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Purchasing a Toilet? Learn About Different Toilet Options

If you are looking to replace an old toilet, you must first select a new one. When you head into a home improvement store, you likely have no idea what awaits you inside of the store. Once inside, you will realize that are many different options when it comes to toilets. As you browse for a new toilet you have to decide whether you want a wide-mouthed toilet or a standard-sized one. You will have to decide if you want a low flush toilet or a standard one. And there are even toilets with luxury options such as sensors and heated seats. As you browse through my website, I hope you learn more about the different options you can find on toilets and it helps you select the one that is best for your needs.

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Estimating the Amount of Gravel You Will Need for Home Improvement Projects

When a quarry or stone supplier sells gravel by the ton or fraction of a ton, you may have a difficult time estimating how much gravel you need. Home improvement projects involving gravel are difficult to envision in gravel tonnage, and it would help to have some visual aid or verbal description. Here is a description of what various amounts of gravel will do for your projects. 

The Quarter Ton

A quarter ton of gravel covers anywhere from a few square feet to less than ten square feet depending on the size of the gravel. Pea gravel covers more, and large, chunky gravel covers less. This is the biggest reason for pre-measuring the areas you want to cover with gravel before you order it. It is better to have too much gravel than not enough. Additionally, most heavy-duty pick-up trucks can carry close to a quarter ton of gravel, so you could pick up your gravel order yourself if you have a truck.

The Half Ton

The half ton of gravel covers twice as much ground as the quarter ton. You will, however, need assistance getting this much gravel to your property/residence, which is why quarries and stone suppliers suggest and/or offer delivery of your order. As a visual, the half ton looks like a small hill of gravel in your driveway, roughly a few feet high and several feet wide at the base.

The Full Ton

The full ton requires a dump truck like The Dirt Hauling Doozie for delivery. There is no other way to get this much gravel to your property by yourself. Some quarries and stone suppliers may throw in delivery with the purchase price of a ton of gravel, so that does help. The full ton will lay the foundation for a fifty- to one-hundred foot driveway, give or take a few feet based on the size of the gravel. Better estimates are garnered if you talk to the quarry stone seller or stone supplier and give them the measurements you took of the areas you want to cover with gravel.

Differences Between the Standard Ton and the Metric Ton

The metric ton is a little lighter and thus less than the standard ton. If you are looking for more than a standard ton but less than a a ton plus another quarter ton, opt for a metric ton. The metric ton comes in just under a ton and a quarter, giving you a little extra gravel without giving you too much. A metric ton will also have to be delivered by dump truck.