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Tips & Advice

Tips & Advice: Tips & Advice

How to bring in a water sample for testing

You can collect the water in a sample bottle or any clean, plastic container. For best results, collect from the deep end of the pool, away from the pool wall, return jets, or skimmer. Invert the sample container to submerge, and return to the upright position at about an elbow’s depth (to avoid collecting surface water). Try to bring 8oz (250ml). Cap it tightly, keep it out of the sun, and bring it to us!

Beach Ball in Pool

How to Take Accurate Measurements

Having trouble calculating approximately how much aggregate you need for your project?  Either call us and we will be glad to help or use these easy methods!

  1. (Area of the space to be filled (l x w) x Desired depth of material*) ÷ 27 = # of yards needed  *Be sure to use "feet" as the unit of measurement for all calculations.

  2. Or visit our Aggregate Calculator here

Yellow Rulers

How much can I take?

How many LBS can your Truck or Trailer hold!?

  • Most light trucks should be able to carry 800 pounds.

  • Pickup trucks are typically designed for half ton (1000 lbs)

  • Three quarter ton (1500 lbs)

  • One ton (2000 lbs) 

The owner’s manual will tell you what payload you can take.

For example, the Ford F150 with a 6 cylinder was rated for 1000lbs load capacity. If the driver weighs 150lbs. that leaves 850lbs of load capacity.

Truck Bed

Weights Explained


In American English, a ton is a unit of measurement equaling 2,000 pounds. A tonne, also known as an imperial ton, is a unit of mass equaling 2204.6 lbs.

Simply a 205 lbs difference!


1 Tonne= 2204.6 lbs

We deal with YARDS of bulk aggregates, therefore 1 yard is approximately 2205lbs.  This weight will vary slightly depending on product and moisture level.


Make sure you hire the right contractor!

Take all of the stress and guesswork out of selecting a contractor to create your dream project.  We work with a number of highly regarded, reputable local landscape contractors which we will confidently recommend for you!

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