Frequently Asked Questions
Crushed gravel is suitable for parking areas driveways and walkways, because it compacts and doesn’t shift around as easily as landscape gravel. Landscape material used in these applications would be similar to trying to walk or drive through marbles. For drainage purposes our construction gravels would be best. For landscaping projects our landscape gravel would be the best choice.
Determine what type of product you want to have delivered, the amount, when you want to have it delivered and contact our nearest location 2 days prior.
Our drivers will do their best to spread your delivery, given the limitations they encounter at your location… Overhead wires, trees, access, etc.
A good rule of thumb is that one ton of sand or gravel (1-1/4″ or smaller) will cover an area of 100 square feet at a depth of two inches*. Coverage decreases as the size of the aggregate increases.
A ½ yd scoop will cover about 70 square feet at a depth of two inches.
Crusher Run is a crushed gravel that has “fines”, or granite dust, mixed in. Crusher Run packs well and is ideal for driveways or as a substrate to create a level base for patios, walkways and retaining walls.
#57 also called 3/4 clean stone is commonly used for driveways and French drains. Water flows well through it, and the pieces are large enough so that they won’t fall through the drainage holes in the pipe used for this type of drain.
Masonry sands have a fine consistency and are mixed with mortar or cement. The fine grains also make it a good choice for children’s sandboxes or to put underneath the liner of an above-ground pool. Coarse sand is very much like beach sand. Applications vary, but it is used largely as the second layer (on top of the Crusher Run) in the base of a patio or walkway.
Gravels and other aggregates are natural products, therefore the color, size and texture will vary each time the stock is replenished.
Depending on the size of the aggregate, you can use them in dry creek beds, waterfalls, as garden accents, borders and for dog runs. Use larger river rocks under the eaves of your house to limit runoff and in low spots to reduce standing water. Carefully placed aggregates can reduce or eliminate erosion in areas with heavy water flow. Aggregates are inexpensive and have a variety of functions from practical to cosmetic.