No matter what home improvement project you’re looking to complete, you’ll nearly always find yourself using some variety of small stones. Gravel is one of the most versatile construction materials available. Whether it’s pebbles for an outdoor patio, conventional gravel for your driveway, or recycled concrete for a garden patio, Saunders Landscape Supply has the materials and expertise for you.
Small rocks are both inexpensive, and long-lasting: two qualities making for excellent construction materials. You’re probably here because you have an idea for a project to make your home simply more yours, but though you have the big picture taken care of, you need to get into the nitty-gritty of volume, type, and cost of the material. That’s where our gravel calculator might come in handy for you. Saunders Landscape Supply can assist you in selecting your material, and help you figure out just how much you need.
Unfortunately, there is no one way to choose what type of gravel you should use for your project. Every type of gravel has its pros and cons depending on the context in which you want to use it, but ultimately it comes down to your personal taste. Each type of gravel requires a different calculation to determine how much of it you’ll need. Fortunately for you, for each variety of gravel that we offer, we have created a gravel calculator to help you determine just how much you’ll require for any given project. You provide us with some measurements, and we’ll provide you with a detailed breakdown of how much of our product you’ll need, and roughly how much it will cost.
While no project is exactly like the one that you’re working on, you’re certainly not the first to use gravel to get work done around the house. Here are some ideas, but don’t feel like you have to limit yourself! Using our gravel calculator can be the first step in bringing the vision of your mind’s eye to reality.
Paving Your Driveway? Here’s How Much Gravel You’ll Need
Driveways are one of the most straightforward, yet most ambitious projects that commonly use gravel. If laying a gravel driveway is an art, then calculating how much gravel you’ll need is a science. Driveways almost always require a hefty serving of gravel, but the exact about depends on the dimensions of your driveway. Don’t fret, even though the amount of gravel you’ll need is great, the cost will stay low, as even high volumes of gravel are inexpensive. Head to the page of the specific type of gravel you want to use, and then enter the projected width, depth, and length of the driveway in the gravel calculator to determine how much of it you’ll need.
Worried About Erosion? Use Gravel to Contain It
The amount of gravel required to control erosion around your house is dependant on the scale of the problem, and the needs of the designer. While people generally prefer to use larger varieties of gravel when combatting erosion, the total amount of rock required depends on your particular project. How do you want the rocks you’re laying to interact with the land? Once you’ve decided how you want to go about the project, use the gravel calculator on the page of your preferred material to decide how much you’ll need.
How Much Gravel Do You Need for Your Flower Beds?
Small rocks and stones around flower beds complement your personal botanical garden aesthetically, while also improving your flowers’ durability against erosion, reaction to heat, and ability to effectively drain water. Landscapers love varieties of small and colorful gravel, like Pea Gravel or different types of pebbles, for projects like this. Generally, the area you are filling will be fairly small when dealing with flower beds. To determine how much material you’ll need, you can measure the total length, width, and depth of the area you plan to cover with stone. Once you have that, you can use our gravel calculator to get a quote on how much rock you’ll need.
Laying a Gravel Path? Consider This.
Pathways can vary greatly in size, making it difficult to determine exactly how much gravel you’ll need, but with our gravel calculator, it shouldn’t be too hard. Landscapers love to use smaller, smoother rocks such as ⅜ Blue Stone or Pea Gravel for outdoor paths, as these varieties are more comfortable to walk on than their jagged cousins. Some designers will choose to line their paths with larger stones to create a nice contrast, but that is entirely up to you. Figure out how much gravel you’ll need by taking measurements of the space where you plan to lay the path. Measure the length, width, and depth of the desired path, and then enter those figures into our gravel calculator to see just how much gravel of any kind you might need.
Does Your Project Require Gravel Bedding?
One last popular project that many landscapers find themselves using gravel for is bedding. It might be for a construction site, a rock garden, a small beach, or any other number of projects. In all of these cases, using small rocks and stones may prove very helpful for stability, durability, and beautification. Our customers love our gravels ranging from recycled concrete, Gray 21-A, and Stone Dust for projects like the ones listed above. Just like the other projects, the amount of rock needed for bedding is dependent on the volume you want to be filled.
The Gravel Calculator
No matter the type of project, the size of the project, or the type of stone you plan to use for the project, our gravel calculator can help. Our calculator is designed with the understanding that there are so many different uses of gravel and so many different creative visions. After you select a type of rock that conforms to your stylistic and structural needs and click “checkout” on our website, you’ll be transported to our calculator tool. It’s there that we can determine exactly what you’ll need for your project. Ask our valued customers! The gravel calculator gets the job done with no ifs, ands, or buts.
From there, we will get you your gravel as soon as we possibly can so you can get started on making your vision a reality. All of our deliveries are completely free and will arrive right at your doorstep in just a couple of days. In addition to our calculation and delivery services, we are happy to consult with you about the best practices for building whatever it is you’ve decided to build. Trust us; we have the experience, and not only that, we’re here for you.
Don’t wait any longer. Give the gravel calculator a visit on our checkout page to see how much you’ll need or call us for a free consultation.