Calculations for gravel.

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  1. pcdreams

    pcdreams Well-Known Member

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    We are planning a garden and plan to gravel the paths. I'm looking for a calculation to figure how many cubic yards we need.

    we have 389 sq feet to cover and would like it to be 3" in depth.
     
  2. tkrabec

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    round 389 to 400,
    3 inches = .25 feet
    400 Sqft * .25 feet = 1000 Cubic feet. I got rock by the ton when it was delivered here. Soz but I have no idea on that conversion but it will also vary by the type of rock.

    -- Tim
     

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  4. uncle Will in In.

    uncle Will in In. Well-Known Member Supporter

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    A cubic yard is 27 cubic feet.. A yard of stone usually weighs just over a ton, which is what they charge by.
     
  5. Ken Scharabok

    Ken Scharabok In Remembrance

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    Four cubic yards. However, there may be a minimum delivery amount involved without paying an extra fee.

    Ken S. in WC TN
     
  6. pcdreams

    pcdreams Well-Known Member

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    thanks guys. I was multiplying by 4 instead of by .25
     
  7. luvbritts

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    The formula we use for crushed gravel is L X W X Depth, all in feet, divided by 27, (27 cu. yards in a ton) times 1.5

    For example: 36' x 36' x 4"

    36 x 36 x .25= 324

    324 divided by 27 = 12

    12 x 1.5 = 18 ton

    For bankrun gravel use 1.75 as the multiplier.

    Hope this helps.....
     
  8. Ken Scharabok

    Ken Scharabok In Remembrance

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    Before putting down the gravel be sure to put a good weed/grass control barrier under it if you want to maintain a recognizable path. Otherwise it will just be a more firm place in the grass.

    Ken S. in WC TN
     
  9. pcdreams

    pcdreams Well-Known Member

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    got some landscape cloth. Did a brick walk a couple years ago and learned the hard way. :) Thanks.