Materials Conversion Chart

Information to help you with planning your project.

Gravel or sand coverage per ton of material:

  • 1″ Depth = 220 S.F. coverage
  • 2″ Depth = 110 S.F. coverage
  • 3″ Depth =  73 S.F. coverage
  • 6″ Depth =  36 S.F. coverage
  • 9″ Depth =  24 S.F. coverage

Topsoil/compost coverage per ton of material:

  • 1″ Depth = 300 S.F. coverage
  • 2″ Depth = 150 S.F. coverage
  • 3″ Depth = 100 S.F. coverage
  • 4″ Depth =  75 S.F. coverage

Mulch or topdessing coverage per cubic yard of material:

  • 1″ Depth = 324 S.F. coverage
  • 2″ Depth = 163 S.F. coverage
  • 3″ Depth = 108 S.F. coverage

Wallstone, Boulders and Flagstone:

  • Drywall Loose fit Stone:  12 to 15 face feet per ton or (1 ton will build a wall of approximately 1’x1’x15′)
  • Boulders for purpose of retaining soil (boulder wall):  5 face feet per ton
  • Granite boulders range 150-200 lb’s per cubic foot.  (there fore a roundish boulder of 2’x2’x3′ could weigh approximately 1 ton)
  • Flagstone 1″ thick = about 13 pounds per square foot (approximately 150 square feet per ton)
  • Flagstone 1.5″ thick = about 20 pounds per square foot (approximately 100 square feet per ton)
  • Flagstone 2″ thick = about 27 pounds per square foot (approximately 74 square feet per ton)