We can give you a rough idea of the volume by examples in person, but often we'll have you load what you think you'll need and then come back to the office to show us, where we will evaluate the amount.
Sure, assuming it doesn’t weigh more than the truck or trailer is rated to handle. We are pretty good at sizing up your vehicle, and loading a safe amount of material.Still, if you’re driving the load yourself, it’s important to understand your vehicle’s hauling capacity, as well as how your vehicle behaves when fully loaded. Trailers can be especially difficult, due to the risk of fishtailing.
If you’re pushing the weight limit, stay off major highways and Interstates, and keep your speed under 45 mph. To plan a safe project you really need to determine the weight of the specific material you’re ordering. However, here are some general guidelines to give you an idea of how many trips it might take for a big project:
These measurements will give you an idea of the volume, but the weight of each material is a very important consideration. Generally a typical pick-up, carrying rock or sand (our heaviest materials) is recommended not to exceed one yard (~1 ton). Lighter materials, such as compost may be able to do 1.5 yds, and the lightest such as bark or clean green waste can carry up to 2 yds, after which the volume will spill over the bed sides.
Yes, if you are hand-loading you are more than welcome to get less than 1/2 yard of material. We can sell amounts down to 5 gallon bucket increments. Another option is our bagged material which comes in 1-2 cubic feet per bag.
Delivery- If you are getting material delivered to your home or site, 1/2 yard is our minimum.
We cannot drive on lawns, but we can drop off material on them if our
delivery truck wheels stay on pavement or a hard surface. We do not drive on
cement. All dumping locations are discretion of the professional driver while keeping safety and liability in mind.
Any concrete that is larger than 24" +12" thick is considered oversized. We do accept it but the charge is a little more, we also ask that any rebar or wood must be cut away from the edges of the concrete.
It depends, at a higher cost you can drop it off mixed for a higher drop-off cost because we will have to do the separating. If you'd like to save a bit of money you can do this at home before you come in, and this courtesy is appreciated by our yard staff.