Silica River Rock
Silica River Rock is a somehwat clear, multicolored pastel decorative stone used for sitting areas, paths, and landscaping as well as many drainage applications. It is approximately 3/4" in size. This makes Silica River Rock great for:
- Spreading over a large area for a naturally looking and low cost patio area. Many people use Silica River Rock for a sitting area around a fire pit
- Replacing mulch for a lower maintenance decorative landscape covering
- Used for lining a pond or water feature for a natural look
- Filling Silica decorative containers
Silica River Rock is sometimes referred to as #57 Rounds.
If want to fill and area for a Silica, decorative gravel that's easy to spread and walk on, Silica River Rock is most likely the best option.
How do I get my gravel?
- Load the product directly into your truck or trailer using a "skid-steerer" (or Bobcat front loader). Keep in mind the truck bed needs to have an open top to use the loader. You are more than welcome to shovel it in a vechicle that has a closed top.
-Deliver your product in a dump truck that can dump in almost any paved area. We have trucks of various sizes that can fit almost any need.
-Delivery your product in a SuperSack which is a 3'x3'x3' bag on a pallet. The SuperSack is brought to you and placed in a paved area using a forklift on the back of the truck.
- Fill any container you bring! It's much cheaper than buying prepackaged bags.
- Install the product for you! Simply fill out this on-line form below (labeled "FREE ESTIMATES"), select an appointment time, and we will be out there to provide an immediate on-site estimate for the work you would like completed! As a general rule, installation labor is approximately $75.00 per ton plus the cost of the material...again just a ballpark so you know what to expect.
Please see below for more detailed information about delivery.
How much do I need?
This is the most common question we have and it is easy to figure out with our gravel calculator! Bulk gravel is sold by ton which. If you provide input a little information to our calculator, we will provide you with how much gravel you will need for your project. Simply get the width and length of the areas that you will be applying the gravel and input the information in our gravel project calculator, then select your desired depth of gravel. The calculator will figure out how many tons you will need! Make sure you consider the existing plants in the area, you will not be applying gravel on top of them so minus some of the area out for that!
Silica River Rock Calculator
Silica River Rock Coverage:
Each ton covers approximately 60 square feet at 4" deep, 80 square feet at 3" deep, or 120 square feet at 2" deep.
Silica River Rock does not compact so you do not need to account for a compaction ratio. However, if you're installing Silica River Rock on top of soil with no barrier between them, Silica River Rock will eventuall push into the soil and need refreshed after a matter of time.
Silica River Rock Color:
This stone generally ranges from partially transparent pinks, tans, geys, and reds. There is a variation in color depending on the location and depth in quarry.
Silica River Rock Shape/Size:
This stone is round in shape. The size of each grain is approximately 3/4".
Silica River Rock Material:
Weight of Silica River Rock :
Volume of ton of Silica River Rock:
21 Cubic Feet
Gravel Installation Instructions:
- Silica River Rock is often used as a ground covering. While Silica River Rock does not compact, it can get pushed into the soil over time if no barrier is placed between the soil and the gravel. It is recommended that a barrier such as Filter Fabric be placed on the ground before laying the gravel. This will not only help to keep the Silica River Rock from being pushed into the soil, it will make it much easier to remove the Silica River Rock should you want to do so.
- It is recommended that all ground covering, including Silica River Rock, is spread at a depth between 2" and 4". If no barrier is used between the soil and the Silica River Rock, some of the gravel will be pushed into the ground and this can be accounted for by laying more gravel when installed. Otherwise, more gravel can be added later to refresh the area.
- Silica River Rock is not recommended for construction purposes. While it has been used in the past for construction, it is not recommended due to its round shape which allows it to move and shift when force is applied. This also makes it not ideal for vehicles to drive on.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call our experts at 614-792-8686 or use the chat window at the bottom right of your screen.
Other Packaging Options:
This product is only available in bulk.
Bulk products in loose form will be dumped from our trucks or loaded by machine in your open truck. Unfortunately, we cannot mix bulk products on the same truck nor can we dump your product in more than one spot. If you are interested in multiple bulk products, you may want to consider selecting the Supersack packaging option, then you can mix the bulk products on the same truck if they are all packaged in Supersacks. We can bring up to 15 cubic yards or tons of bulk or packaged material to you per delivery. Please keep in mind that our drivers ability to place the product in the exact location you want it may be limited due to access and overhead obstructions. We ship product 7 days a week, but please provide a two day notice when orders are placed on-line. Please contact us with any other questions!
Due to the nature of bulk products, it cannot be returned for credit.