Pea Gravel Calculator
If you’re trying to determine whether you should have gravel delivered in bulk or simply get it from a local hardware store in bags, we’ve got a few things for you to consider. Let’s say you need to get enough gravel for your driveway and need to spread it over an area that’s 80 feet long and 120 feet wide. And, you’re going to want to spread the decorative gravel to an inch in depth. This means you have an area that is 9600 square feet, and if you want it an inch deep it means you’ll need 29.63 square yards of gravel to cover the entire area.
Most decorative rock that’s sold in hardware stores come in 0.5 square foot bags. So, if you’re going to purchase your rock in bags, you’re going to need approximately 1600 bags. These 1600 bags come in at a combined weight of 38.4 tons, and at $4.00 per bag, you’re looking at spending $6400 dollars. If instead of purchasing the needed decorative gravel and rocks by the bag you chose to purchase it by the ton and have it delivered by Art Barber Excavating at around $40 per ton, you’re looking at paying $1536.00 plus a nominal delivery fee. That’s quite a difference, especially if you need more gravel to complete your landscaping project.
Landscaping With Pea Gravel
If you’re looking for a simple solution to your landscaping needs or you’re thinking about giving your existing yard a facelift, we suggest that you look no further than pea gravel. These smooth, crushed rock pebbles are simple to apply, require very little, if any maintenance, and can be used in a variety of applications. Contact Art Barber Excavating for all your gravel delivery needs.