Frequently Asked
Questions How
can I figure out how much product I need?
How much does a cubic yard of
product weigh?
What is your standard unit of measure?
What is a cubic yard?
What standard size loads do you
offer?
How many wheelbarrow loads are there
in a cubic yard?
How much area does one cubic
yard cover?
How much does a ton weigh?
How much does a ton cover?
How do I convert a square foot
to a cubic yard?
How much product do you recommend?
What form of payment do you accept?
What type of leadtime do you need for delivery?
What is your standard unit of measure?
>> We sell our products in two standard units of measure. Cubic
Yards or Tons in four standard size loads.
What is a cubic yard?
>> A cubic yard is a threedimensional 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.
What standard size loads do you offer?
>> 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.
How many wheelbarrow loads are there in a cubic
yard?
>> Typically, it will take nine loads in a three cubic foot wheelbarrow
to carry one cubic yard.
How much does a cubic yard of product weigh?
>> Sandy Loam Topsoil  approximately 2400 lbs.
>> Sand  approximately 2600 lbs.
>> Gravel  approximately 2750 lbs.
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How much area does one cubic yard cover?
>> 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.
How much does a ton weigh?
>> Two thousand pounds.
How much does a ton cover?
>> When material is spread or leveled at oneinch 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.
What form of payment do you accept?
>> We accept Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American
Express.
What type of leadtime do you need for delivery?
>> Typically, we need 24 – 48 hours notice for delivery. However,
we can deliver the same day on occasions we get enough notice.
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How to figure how much bulk material an area requires:
>> You can calculate
the amount of material you need.
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Conversion Chart (square feet to cubic yards)
>> 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.
Recommended Depth of Materials:
>> 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" 36"
Stone, 6" Pathways, 4"
Volume Conversions
>> Heaping load on a fullsize pickup is 3 cubic yards.
>> Fullsize pickup capacity is generally 2 cubic yards.
>> Max load on a small pickup is 1 1/2 yards.
>> Most fullsize pickups can carry 1 cubic yard of stone or topsoil
(weight restricted).
>> Small singleaxle 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.
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