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Old 04-29-2009, 07:10 AM
 
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Anyone know of a supplier in the area with a decent selection of smooth, river rock type decorative stone in medium sizes (2-3") for landscaping. I'm NOT looking for crushed stone or pea gravel... something larger that is mostly smooth.

Thanks!

bradesp
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Old 04-29-2009, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Raleigh, NC
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Have you tried Triangle Landscape Supplies? There are three locations in the Triangle, but I stopped by Raleigh (near Capital Blvd and Gresham Lake Rd?) last year looking for something similar to you. Triangle Landscape Supplies - Rock, Sand, and Gravel (http://www.trianglelandscapesupplies.com/products_rock.html - broken link)
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Sanford, NC
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This type of stone is often called "River Jack" or "River Stone", and the 2-3" is usually the small size. Medium is usually 4-6". But it depends on who you buy it from, so just ask.

We bought our "Medium Pennsylvania River Jack" down in Sanford, so I unfortunately can't recommend a specific vendor in Raleigh though. Although a quick Google did turn up quite a few vendors in the area. I've been told to check with Marietta stone before, but I don't know if they are only a construction stone vendor versus architectural/decorative.

I don't know how much you need, but be prepared for sticker shock. It's about $200-250 a ton/pallet, not delivered.

Al
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Old 05-02-2009, 01:02 PM
 
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Any idea about coverage per ton?
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Old 05-03-2009, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Raleigh, NC
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Default Coverage per ton...

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Any idea about coverage per ton?
I found this on Triangle Landscape Supply's website (under the question section):

[LEFT][SIZE=2]8. How much aggragate do I need?[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]1 ton of granite will cover 72 square feet.
1 ton of marble will cover 72 square feet.
1 ton of river rock will cover 80 square feet.
1 ton of brickchips will cover 120 square feet.
1 ton of sunlite will cover 180 square feet.
1 ton of topsoil will cover 75 square feet.
1 ton of lava rock will cover 270 square feet.
1 ton of limestone will cover 108 square feet.
1 ton of sand will cover 108 square feet.
1 ton of sand will cover 90 square feet.
1 ton of stone fines will cover 108 square [/SIZE]
[/LEFT]
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Sanford, NC
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I found this on Triangle Landscape Supply's website (under the question section):

[LEFT][SIZE=2]8. How much aggragate do I need?[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]1 ton of granite will cover 72 square feet.
1 ton of marble will cover 72 square feet.
1 ton of river rock will cover 80 square feet.
1 ton of brickchips will cover 120 square feet.
1 ton of sunlite will cover 180 square feet.
1 ton of topsoil will cover 75 square feet.
1 ton of lava rock will cover 270 square feet.
1 ton of limestone will cover 108 square feet.
1 ton of sand will cover 108 square feet.
1 ton of sand will cover 90 square feet.
1 ton of stone fines will cover 108 square [/SIZE]
[/LEFT]

Yep, that's about right.

In our case, 1 ton(1 pallet) covered our french drain area of approximately 4x20'.

Al
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:35 AM
 
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Luck Stone
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:09 PM
 
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There is a place right off hwy 55 between durham and cary that sells stone but I don't know if they have the kind you are looking for. I also don't know the name of it.
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