Sand and Gravel
Ground Cover Supply stocks and delivers many types of crushed rock, gravel and sand. Our products are used in a variety of residential, commercial and industrial construction projects.
With our good selection of sand, gravel, rocks and decorative stones including granite, pea gravel, egg rock, marble chips, crushed brick and common gravel, you can always find the perfect stone at the best prices in our area.
Not only does gravel have many shades, but it has many uses. It’s a budget-friendly and versatile material that will meet many of your landscaping, drainage or pathway needs. More often than not, the main decision isn’t what color of gravel to choose – it’s what size to use. That’s because not all gravel is created equal. The size you would use for a walkway isn’t necessarily the best option for a rock garden. When you consider how much foot traffic the area will receive, then selecting the right size of gravel doesn’t have to be challenging.
Granite – #57 Stone
This product is granite that varies in size from, one-quarter inch to one inch. It is commonly used in French drains, dry wells, driveways and parking pads, for slopes up to 60 degrees and walking trails.
Granite Crusher Run
Often used as road base material, this product provides an excellent hard surface for various applications such as a floor for an outdoor shed, parking pad or as an economical base for flagstone walks and patios. It is a mixture if stones and dust.
This granite product is a sand-like product that is excellent for creating a smooth, hard surface. Use this in lieu of sand for your paver walkways and patios; you’ll get better results and it’s cheaper too!
River Gravel and Egg Rock
River gravel is a high quality clean gravel used for landscaping and decorative projects. These smooth river pebbles are are a mix of earth-tone colors: brown, white, and tan. River gravel is available in various sizes with the smaller sizes referred to as pea gravel and the larger sizes as egg rock. Recommended Coverage for all sizes is 100 square feet at two inches deep
Small Pea Gravel (#7) is most often used in general landscaping applications: driveways, walkways, and garden paths. Can also be used in plant beds as a rock mulch, just be sure the plants have woody stems. Small pea gravel is about half an inch across. Recommended Coverage: 100 square feet at 2 inches deep
Medium River Gravel (No. 57) is a smooth river pebble of mixed size, generally, half inch and one inch stones. It is popular for driveways and parking areas. It can also be used in general landscaping: walkways, rock mulch, and garden paths.
Large River Gravel (No. 4) is commonly called Egg Rock and these smooth river rocks are between one and two inches across. Egg rock is a mix of earth tone colors: brown, white and tan. Not all "Egg Rock" is the same size. It's just a broad term for larger river pebbles. This gravel is best used for driveways, landscape areas and drainage swales. It is generally too large to walk on comfortably. Recommended Coverage: 100 square feet at 2 inches deep
This product is excellent for pathways because of its smaller size. It is composed of 50 percent red fines and 50 percent one-eighth to one-quarter inch material. This material will make any walkway or pathway look great and since it’s so small it packs in without making a mess in surrounding areas.
There are basically three types of sand used for landscaping applications and building applications: masonry sand, top dress sand and play sand. These various types of sand and sand colors are used for different application including sand boxes, playscapes and playgrounds, volleyball courts, base for above-ground pools, paver applications and for adding to mortar or concrete for fieldstone patios and walkways.
Masonry sand is used for many residential, industrial and commercial hardscaping applications such as paving. This coarse sand is unwashed and has medium granules. One of the benefits of coarse sand is that it is much easier to work with and is better suited to hardscaping products and materials. This type of sand is generally used for paver applications and sand grouting.
Play sand is fine, soft, washed and white in color sand granules. Play sand is very safe for children and is widely used in recreational parks, playgrounds and sand boxes. Children can be amused for hours with a sand box in their own backyard.
Top dress sand is used for leveling and smoothing the surface of your lawn. It is a medium sand with 90 percent of its particles within 1.0 to 0.15 mm range. Additionally, this sand is also great for use under swimming pools and as play sand because of its uniform particle size. It won’t pack down creating a hard surface like river sand.