Complete your next project with ease.
Adding gravel to a home landscaping or construction project is a great way to create texture and dimension. For an inexperienced gravel and stone user, predicting the proper amount for your project can be intimidating. Use our gravel calculator to simplify the process.
With the help of this gravel calculator, you can easily generate the amount of material you’ll need for any size project.
Measure twice, order once.
How to run a quick calculation.
- Simply enter the width, length and depth that you need and hit “calculate.”
- Contact us with your estimate to get a quote on your project.
*For all landscaping projects we recommend a minimum depth of 2-3 inches of material.
Common Questions About Determining Gravel Needs:
What are gravel ‘fines’?
- ‘Fines’ is the term used to describe the crushed rock and very small dirt and debris found in any gravel or decorative rock. There will typically be fines in gravel, unless it is referred to as “washed”. Our gravel calculator will help you determine how much you will need.
What kind of gravel is best for parking lots & driveways?
- Generally speaking, crushed gravel is great for parking lots, driveways and walkways. It compacts and doesn’t shift around as easily as round gravel. Round gravel used in these locations would be be more prone to shifting and creating an uneven surface. For drainage purposes or landscaping projects, round gravel would be the best choice. Run a quick calculation in our gravel calculator to get all of your materials ready.
Will gravel dusting affect how much I need to purchase?
- Gravel dusting occurs when gravel dries out. In order to avoid gravel dusting, spray the gravel with water to moisten the gravel and get rid of the dust. Fortunately, gravel dusting doesn’t affect how much gravel you need, which means you don’t need to account for it in our gravel calculator above.
Does decorative gravel cost more than regular gravel?
- There are many different kinds of decorative gravel including pea gravel, yellow round gravel, lava rocks, Mexican beach pebbles, red stone, river rock and white marble chips. The type, amount needed for your project and where you purchase your decorative gravel from all impact the price. It may or may not cost more than other gravels based on the factors listed above.