# FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

**What is your standard unit of measure?**

We sell our products in units of metric tons. One ton is 2,000 lbs. One cubic yard is approximately 1.5 tons for most materials. Max load for a truck and trailer is 25 tons, or about 16.5 cubic yards.

**What is a cubic yard?**

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.

**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?**

Sand – approximately 2800 lbs.

Gravel – approximately 3000 lbs.

**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 one-inch thick covers 250 square feet, two inches covers 125 square feet, and three inches covers 75 square feet. 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 lead-time do you need for delivery?**

Typically, we need 24 – 48 hours notice for delivery. However, we can deliver the same day depending on the truck schedule and availability.

**How to figure how much bulk material an area requires:**

**Conversion Chart (square feet to cubic yards)**

One 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.

**Volume Conversions**

>> 10 Wheeler dump truck load is 10 yards or 15 tons.

>> Super 10 dump truck load is 11 yards or 17 tons.

>> Truck and Trailer load is 16.5 yards or 25 tons.

>> End Dump truck load is 15 yards or 23 tons.

>> 27 Cubic feet in 1 cubic yard: 3′ x 3′ x 3′

>> 9 Square feet in 1 square yard : 3′ x 3′