The weight of a cubic yard of gravel can vary depending on the type of gravel and its density. On average, it’s around 3,000 pounds (1.5 short tons), but it can range from 2,200 to 3,000 pounds or 1.1 to 1.5 short tons.

Gravel is one of the most important building material collected from river basin, mountains, rocks, small rocks, pebbles, loose and dry sand, aggregate and pea gravel.

A typical cubic yard of gravel can weigh anywhere from **2,400 to 2,900 ****pounds.** Or up to **about** **a** **ton** and a **half.** **In** **general,** **one** cubic yard of gravel provides enough material to cover **an** area **of** **100** **square** **feet** with 3 inches of gravel.

Weight of gravel depending on dry and wet condition, loose and their dense condition, compact, their mixture composition & particle size and it is made by crushed stone.

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Gravel is categorised according to their size, size more than 5mm put in the category of gravel, it is formed of igneous rocks. It is categorized as fine gravel (4 – 8 mm), medium gravel (8 – 16 mm), coarse gravel (16 – 32 mm), pebbles (32 – 64 mm), cobbles (64 – 256 mm) and Boulder more than 256mm.

You are looking to buying gravel and crushed stone for your construction work, preparing of concrete mortar, you need to know how much gravel you should purchase and you can load in your vehicle.

If the gravel is dry, it can weigh around 2,800 pound per yard while wet gravel weighs about 3,400 pound per yard. For estimating purpose, contractor’s and Builder’s would take 3,000 pounds or 1.5 tons.

Most of gravel supplier which are available nearly to you, will give you option to deliver gravel and crushed stone at your homes, for this they should cost some money for transportation. If you have a truck or vehicle that you can use to bring gravel to your destination or construction site, then it is cheaper and faster option for you.

**How much does a yard of gravel weight**

A cubic yard is volume of gravel that measures 1 yard (3 feet) deep, 1 yard (3 feet) tall, and 1 yard (3 feet) wide, this makes 27 cubic feet (3’×3’×3′) per cubic yard of gravel.

The weight of one cubic yard of dry gravel is typically about 3,000 pounds depending on its composition. If it’s wet, it can be as much as 3,400 pounds per yard

Similarly, a typical pea gravel weighs about 2,600 lb per yard, dry loose gravel weighs 2562 lb per yard, pea shingles weighs 3,236 lb per cubic yard, river rock (1″-3″ size) weighs between 2,400 to 2,700 pounds per yard.

In addition, one cubic yard of stone weighs between **2,835 to 3,375 pounds** or **1.4 to 1.7 tons, **while 2B (1/2″-3/2″ size) gravel weighs around 2,500 lb per yard.

Generally, one cubic yard of pea gravel provides 27 cubic feet of enough material to cover **a 100 square foot** area at a standard depth of 3 inches and costs between **$15 to $75 per cubic yard, **or between **$10 to $50 per ton.**

2 yards of gravel weighs about 6,000 lb. To find the weight of multiple cubic yards, multiply the weight of 1 yard of gravel by the total number of cubic yards you need.

In general, the typical weight of 3 yards of gravel is about 9,000 lb (or 4.5 tons), while 4 yards of gravel weighs about 12,000 lb (or 6 tons). Likewise, the typical weight of 5 yards of gravel is about 15,000 lb (or 7.5 tons), while 10 yards of gravel weighs about 30,000 lb (or 15 tons).

In addition, a half yard of gravel weighs about 1,500 lb (or 0.75 tons), while 15 yards of gravel weighs around 4,5000 lb (or 22.5 tons).

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A full size pick up can haul 2 cubic yards (6,000 lb) of gravel, while a small dump truck can haul 5 cubic yards (15,000 lb). Similarly, larger dump truck can carry 10 cubic yards (30,000 lb) or more of gravel.

One cubic yard of gravel is equivalent to 9 wheelbarrow. Each standard wheelbarrow can hold a 3 cubic foot of gravel, since there are 27 cubic feet in 1 yard, so this makes 9 wheelbarrow per yard. Each wheelbarrow of gravel weighs about 333 lb, so this comes out 3,000 lb for 9 wheelbarrow of gravel.

A yard of gravel equivalent to 54 standard 50 lb sacks. Each 50 lb bags yields volume about 0.5 cubic feet, since there are 27 cubic feet in 1 yard, so, this makes 54 bags per yard, this comes to be 2,700 lb of gravel.

**To estimate the amount of gravel required for a driveway 4 inches thick by 24 feet long by 10 feet wide:-**

1. Estimate cubic feet of gravel: Multiply length, width and depth to calculate the volume in cubic feet, like 24’× 10′ × 0.333′ = approx 80 cubic feet.

2. Estimate cubic yards of gravel: Multiply your cubic feet by 0.037 to find out volume of gravel in yards, like 80×0.037 = approx 3 cubic yards.

3. Estimate tons of gravel: Multiply your yards by 1.5 to find out the weight of gravel in tons, like 3×1.5 = approx 4.5 tons.

**Here’s are the table for weight different yards of gravel in pounds or in tons:-**

SL. No. |
Volume of gravel |
Weight in lb |
Weight in tons |

1 | 1/2 yards | 1,500 lb | 0.75 tons |

2 | 2 yards | 6,000 lb | 3 tons |

3 | 3 yards | 9,000 lb | 4.5 tons |

4 | 5 yards | 15,000 lb | 7.5 tons |

5 | 6 yards | 18,000 lb | 9 tons |

6 | 10 yards | 30,000 lb | 15 tons |

7 | 12 yards | 36,000 lb | 18 tons |

8 | 25 yards | 75,000 lb | 37.5 tons |

**How many pounds in a cubic yard of gravel**

In general, there would be 3,000 pounds or (1.5 tons) in one cubic yard of gravel, 6,000 pounds or (3 tons) in 2 yards, 9,000 pounds or (4.5 tons) in 3 yards, 12,000 pounds or (6 tons) in 4 yards, 15,000 pounds or (7.5 tons) in 5 yards, and there would be 30,000 pounds or (15 tons) in 10 yards of gravel.

**Gravel weight per cubic foot**

The typical weight of gravel is range between 104 to 126 pounds per cubic foot, or on an average of 110 pounds per cubic foot. The typical Dry gravel weighs about 104 pounds per cubic foot, while the wet gravel weighs about 126 pounds for one cubic foot. In addition, the typical pea gravel weighs about 96 pounds per cubic foot.

**Gravel weight per cubic metre**

The typical weight of gravel is range between 1,660 to 2,020 kilograms per cubic meter, or on an average of 1,780 kilograms per cubic meter (or 1.78 tons per m3 approximately). The typical Dry gravel weighs about 1,660 kg (1.66 tons) per cubic meter, while the wet gravel weighs about 2,020 kg (2 tons) for one m3. In addition, the typical pea gravel weighs about 1,545 kg per cubic meter.

**Gravel weight per square yard**

The typical weight of gravel is range between 156 to 190 pounds per square yard, or on an average of 167 pounds per square yard at 2 inches deep. At same thickness, the typical Dry gravel weighs about 156 pounds per square yard, wet gravel weighs about 190 pounds per square yard, and pea gravel weighs about 145 pounds per square yard.

**Gravel weight per square metre**

The typical weight of gravel is range between 83 to 100 kilograms per square meter, or on an average of 90 kilograms per square meter (or 0.09 tons per m2 approximately). At same thickness, the typical Dry gravel weighs about 83 kg (0.083 tons) per square meter, wet gravel weighs about 100 kg (0.1 tons) per square meter, and the typical pea gravel weighs about 77 kg per square meter.

**Gravel weight per square foot**

The typical weight of gravel is range between 17.5 to 21 pounds per square foot, or on an average of 18 pounds per square foot at 2 inches. At same thickness, the typical Dry gravel weighs about 17.5 pounds per square foot, wet gravel weighs about 21 pounds per square foot, or pea gravel weighs about 16 pounds per square foot.

**Gravel weight per gallon**

The typical weight of gravel is range between 14 to 17 pounds per gallon, or an average of 15 pounds per gallon. The typical Dry gravel weighs about 15 pounds per gallon, while the wet gravel weighs about 17 pounds per gallon. In addition, the typical pea gravel weighs about 13 pounds per gallon.

A cubic foot of gravel weighs about 110 pounds on average. There are about 7.5 gallons in one cubic feet. So 5 gallons of gravel will weigh about 75 pound. Or range between 65- 85 pound.

**Gravel weight per cubic inch**

The typical weight of gravel is range between 0.06 and 0.073 pounds per cubic inch, or on an average of 0.064 pounds per cubic inch. The typical Dry gravel weighs about 0.06 pounds per cubic inch, while the typical wet gravel weighs about 0.073 pounds for one cubic inch. In addition, the typical pea gravel weighs about 0.055 pounds per cubic inch.

**How much does gravel weigh**

SL.no. |
Volume Unit |
Weight of Gravel |

1 | 1 cubic yard | 3,000 lb |

2 | 1 cubic foot | 110 lb |

3 | 1 cubic meter | 1,780 kg |

4 | 1 square yard | 167 lb |

5 | 1 square meter | 90 kg |

6 | 1 square foot | 18 lb |

7 | 1 gallon | 15 lb |

8 | 1 cubic inch | 1.024 oz |

**0.5 cubic yard of gravel weight**

The typical weight of a half or 0.5 yard of gravel is about 1500 pounds (0.75 tons). For estimating purposes, 1 yard of gravel weighs approximately 3,000 pounds. So, 0.5 yards of gravel weighs = 3,000 × 0.5 = **1500 pounds**.

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**Conclusion:-**

The weight of a yard of gravel can vary depending on the type and size of the gravel. On average, a cubic yard of gravel weighs around 3,000 pounds or 1.5 tons and covers a 100 square foot at 3″ deep and costs between **$15 to $75 per cubic yard, **or between **$10 to $50 per ton.**