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.

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.





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.

What is the difference between dragon melt and salt?


Dragon Melt is a salt and magnesium blend. The magnesium helps melt the snow at a lower temperature. It is dyed green, making it easier to see ground coverage when spreading. Dragon Melt works at temperatures as low as -15°. Salt melts at temperatures as low as -5°.




What should I use to melt ice on my concrete driveway?


We recommend calcium chloride for concrete driveways. It is less corrosive to concrete surfaces. Plus it melts at a lower temperature than normal salt, calcium chloride works at temperatures as low as -25°.




What is the difference between bulk salt and bagged salt? Which should I use in my salt spreader?


Bulk salt has a finer consistency than bagged salt. Your spreader will designate which type of salt you should use.




Do you have winter salt loading hours?


We have no set salt loading hours outside or our regular hours. Occasionally due to inclement weather we will open for additional hours. This will be advertised on the website and our facebook.





Winter F.A.Q.

What is the difference between dragon melt and salt?


Dragon Melt is a salt and magnesium blend. The magnesium helps melt the snow at a lower temperature. It is dyed green, making it easier to see ground coverage when spreading. Dragon Melt works at temperatures as low as -15°. Salt melts at temperatures as low as -5°.




What should I use to melt ice on my concrete driveway?


We recommend calcium chloride for concrete driveways. It is less corrosive to concrete surfaces. Plus it melts at a lower temperature than normal salt, calcium chloride works at temperatures as low as -25°.




What is the difference between bulk salt and bagged salt? Which should I use in my salt spreader?


Bulk salt has a finer consistency than bagged salt. Your spreader will designate which type of salt you should use.




Do you have winter salt loading hours?


We have no set salt loading hours outside or our regular hours. Occasionally due to inclement weather we will open for additional hours. This will be advertised on the website and our facebook.





Masonary F.A.Q.

What is the difference between dragon melt and salt?


Dragon Melt is a salt and magnesium blend. The magnesium helps melt the snow at a lower temperature. It is dyed green, making it easier to see ground coverage when spreading. Dragon Melt works at temperatures as low as -15°. Salt melts at temperatures as low as -5°.




What should I use to melt ice on my concrete driveway?


We recommend calcium chloride for concrete driveways. It is less corrosive to concrete surfaces. Plus it melts at a lower temperature than normal salt, calcium chloride works at temperatures as low as -25°.




What is the difference between bulk salt and bagged salt? Which should I use in my salt spreader?


Bulk salt has a finer consistency than bagged salt. Your spreader will designate which type of salt you should use.




Do you have winter salt loading hours?


We have no set salt loading hours outside or our regular hours. Occasionally due to inclement weather we will open for additional hours. This will be advertised on the website and our facebook.





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