How much are gravel prices per ton?

 

Gravel prices per ton….. not as easy as you may think!

 

Home improvement DIY stores provide options to buy gravel in ‘bulk’ bags or in 20-25kg bags.

These are great options for you if you’re a DIYer looking to top up you patchy gravel driveway.

Online stores will show a big picture of a bulk bag, a price and then under this, they’ll explain how many metres one bag will cover at a specified depth.

But what about if you have a larger project in mind?

Then your going to need to know gravel prices per ton?

 

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Wholesale Distributors – Do they provide gravel prices per ton?

 

Possibly!

But again (and frustratingly) they will generally provide prices for bulk bags of 750kgs to 850kgs.

If we keep in mind that 1 UK ton is generally accepted to be equivalent to 1,000 kgs, then we’re not close to a ton.

The limit on bags seems to be 850 kgs. Whilst it’s impressive that bags can be made this strong (and lifted)… it’s still not a ton!

So to get an accurate cost will not be easy.

Before we start to calculate gravel prices per ton, lets get a few things straightened out:

 

For clarification:

1 Metric ton = 1000 kgs

1 Long ton = 1016 kgs

1 Short ton = 907.18 kgs

1 Imperial Tonne = 1016.04 kgs

Right?

For simplicity, lets keep to metrics and ignore the short ton, as only Americans use this.

For our purposes (with the UK being geographically attached to Europe) 1 ton is 1000 kgs.

So, when calculating tonnage, remember that any ordering will usually provide you with a maximum of 850 kgs per bag.

So if you needed 5 ton, then 5 x 850 kgs would give you 4250 kgs.

This means you are short of 750 kgs!!!!

Similar to supermarket price mismatching, this anomaly causes confusion when trying to answer the simple question…..

 

How much are gravel prices per ton????

 

Irritatingly, it just seems that the price of gravel will just have to be calculated on the basis of 850 kgs!

Some aggregate suppliers will give you a price per ton.

Just confirm it is a ton!

Click below for some options on buying a ton.

Gravel grids are useful to both stop gravel displacement and add stability, price them in too.

Read more on low maintenance driveways here.

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Steve Goldstone
Author: Steve Goldstone

Steve has been in the driveway and construction industry for a long time and knows his stuff. His aim is to help consumers see the wood through the trees in the world of concrete, resin, paving and patios!