Gravel can be used for so many purposes. It is used to create roads, driveways, paths, in concrete etc.
So how much does gravel cost? The cost of gravel will vary depending on several factors. Generally gravel is purchased by the ton. A ton is 2,000 pounds. The price per ton of gravel will depend on the type of gravel being purchased. Decorative gravels will be more expensive than the simpler forms. The common white or greyish gravel will average around $28 per ton whereas the more decorative gravel will average between $38 and $72 per ton.
There are generally twelve varieties of gravel that can be purchased.
- Crushed stone
- Crushed rock
- Pay dirt
- River run
Gravel Price Factors
When determining what type of gravel needed for the project, discuss the various types with a professional to choose the right gravel. Shop around and locate the best prices for the gravel you are needed. Remember to also figure in the delivery cost of your gravel. It must be delivered by dump truck to your location and there will be delivery fees associated with the price. You will find more often than not that with delivery fees included, the closest quarries will be the cheapest priced because the delivery is less. In most areas river run gravel and creek gravel will be the cheapest available. Crushed stone and plateau gravel tend to be higher priced.