Buying river rock...cu yards and tons

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Buying river rock...cu yards and tons

Postby sweets98 » Wed Jun 02, 2004 7:01 pm

We did a price check on river rock that we will be purchasing within the month. One place quoted us the price of $35 a cu yard and the other is $25 for a ton. Which is cheaper? I'm thinking $25/ ton because we bought mulch there and it was at least half the price of the mulch at the other place and they seem to have reseanable prices with other stuff. Just wanted to be sure. Help!
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Re: Buying river rock...cu yards and tons

Postby Knight » Sat Jun 12, 2004 2:50 am

sweets98 wrote:We did a price check on river rock that we will be purchasing within the month. One place quoted us the price of $35 a cu yard and the other is $25 for a ton. Which is cheaper? I'm thinking $25/ ton because we bought mulch there and it was at least half the price of the mulch at the other place and they seem to have reseanable prices with other stuff. Just wanted to be sure. Help!

From what I've found on the Web, the average guess is that there are about 3/4 of a cubic yard per ton of rock.

SO....

1 Yard³ = 1.33 Ton = $35.00

SO:

$35.00/ Yard / 1.33 Yards/ton = 26.32/Ton

$25.00 = 1 Ton

I'd say that buying by the ton is the winner.
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