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Question DetailsAsked on 3/19/2017

Need load of road base in Syracuse Utah

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Typically, your vendor category in Search the List would be one of the two Driveways categories (concrete or asphalt), or Stone and Gravel.

Typically, about $50-150 delivery charge for a truckload (talking 10-25CY truck here), plus commonly about $15-30/CY for the material itself - so say around $200-$700 for a load depending on local costs and haul distance. In your locale, I would expectx it to most likely be in the midrange to lower part of those price ranges.

Be sure you are talking about dumping in a place a truck can get to reasonably (which might dictate a 10-15CY "regular size" dump truck versus a dump semi trailer - 15-25CY trailer type. Though some vendors have a roughly 13CY dump truck plus haul a 7-12CY "pup" trailer behind which provides more payload per trip - through typically additional $30-50 or so additional delivery charge to add a pup, but if it saes a second trip to delier the amount you need, then usually a deal. Of course, especially this time of year, road load limits (as the road thaws out) might come into play and limit the payload anyway - be sure to ask about that, because you get less payload for the same trip charge when breakup load limits are in effect, so if feasible it might pay to wait till load restrictions are off the roads. Local road/bridge limits might come into play too - be sure to tell the vendors you call if you know of any serious load limit restrictions in your area like on a small or old bridge, and if there is a way in to your place that avoids that.

Also - if you want this spread out (tailgate spread, meaning they chain the tailgate to a narrow opening, then creep forward while the material flows out the tailgate, giving you a more or less even spread) which GREATLY reduces wheelbarrowing/raking if looking for a spread-out base for a drive or walk or such say. If that is the case, if not readilyi accessible stright-in from the street, you might want a smaller more maneuverable truck - even if it takes an extra trip and an extra trip charge to save you a lot of manual labor.

Of course, if you want this spread and levelled and compacted for a driveway base or such (not just dumped) then the driveway contractor is probably your best bet because they have that sort of equipment at hand.

Also - be careful about having them drive on a paved driveway loaded - can commonly break it up, so normally best to have them dump on ground or near the bottom of the drive. Ditto if you have a driveway culvert that is basically exposed - not covered with 6-8 inches of cover as it should be. Few things more embarassing than not being able to get out of your drive because there is a dumptruck with its rear axle dropped down into a collapsed culvert - and that is not a real rare thing to see.

Also - pay attention to soft ground conditions (and don't water for 3 or so days before they come if driving on lawn), and avoid driving over shallow utilities like gas lines or sprinkler systems.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD



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