One cubic foot of gravel weighs, on average, 330 pounds, or about 150 kilograms. This average weight assumes that the cubic foot of gravel is dry.
Gravel out of water weighs almost half as much as dry gravel. This measurement is for construction-grade gravel, used for building and landscaping purposes. The average particle size for this type of gravel is about 1/4 of an inch. For lighter-grade, smaller-particle sand, the weight is lower. However, gravel with sand added to the aggregate has dramatically increased weight. Dry gravel has a specific gravity, or the ratio of density compared to that of water, of 1.52.Learn More
One square yard of asphalt that is 1 inch thick weighs 110 pounds, so 36 inches thick is 3,960 pounds per cubic yard, which is nearly 2 tons. A total of 1,548 tons of asphalt makes a 1-mile stretch of road 24 feet long at a thickness of 2 inches.Full Answer >
Granite tiles come in varying thicknesses, so the weight of a square foot will depend on which thickness is right for the job at hand.Full Answer >
Rip rap weighs between 1.5 and 2.0 tons per cubic yard. Rip rap varies in weight because smaller sizes of rip rap can pack more stone into each cubic yard. Rip rap is crushed stone that has been separated by size; it comes in various size categories.Full Answer >
A cubic yard of gravel weighs between 2,200 and 2,600 pounds, depending on the type of gravel selected. Washed gravel and limestone base tend to be heavier, while landscape gravel and washed limestone are the lightest.Full Answer >