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Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
Typically, it will take nine loads in a three cubic foot wheelbarrow to carry one cubic yard.
Sand – approximately 2800 lbs.
Gravel – approximately 3000 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 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.
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 depending on the truck schedule and availability.
How to figure how much bulk material an area requires:
You can calculate the amount of material you need here.
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.
>> 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′