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Old 03-22-06, 02:37 PM
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Gravel question

I'm planning to use one-inch-minus crushed stone as the base for my patio. The gravel pit doesn't know a conversion from tons to cubic yards for this material, so I don't know how many tons of material I need. I know I'll need about 5 cubic yards of gravel (that's the compacted volume.) Does anyone know of a way to get a rough estimate of cubic yards by converting from tons?

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2700-2800 # per yard should be close enough for government work.
 
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I was thinking more like 3200 lbs per yard.

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Depends upon what your gravel is. Around here it is limestone; you may have have granite. Regardless, if you think you need 5 yards, compacted, you will probably need 7 in the truck.
 
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Old 03-23-06, 06:47 PM
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I found the following website:
http://www.eksmaterials.com/templateStatic.asp?linkTreeOrderParent=12.22.24.67
It has a calculator link that will let you figure out a rough estimate.
It looks like about 1.5 tons makes a cubic yard of compacted driveway gravel.
 
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Old 03-23-06, 07:19 PM
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Yes, that calculator gives 3000# per ton for road base (>1" to dust), which is about right for road base. I thought you meant screened gravel, but reading your inital post, base is what you want.

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