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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

First determine the number of cubic yards (volume) that you need, and then convert this quantity into tons (weight).

To calculate cubic yards, measure (in feet) the length, width, and depth of your project area. Multiply these three measurements, and then divide the result by 27 (length x width x depth / 27 = cubic yards). If you have an odd-shaped area, break it down into rectangular or square shapes and calculate each area one at a time.

Next, since sand and gravel is typically sold by weight (rather than volume), you need to convert the number of cubic yards into tons based on a conversion factor that accounts for the density of the specific product. To convert cubic yards to tons, multiply cubic yards by the conversion factor. Conversion factors for all of our products can be found on our price list.

You can use the calculator below to determine cubic yards for different shapes of project area, and then use our conversion factors to convert into tons.

Example:
A project area measuring 20’ x 10’ x 5’ has a volume of 1,000 cubic feet. Dividing 1,000 cubic feet by 27 results in 37 cubic yards. If your project calls for Road Mix ¾”, you would multiply 37 cubic yards by the conversion factor of 1.31, resulting in 48 ½ tons.

Yes, we can deliver your materials when and where you need them!

Our delivery fleet includes single dump trucks, trucks and pups, end dumps, and belly dumps. Single dump trucks carry up to approximately 15 tons of material, and our larger trucks carry up to approximately 28 tons.

Delivery rates are based on truck size (single or double load) and the round-trip driving time between our pit and your location. Please call our dispatch at (208) 368-0100 for a quote, or to schedule a delivery.

Our drivers make every effort to place your material where you need it, however, our trucks are large and require ample room to maneuver and turn around (the turning radius for a single is 35', and a double is 70').  Also, please let our drivers know if you have low hanging power lines or branches.

We are unable to provide any spreading services.

If you are coming to our pit to pick up your material, please stop by the scale house to get your truck and trailer tare weight (unladen weight), and for instructions on where to get loaded.

We offer a full range of products to meet the specifications of your project. Here are some general applications for some of our most popular products:

  • Drainage -  Fractured Drain Rock 1 1/2-2", Chips 3/4", Round Rock
  • Driveways -  Pit Run (base layer), 3/4" Road Mix 3/4"
  • Horse Arenas & Roundpens - Arena Sand
  • Playground Sand - Screened Sand 3/16"
  • Walkways -  Chips (3/8" or 1/2"), Pea Gravel, Manufactured Chat Sand, Slurry Sand, Road Mix 3/4"
  • General Fill -  PS1 Structural Fill
  • Landscape Rock -  Better Bark, Chips, Round Rock, Cobble Rock 

Yes, we have a large dump site conveniently located at 9501 S. Pleasant Valley Road (west side of road). 

  • We ONLY accept clean dirt and clean concrete.  We CANNOT accept any asphalt, rebar, plastic, trash, hazard substances, or any organic material.
  • We charge a flat rate of $50 per truckload of dumped material, except concrete which is charged at $7.50 per ton.
  • For more information, please call our dispatch (208) 368-0100 or stop by the scale house at the dump site.

All aggregate materials are weighed and sold in tons.  To estimate cubic yards, multiply tons (weight) by the product conversion factor on our product list.

Our materials are tested by an independent lab on a regular basis independent lab make sure they meet the industry standards for quality and consistency, including material specifications for Idaho Transportation Department (IDT), Ada County Highway District (ACHD), and Idaho Central District Health Department (CDHD).

If your project requires certain product specifications, please contact us for the applicable sieve analysis or Proctor compaction test.

Yes, our minimum product charge is $30 per load.

We accept all major credit cards, debit cards, and checks.  We do not accept cash.

To open an account and get invoiced for your purchases, please complete a credit application (download HERE).