DuluthDirt.com
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I pick up dirt and rock?  

Yes, but it has to be "scheduled".  When you are ready to come, call me, I will check with Pat to find out when he will be here, I will call you back and tell you what time to come.  Otherwise you may find yourself waiting for an hour or so if he is on a delivery.

Where are you located?

5192 N. Tischer Rd.  Duluth.  We stock pile the materials on the property to the south (to the right) of our home.  You will see an old red dump truck up on a boulder retaining wall at the entrance of the driveway.  See a picture of it at bottom of this page


How much rock/dirt can my Ford F150 carry? 
Up to about 1300lbs, (1/2 cubic yards of rock and approx.  3/4 yard of dirt) depending on how the truck is optioned (truck weight and rear axle weight). Look at the GVWR on the sticker on the inside of the driver's door, and subtract the actual weight of the truck from that number, that will give you a close estimate (as long as you don't overload the rear axle).

What does 2 or 3 yards of dirt look like in a pick up truck?
Heaping load on a full size pickup is approximatly 2.5 cubic yards
Full size pickup level full is approximatly 2 cubic yards
Max load on a large heavy duty pickup is approximatly 1 to 1 1/2 yards.

How do I figure out how much I need if I have a _____ shaped garden or area?

Visit these sites for a yardage calculator...


http://www.greatwesternsupply.net/yardage-calculator/
http://www.calculatorsoup.com/calculators/construction/cubic-yards-calculator.php



                               Conversion Chart 

(sq. feet to cubic yards) 1 cubic yard will cover the following amount of square feet

1" Deep 320 square feet       2" Deep 160 square feet        3" Deep 108 square feet
 4" Deep 80 square feet      6" Deep 54 square feet         12" Deep 27 square feet

 

What is the recommended depth for materials?

Soils   3"-4"        Bark mulches 3" - 4"          1 1/2" Rock  3"- 4"
   
How much dirt do I need to put down to grow grass? 
Typically 2"-3" depending on your area and slope.  You want to have enough soil for the roots of the grass to grow into and enough to spread out and make your area even.


Can you drive into my yard and dump? 
We can under very dry conditions.  We will not be responsible for any tire tracks or ruts.  We also have to be careful of any overhead wires or tree branches when we lift the box to dump.


What's the smallest load you will deliver?
We will delivery any quantity even less than a yard.  We have a delivery charge based on quantity and location.

Do I have to be home when you deliver? 
No,  we make many deliveries when people are not home.  Just tell us where to dump (or leave a marker) and leave a check.


Do you take credit cards? 
Yes, but we do charge a fee of 3.9% (that is what the bank processing fee is for us).  We do have PayPal available but that has a 3% fee.  




Many people like to see all the products we carry
 you are welcome to come and take a look!

Please visit our "Product Details" page for more information.

Or call Kathy at 525-1449