Frequently Asked Questions and Terms
We want to be sure you can get your questions answered and get your project started. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions, or you may type your questions into the search box at the top of the page. We are happy to answer your questions anytime, so please feel free to contact us if your questions are not answered here.
We sell our products in two standard units of measure. Cubic Yards or Tons in four standard size loads.
A cubic yard is a three-dimensional unit of measure that determines the volume of a cube whose edge is a specific amount. L x W x D divided by 27. There are 27 cubic feet in each cubic yard.
Standard size loads are 3 cubic yards, 6 cubic yards or 12 cubic yards. However, we can deliver any quantity from one cubic yard to forty cubic yards depending on the product. Some products are heavier than others are.
Typically, it will take nine loads in a three cubic foot wheelbarrow to carry one cubic yard.
– Sandy Loam Topsoil – approximately 2,400 lbs.
– Sand – approximately 2,600 lbs.
– Gravel – approximately 2,750 lbs.
At a depth of three inches, one cubic yard covers approximately 100 s.f. two inches approximately 200 s.f., or one inch at 300 s.f. Note: Coverage is an estimate and may vary based on job conditions.
Two thousand pounds.
When material is spread or leveled at one-inch thick covers 250 s.f. two inches covers 125 s.f., and three inches covers 75 s.f. Note: Coverage is an estimate and may vary based on job conditions.
We accept Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.
Typically, we need 24 – 48 hours notice for delivery. However, we can deliver the same day on occasions we get enough notice.
Calculating the bulk of materials you will need for to cover your project area:
1 cubic yard will cover the following amount of square feet at the given depth. So, to fill a material 2″ deep in a given square foot area, you would divide the square footage by 162. To fill it 6″ deep, divide by 54, and so on.
1/4″ Deep….1296 sq. ft.
1″ Deep….324 sq. ft.
2″ Deep….162 sq. ft.
3″ Deep….108 sq. ft.
4″ Deep….81 sq. ft.
6″ Deep….54 sq. ft.
12″ Deep….27 sq. ft.
Topsoil in lawns, mininum 4″ Lawn topdressing, 1/4″ Garden soil in flowerbeds, 6 -12″ Bark mulches, 3″ Stone less than 1″ in diameter, 3″ 1 1/2″ Riverstone, 4″ 3-6″ Stone, 6″ Pathways, 4″
>> Heaping load on a full-size pickup is 3 cubic yards.
>> Full-size pickup capacity is generally 2 cubic yards.
>> Max load on a small pickup is 1 1/2 yards.
>> Most full-size pickups can carry 1 cubic yard of stone or topsoil (weight restricted).
>> Small single-axle dump truck load is 5 yards.
>> Big dump trucks are 10 or 15 yards.
>> 27 Cubic feet in 1 cubic yard – 3′ x 3′ x 3′
>> 9 Square feet in 1 square yard – 3′ x 3′
>> 21 Bushels in 1 cubic yard.