Have us install outdoor landscape lighting to further illuminate falls
and accent key plantings, or create a rock fire-pit with large boulder seating
and slate work for a year-round peaceful haven where you can sit and daydream
GOLLER GRADE & GRAVEL LLC provides delivery and hauling services. We truck products from chosen quarries
or numerous other sources and deliver to the customer's destination site. We are
not a gravel or topsoil yard, but instead purchase products at wholesale and
provide delivery service. This provides savings for the customer who, for
instance, requests a five yard load of gravel when the quarry delivers a minimum
of 10 yards, which is too much for the customer. We deliver 5 yard loads.
Generally, driveway gravel is 3/4- with fines
(binder). There are two choices: crushed gray granite and black basalt (darkest
in color). Black basalt tends to pack better. Also when a compactor is used
the sharp edges of the basalt are turned down to give a smoother surface. Jeff
is very adept at spreading gravel with his dump truck. There are various other
sizes of gravel available and some sizes are available without the fines (known
as "clean"). 1-1/2" clean black basalt is good for muddy driveways. 7/8"
drain rock is good for curtain and French drains.
What is the difference between Basalt and
These are geological terms referring to how the
stone was formed. Both are solid stones. For our purpose it serves as a
reference to the shape, color, and texture.
With its excavator, GOLLER GRADE & GRAVEL is
able to haul any size rock for rock walls and bulkheads and can place large
rocks (up to 3-man). We do have larger equipment availalble for bigger
rock. We also deliver specialty and ornamental rock for rockscaping and
flagstone for patios/paths and have traveled as far as Mount Rainer and the
Cascades for specialty rock.
How heavy is a one-man stone? Also a
half-man, three-man and four-man?
Sometimes rock is referred to as a one-man rock, or two-man rock. Stone is
measured by how many men it would take to muscle it into position by using an 8'
bar or lever. Because men come in different sizes and strengths, a one-man rock
can be anywhere between a small rock and a rock weighing up to three hundred
pounds; a two-man rock can weigh upwards of nine hundred pounds.
How many yards are in a ton?
This will vary per stone. A cubic yard is 3' x 3' x 3'. Gravel will weigh
approx. 1.4 ton per cubic yard. Half-man and one-man rock will vary. There are
2,000 pounds in a ton.
There are numerous types of bark, such as
large, medium, fine, screened fine bark and chunk or nugget bark (bright in
color), cedar chips, hog fuel, sawdust and compost available (see Topsoil
There are many types of topsoil, 3-way mixes
(generally 1/3 peat, 1/3 sand, and 1/3 bark, screened and sterile) as well as
5-way mixes. Compost is usually a mix of aged fine bark (such as alder) and cow
manure. Certified organic topsoil is available. There are also garden topsoils
available that contain a mix of 1/2 3-way mix and 1/2 compost. Rich, specialty
soils such as organic emu topsoil and blended Cedar Grove Compost are also
available, although they are more costly.
Goller Grade & Gravel can deliver pit sand
(sometimes used for fill or for under pavers), coarser washed sand (for concrete
mix) or sandy loam (1/2 topsoil, 1/2 sand which drains well).
ask us about other products you are interested in. Chances are we will be able
to point you in the right direction if we are not able to deliver them ourselves