<< What is a linear foot? >>
It's the length of a ruler, 12 inches. Some products are sold by variants of a
foot, like "board foot" for wood products which is really a square foot
(almost) by an inch (almost). So what the seller wants to tell you is that the
rocks are laid out in a line 12 " long for sale, not by volume, weight, or
other measure. OK?
If it is being sold by the linear foot, the depth, height, weight or
other things do not matter. If you are referring to figuring out how
much is needed, then the depth and height can come into play. They
still will have no effect on price per piece.
Linear foot means length as measured along a line, as contrast with
square foot (for area) or cubic foot (for volume). I can't immagine
buying rock by the linear foot, unless they are square and all the
same size? Such things are usually sold by the square foot.
The OP is probably referring to the small retaining wall blocks that
can be formed into arcs and larger diameter circles. They are 12" at
their widest point..(somewhat keystone shaped) and linear feet is
relevant because if you lay them side by side, each block will be 12"
along that line.
a linear foot is the length of a foot.... like 12 inches long...
when they sell somthing that already has a width to it they sometimes
just sell by the foot.... and its a linear foot that they are talking
about and not a square foot (like 12 in. by 12 in...).......
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