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Question DetailsAsked on 4/12/2016

I need a quarter ton riverrock delivered.

Who comes, dumps the stone, the goes away?

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I think the Search the List category is Stone and Gravel - or maybe vice versa - but a 1/4 ton delivery is going to cost near as much as a few tons because the delivery fee is typically a fixed $50-150 per trip, whereas the material itself (unless exotic) is usually about $15-25/ton.

You do realize 500# of river rock is a REAL small quantity, right ? Only about 3-4 cubic feet, or a coverage of maybe 9-12 square feet 4 inches thick. For that small a quantity, even if it takes you a couple of trips to avoid overloading a small car, maybe just buy by the bag at a home improvement store or garden center. Typically comes in 50-100# bags about the size of a sandbag or fertilizer bag, for about $7-30/bag depending on how fancy it is and how far it comes from. So 500# might be about 5-10 bags totalling maybe $70-300 on a DIY basis.

If you have access to a pickup or solid sidewall trailer many plant centers can also sell you the material in bulk.

Be cautious, if having delivered, about dumping on driveway - likely to scratch and nick it if that matters to you - if dumped on lawn and picked up and placed within 4-7 days should not permanently damage the lawn - just yellow it a bit while covered.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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