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Old 04-03-2013, 03:25 PM
 
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Where can buy largish landscape rocks or boulders near Carrollton? Are there any "rock quarries" ?

I need to keep a couple of these rocks around the edge of my side-yard. People have been driving over the edges of my yard killing the grass and hopefully these rocks will deter them.

TIA
Carol
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:42 AM
 
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I'm curious too. I notice many of these largish rocks/boulders in yards around here.

How does one get them? Do they deliver? I wouldn't think they'd be easy to pick up with even 2 or 3 people. Someone told me a crane is necessary. Is this true?

Any ideas on cost for largish rocks/boulders?
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:57 AM
 
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Wouldnt the name of this thread make a great landscape business name?... Landscape Rocks!
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:38 AM
 
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Try Caprock in Lewisville.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:44 AM
 
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whiz-q stone in Arlington is one of the biggest suppliers in DFW - I've gotten a literal ton of black river rocks from them. Pricing was less than half of anywhere else I could find. It looks like the boulders you are talking about are 7-10 cents per pound: Boulders: Whiz-Q Stone

I've always picked up, you drive your car on the scale on the way in and they measure and bill you on the way out. I'm sure they deliver for a fee.
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:15 AM
 
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How were you able to maneuver the rock where you needed it? Just a lot of people and grunt work? I've picked up some smaller rocks and those darn things are much heavier than I was expecting.
The lady who told me she needed a crane scared me
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:26 PM
 
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How were you able to maneuver the rock where you needed it? Just a lot of people and grunt work? I've picked up some smaller rocks and those darn things are much heavier than I was expecting.
The lady who told me she needed a crane scared me
You would need many people! I watched 6 guys maneuver a diving rock we put on our pool-they dumped it off the truck after reversing entirely into our backyard then made a rolling mover out of pipes and just pushed and levied until they got it into place-took them some time and effort!
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:40 PM
 
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How were you able to maneuver the rock where you needed it? Just a lot of people and grunt work? I've picked up some smaller rocks and those darn things are much heavier than I was expecting.
The lady who told me she needed a crane scared me
Mine were small round black stones. Depending on the layout, for those big boulders they can use a crane, a forklift, a bobcat (most likely), a powered wheelbarrow or 6 strong guys like the poster above mentioned.
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:44 PM
 
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How were you able to maneuver the rock where you needed it? Just a lot of people and grunt work? I've picked up some smaller rocks and those darn things are much heavier than I was expecting.
The lady who told me she needed a crane scared me
I'd have to have mine delivered; no way those big rocks are going to fit into a Sonata without wrecking the suspension; and even if they didn't, there's no way I'd be able to lift them back out anyway.
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