Answers to our most

Frequently Asked Questions

General F.A.Q.

Do you carry gravel or limestone in bags?


Yes! We carry some of our most popular gravel and limestone sizes in bags and we carry decorative stone from Quikrete.




Are you open to the public?


Yes! We welcome everyone.




What is the per bucket price? Do I need to bring my own bucket?


For jobs that require small amounts of material, you may purchase most of our products in a bucket. You will need to bring your own bucket(s) that are 5 gallon size or smaller. We have shovels available for your use.




How do you measure a ton of material?


We load all materials that are available at a per ton price on our scale. Our scale is certified by the State of Ohio regularly.




How much area does a ton of material cover?


A ton of dirt, sand or pea gravel spread 2 inches deep will cover approximately 100 square feet. A ton of decorative rock that is 1/4 to 3/4 inch in diameter, if spread 2 inches deep, will cover approximately 110-120 square feet. If you are unsure of the amount of material you need, please call us and we would be happy to help calculate what you will need for your project!




How much stone or mulch can my pickup truck haul?


This answer varies depending both on the size of your bed, the power of your engine, and structure of the frame of your truck. If you are unsure of how much material you can haul, estimate on the low side to avoid damaging your vehicle. When possible, we can load you on the scale and you can tell the loader when to stop with what you’re comfortable with. Most full-size pickup trucks will hold 1/2 to a full ton.




Can you load my truck with a cap, SUV or van with bulk material?


We will not load an enclosed vehicle with our machines but you are welcome to shovel our bulk materials (excluding salt) into your vehicle. These purchases will need to meet a $10 minimum.




I’m used to working in yards instead of tons. How does this convert?


For gravel, 1 yard = 1.35 tons APPROXIMATELY. For limestone, 1 yard = 1.25 tons APPROXIMATELY.




What if I don’t need a half ton of material? Can I still pick up material?


Yes! We require you purchase a minimum of a half a ton to be machine loaded on the scale. If you would like to purchase a smaller amount you may shovel material into your vehicle (These purchases will need to meet a $10 minimum.) Additionally, most of our materials are available by the bag or bucket.




Can I have my contractor pick up material from you?


Yes! Please coordinate with us if necessary.




My business is tax exempt. What should I do?


Please call and setup a business account with us. You will need to provide a tax-exempt form.




Do you accept American Express?


Yes. We accept cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.




Can I set up a business account?


We do allow businesses to setup charge accounts. You will need to fill out a credit application and provide at least three credit references. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing.





Delivery F.A.Q.

How much or how little can I get delivered?


We have a 1 ton/yard minimum for delivery. Our maximum load size for stone, sand, or dirt is 8 tons. The maximum delivery for mulch is 10 yards at one time.




Can you drive into my yard on delivery?


No. We are not responsible for property damage so our drivers will not drive off established driveway or parking areas.




Can you stop at my second property down the street and deliver part of the truckload?


No. There is no way for us to determine how much material will be dumped at each site. Please schedule two separate deliveries so that we may provide you the best experience possible.




How soon can I schedule a delivery?


We schedule deliveries based on a first come, first served basis. That means the answer to this question will continuously change. During the winter months sometimes delivery can occur within 1-3 days. In the summer months this time will be significantly longer. However, if you have a specific time you need, please call in advance and we will do our best to help you.




What if I live further than 15 miles away?


We cannot deliver to you but you are welcome to pick up material.




Do you spread mulch or install stone into flower beds?


No. We provide local delivery service and materials are available for pickup at our store.




Do you deliver bagged material or block?


In some situations we may be able to deliver our bagged material or block. These products will have to be hand unloaded off our truck with your assistance.




How do I know I’m getting the amount of material I ordered?


We load all materials that are available at a per ton price on our scale. Our scale is certified by the State of Ohio regularly. Our mulch is measured by a certified loader bucket.





Driveway F.A.Q.

Can you tailgate spread my driveway?


We can provide this service locally at no additional cost on orders of 3 tons or more IF: Your driveway has an existing solid stone base AND There are no overhead obstructions like: low hanging tree branches, power lines, or awnings. We are happy to provide this service when the job site allows. Please ask for this complimentary service at the time of scheduling. During the winter months, this service may be unavailable as stone holds moisture and can freeze together in chunks. Not sure what a tailgate spread is? Check out the video on our delivery page.




My driveway has ruts and/or potholes, what should I do?


For potholes, we recommend 411 Limestone or 304 Limestone. If your driveway has a decent base but has ruts from tires over time, we may be able to block-spread. This service allows for the majority of the material to be distributed on the right and left side of the driveway. Call and ask if this complimentary service is right for you!




What type of stone should I use in my driveway?


We recommend 57 limestone for most driveways. This size stone is large enough that it does not easily stick in tire treads but provides a level surface that is easy to walk on. The jagged edges of the limestone provide more stability as a base. If you have large vehicle traffic or water issues, 4 limestone may be recommended. If you prefer the natural brown gravel, 57 gravel stark is a fine alternative. All job sites are different so please call us if you have questions!




My driveway is wet and muddy. What should I do?


If you have a particularly muddy area, we suggest you increase the size of your stone, typically that would mean size 4 limestone. In some applications, using driveway fabric to help keep the stone from sinking may be beneficial. Please call us if you would like further information!




Can I use recycled concrete in my driveway?


We do not recommend recycled concrete in driveways. Concrete contains metal rebar which is magnetically removed during the recycling process. Sometimes pieces remain and this can cause punctured tires.




What can I do for a pothole in my asphalt driveway?


We carry asphalt grindings and Sakrete Blacktop Patch.




How do I figure out how much material I need?


When buying bulk landscaping materials, it can be hard to estimate how much material you need. This often depends on many factors including the size of the stone or the density of the material, the way you will apply it, and your intended goal. For this reason there is no one way to calculate it. Please call us and we would be happy to help calculate what you will need for your project!




How do I keep the gravel or limestone from sinking into the ground?


We carry landscaping and driveway fabric that will help keep your stone from sinking. If you have a particularly muddy area, we might suggest you increase the size of your stone. Please call us if you would like further information!





Landscaping F.A.Q.

I want to pick boulders. What should I do?


Please arrive no later than a half hour before our closing time. After you stop at the front desk, we will direct you to the scale where we will get the weight of your vehicle. You are then free to pick as many boulders from our pile as you’d like. Loading boulders is at YOUR OWN RISK. Please do not climb piles and use your best judgement on your lifting abilities. When you are done we will weigh your vehicle again and charge you for the difference. All boulder purchases have a $10 minimum.




Can I use fill dirt to grade my yard?


You can, but we recommend topsoil if your area is very wet. Fill dirt contains lots of wet clay typically and if your yard is wet this will not help. Additionally, if you plan to plant grass you will need to top the area with several inches of topsoil. If the grading you need to do is not severe, topsoil may be your best bet!




Is topsoil ok for growing grass?


Topsoil is composed of organic material that is removed from the top 6-12” of earth during development projects. Topsoil is useful for grading, grass seed, and is often used for direct planting if it is of suitable quality.




Does your topsoil have any additives?


No. Our topsoil is free of chemical additives. Our screened topsoil consists of 80% topsoil, 10% peat, and 10% sand. The peat is an organic material that provides additional nutrients. Mixing in coarse sand helps establish air pockets to break up the soil and provide proper drainage.




My soil is clumpy. Is that bad?


No. Topsoil is screened and sifted to make it easier to work with. Clumps form due to moisture in the air, especially during rainy months. Most clumps break up readily with rain and drying out naturally.




Why are there stones in my soil?


Stones and wood elements in the soil help to create the texture and space plants need for good growth. Any wood or grass pieces decompose, creating additional pore space for roots to grow and water to be held.




When do you have topsoil?


We have topsoil when it is available. Typically, sometime in March thru sometime in September or later.




What is the difference between driveway fabric and landscape fabric?


Driveway Fabric is a woven plastic-like material, making it more durable for tougher applications. Landscape Fabric is easier to cut and stretch holes for plants.




What size gravel should I use in my landscaping beds?


We recommend gravel size 57, 4, 34, or 3 in landscaping beds. Anything smaller is movable by leaf blowers and larger will not provide compact coverage to prevent weed growth.




How much area does a yard of mulch cover?


A yard of mulch will cover approximately 100 square feet, or a 10 foot x 10 foot area at 2 inches deep.




How much does a yard of mulch weigh?


1 yard of mulch weighs approximately 720 pounds.




How many bags of mulch are equal to a yard of bulk mulch?


Our bags of mulch measure 2 cu ft. It takes 13.5 bags to equal 1 yard of mulch.




What is the difference between hardwood mulch and bark mulch?


Our hardwood mulch is double shredded, recycled premium hardwood and dyed black, brown or red. Hardwood mulch breaks down slower than bark mulch, lasting longer in flower beds. Premium natural bark mulch is a double ground, naturally dark brown bark mulch.This mulch provides essential nutrients to your soil and plants and helps retain soil moisture and naturally discourages weed growth.




What base should I use underneath a pool?


We recommend mason sand under pools. Please follow the recommended depth according to your pool.




What type of stone should I use around my pool?


We recommend using a small, round stone. Anything sharp or jagged near a soft pool liner could damage the liner. If you plan to walk barefoot on the stone, we recommend 8 or 9 gravel.





Winter F.A.Q.

How much or how little can I get delivered?


We have a 1 ton/yard minimum for delivery. Our maximum load size for stone, sand, or dirt is 8 tons. The maximum delivery for mulch is 10 yards at one time.




Can you drive into my yard on delivery?


No. We are not responsible for property damage so our drivers will not drive off established driveway or parking areas.




Can you stop at my second property down the street and deliver part of the truckload?


No. There is no way for us to determine how much material will be dumped at each site. Please schedule two separate deliveries so that we may provide you the best experience possible.




How soon can I schedule a delivery?


We schedule deliveries based on a first come, first served basis. That means the answer to this question will continuously change. During the winter months sometimes delivery can occur within 1-3 days. In the summer months this time will be significantly longer. However, if you have a specific time you need, please call in advance and we will do our best to help you.




What if I live further than 15 miles away?


We cannot deliver to you but you are welcome to pick up material.




Do you spread mulch or install stone into flower beds?


No. We provide local delivery service and materials are available for pickup at our store.




Do you deliver bagged material or block?


In some situations we may be able to deliver our bagged material or block. These products will have to be hand unloaded off our truck with your assistance.




How do I know I’m getting the amount of material I ordered?


We load all materials that are available at a per ton price on our scale. Our scale is certified by the State of Ohio regularly. Our mulch is measured by a certified loader bucket.





Masonary F.A.Q.

I want to pick boulders. What should I do?


Please arrive no later than a half hour before our closing time. After you stop at the front desk, we will direct you to the scale where we will get the weight of your vehicle. You are then free to pick as many boulders from our pile as you’d like. Loading boulders is at YOUR OWN RISK. Please do not climb piles and use your best judgement on your lifting abilities. When you are done we will weigh your vehicle again and charge you for the difference. All boulder purchases have a $10 minimum.




Can I use fill dirt to grade my yard?


You can, but we recommend topsoil if your area is very wet. Fill dirt contains lots of wet clay typically and if your yard is wet this will not help. Additionally, if you plan to plant grass you will need to top the area with several inches of topsoil. If the grading you need to do is not severe, topsoil may be your best bet!




Is topsoil ok for growing grass?


Topsoil is composed of organic material that is removed from the top 6-12” of earth during development projects. Topsoil is useful for grading, grass seed, and is often used for direct planting if it is of suitable quality.




Does your topsoil have any additives?


No. Our topsoil is free of chemical additives. Our screened topsoil consists of 80% topsoil, 10% peat, and 10% sand. The peat is an organic material that provides additional nutrients. Mixing in coarse sand helps establish air pockets to break up the soil and provide proper drainage.




My soil is clumpy. Is that bad?


No. Topsoil is screened and sifted to make it easier to work with. Clumps form due to moisture in the air, especially during rainy months. Most clumps break up readily with rain and drying out naturally.




Why are there stones in my soil?


Stones and wood elements in the soil help to create the texture and space plants need for good growth. Any wood or grass pieces decompose, creating additional pore space for roots to grow and water to be held.




When do you have topsoil?


We have topsoil when it is available. Typically, sometime in March thru sometime in September or later.




What is the difference between driveway fabric and landscape fabric?


Driveway Fabric is a woven plastic-like material, making it more durable for tougher applications. Landscape Fabric is easier to cut and stretch holes for plants.




What size gravel should I use in my landscaping beds?


We recommend gravel size 57, 4, 34, or 3 in landscaping beds. Anything smaller is movable by leaf blowers and larger will not provide compact coverage to prevent weed growth.




How much area does a yard of mulch cover?


A yard of mulch will cover approximately 100 square feet, or a 10 foot x 10 foot area at 2 inches deep.




How much does a yard of mulch weigh?


1 yard of mulch weighs approximately 720 pounds.




How many bags of mulch are equal to a yard of bulk mulch?


Our bags of mulch measure 2 cu ft. It takes 13.5 bags to equal 1 yard of mulch.




What is the difference between hardwood mulch and bark mulch?


Our hardwood mulch is double shredded, recycled premium hardwood and dyed black, brown or red. Hardwood mulch breaks down slower than bark mulch, lasting longer in flower beds. Premium natural bark mulch is a double ground, naturally dark brown bark mulch.This mulch provides essential nutrients to your soil and plants and helps retain soil moisture and naturally discourages weed growth.




What base should I use underneath a pool?


We recommend mason sand under pools. Please follow the recommended depth according to your pool.




What type of stone should I use around my pool?


We recommend using a small, round stone. Anything sharp or jagged near a soft pool liner could damage the liner. If you plan to walk barefoot on the stone, we recommend 8 or 9 gravel.





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