House being rented out for a while and tenants wont want to do gardening ,s o
ieant to cover the front garden with membrane and gravel.
So how much of the larger gravel ( ??20mm) do i need to buy to cover 4.8m X 3 m
to a suitable depth ?a couple of inches (5cm)
the volume is easy , but they sell the stuff by weight.
So whats the density of larger size gravel ?
ng ,s o ieant to cover the front garden with membrane and gravel.
X 3 m to a suitable depth ?a couple of inches (5cm)
A cubic metre of gravel wieghs between 1.5 and 2.0tons. Depending on
what rock it is, how small it is and whether pebbles or crushed rock.
Cheapest is tobuy loose on tipper wagon. Ring any road haulier, they
will get it for you COD usually. Or credit card.
Four wheel truck carries ten ton.
Six wheel truck carries sixteen ton.
Eight wheel carries twenty ton.
Coverage rates for gravels are typically 15-20 m² per tonne at 35mm
thick according to;
You have 14.4 sq/m.
You need at least 35mm and an edge all round to stop in spreading.
Dave - The Medway Handyman www.medwayhandyman.co.uk
I would suggest even with the gravel down that early spring and late
summer go over it with a watering can of weedkiller as the weeds will
eventually pop through. I use sodium chlorate (old stock) but not sure
if thats still available.
Hope this is not going to be used as a driveway, round my area some bright
sparks have done this with the result that the footway and rouad nearby is
covered in grvel and the hard standing isn't any more!
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