the sliding glass doors, etc. If you have any hardwood floors you'll soon be paying someone to haul it back.
So something like baby-heads? (I don't know if that is the technical term, but that is what it used to be called when I mtn. biked )
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Something like this would work... won't hurt to step on, and won't track in the house. My only concern is that with 2 young boys at home I am almost guaranteed that a rock will eventually find it's way through a window.
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This might be more window friendly...

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Cool. Thanks for the info. Now I just need to price some messicans to haul it from the driveway to the back yard for me. JUST KIDDING!!!
FAWK my math sucks..... Let me refigure it....I only bought 1TON, not 2..my mind kept seeing the 2340lbs, and thinking 2 tons.

In realty it works out to be about the same....less tonnage, but more $ per ton.
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Get better windows!
I have many windows on the back of my house. I can't afford to replace them. Plus, I guarantee that it would only happen once.

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I paid $200 for 12 tons delivered last year.
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I paid $200 for 12 tons delivered last year.

How big of area did that cover?
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20x30x8" I think


It's under the girls playset
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How big of area did that cover?

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The small stuff is a pain in the ass and hard to walk on. I bought 3 cubic yards and had it delivered for my sons playground for around $135.00

Now the yard has changed and he doesn't play there anymore and I get to move it by hand you want me to mail it to you a milk jug at a time?
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This is all the bamboo's fault, isn't it?
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20x30x8" I think


It's under the girls playset

I'm guessing that is 20'x30'x8", not 20"x30"x8"... well, unless you are talking about a Barbie swingset

Ok, so 400 ft^3... so that would cover 2000 sq. ft. with a depth of 2.4". That'd probably work.
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I'm guessing that is 20'x30'x8", not 20"x30"x8"... well, unless you are talking about a Barbie swingset

Ok, so 400 ft^3... so that would cover 2000 sq. ft. with a depth of 2.4". That'd probably work.

you math folk are a little thick headed aint'cha
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Get Crush & Run around here for $6.00 a ton. Got a bud thats owns a couple dump trucks and will haul it for the fuel.


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This is all the bamboo's fault, isn't it?
It all started with the deck that my wife had to have built... then we needed shade for the deck, so in came the bamboo. Now (on Monday) we are having a drainage system installed (when they fixed our foundation last year they screwed up the grade for drainage on the sides of our house, so we always have standing water in the back yard). Once that is in we are putting in some Queen palms and more bamboo. Next summer will come the outdoor kitchen.


I don't even want to think of how much money I've dropped on the back yard in the last 3 months, and there is no end in sight Thank God I had the sprinkler system installed when we built the house.
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you want me to mail it to you a milk jug at a time?
That would probably run a bit more than having a truck bring it from a local source.
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Something like this would work... won't hurt to step on, and won't track in the house. My only concern is that with 2 young boys at home I am almost guaranteed that a rock will eventually find it's way through a window.
that looks like a bitch to tee off of...




Too bad your not closer, I could get you a trailer full of the stuff for cheap since I know people who know people who haul the stuff all day
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