How Much Does Class 5 Gravel Cost?
Class 5 gravel is crushed limestone – a mixture of sand and small rocks – which compacts nice and hard. It’s commonly used for roads, parking lots and driveways.
How much does it cost?
- The average cost of Class 5 Gravel is about $7 to $15 per ton. The costs will depend on the company you purchase it from and the amount purchased at once. If you order class 5 gravel in bulk, you can usually ask for a discount. Repeat customers like landscapers or construction companies are also offered lower rates. The delivery charge and your geographic location are also some of the other factors to be considered. Typically, class 5 gravel costs less in remote areas.
- Shakopeegravel.com, for instance, charges $7.29 to contractors and $10 to the public.
What is going to be included?
- If you want to buy class 5 gravel in bulk and use your own vehicle to transport it home, it is recommended that you coordinate with the stone yard office first. To determine or calculate the cost of your purchase, your vehicle will be weighed, then the gravel will be loaded, and then the vehicle will be weighed again with the load this time.
What are the extra costs?
- Many companies have a minimum order if you want to have it delivered.
- Taxes may not be included.
Tips to know
- Make plans on how you will transport your class 5 gravel order, especially if you are buying wholesale. Look for a supplier that offers delivery services for bulk orders and don’t forget to ask about delivery fees right off the bat.
- Class 5 gravel can be purchased from home improvement stores like Lowe’s or Home Depot; from sand or gravel dealers; from material supply companies and landscape yards; and from the gravel plant or pit.
- Gravels can usually be purchased by the bag at home improvement centers, and by the bag, yard or ton at material and landscape supply yards.
- If you’re using your own vehicle to haul the class 5 gravel back home, don’t forget to line the back of your vehicle with a small tarp. Not only will it be more convenient to unload the gravel later, it will also save your vehicle bed from scratches.
- Don’t go into stone yards when it’s raining. It’ll probably be a mud pit in there.
- Take note that a gravel driveway is susceptible to potholes. You can do a “quick fix” for this by just adding more gravel into the potholes and then tap it down. However, this solution is not long-term and will only lead to more potholes in the same area. The long-term solution for potholes is by using big tools and heavy machinery that can compact gravel and reduce loose layers of rock.
How can I save money?
- To save money, buy in bulk or by the yard. You can also cut out the “middle man” and avoid price markups by going directly to the local supplier.
- If you’ve been ordering gravel in the past from one provider, it is best if you order the class 5 gravel again from the same provider so that you can ask for a discount.