Prices for gravel are given in tons and cubic meters


Depending on the supplier, the prices for gravel are given in tons or cubic meters. For the conversion and a price comparison the density of the gravel sorting is used. Usually, the cubic dimension of one cubic meter is offered in the container form of BigBags.

Calculation examples for weight and volume

The shorter calculation path is given in most cases when specifying the cubic meter cubic meter. After determining the space to be replenished like an excavation by means of length times width times height, the cubic meter price can simply be multiplied by the density value.

Calculation example for cubic meters:
The excavation to be filled measures two times three meters by one meter (m).
2 x 3 x 1 m = 6 cubic meters.
The density in tonnes (t) of the selected gravel sorting is 1.5 t / cubic meter.
6 cubic meters x 1.5 = 9 tons is the specific gravity of the required gravel.

Calculation example for tons:
The tonne price for the selected gravel is twenty euros (EUR) and the density is 1.5 cubic meters. The required amount must fill the space of six cubic meters.
6 cubic meters divided by 1.5 t = required amount of gravel in specific weight
Specific weight x 20 EUR = price

Condition affects density and price

For most suppliers, volume prices are higher than prices for bulk weight. This is mainly due to the lower cost of delivery and delivery. While weight is simply poured, volumes are balanced and pre-packed in a container, usually a BigBag.

The coarser the required gravel, the more accurate and tolerance-free is the density of the material. "Thick" stones, after being dumped in their final position, come to rest faster than finer gravel sorts. The following aspects affect the price:

  • Condition of the gravel: dry, damp or wet
  • Sorting of ingredients: grain and stone sizes
  • - Cleanliness of the gravel: Clays of clay and clay or cleaned gravel

Tips & Tricks

When filling gravel, bear in mind that densifications are possible with finer grades and the leveling decreases. Calculate an appropriate amount of overhang in volume or weight.


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