FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What are Builders?
A: Irregularly shaped stones. Most are 3"-6" thick and used for
Q: What does Chop mean?
A: Chop means a stone that has been chopped into brick shaped pieces
usually 3"-6" high and wide, with lengths from 6"-18". These are normally
used for fireplaces, walls, and borders.
Q: What is Coping?
A: Stone slabs usually 1"-2 1/2" thick, cut into widths about 12",
and various lengths. These stones usually have two flat sides and can be
easily stacked with or without mortar, similar to Drystack. Popular usage in
Q: What is Decorative Veneer?
A: A Veneer is a thin layer on the outside to give the appearance of
stone construction. Veneer's are used mostly around fireplaces and other
Q: What is Drystack?
A: Stone usually 3"-6" thick and 6"-8" wide, with various lengths.
Similar to Coping in having two flat sides and can be stacked with or
without mortar. These are very popular for retaining walls.
Q: What is Flagstone?
A: Stone cut in irregular shapes and sizes. This type of stone is
primarily used for patios, walkways, pool areas, and flooring.
Q: What is Ledgestone?
A: Stone that will be 2"-8" high and about 4" wide with two flat
side for easy stacking. Ledgestone is commonly used for walls, fireplaces,
Q: How much stone do I need?
A: Depending on the type of stone you desire, natural stone covers
an area of 15-100 square feet. It is best to have an idea of the area you
want to cover, and discuss the possibilities with one of our qualified sales
Q: How is stone sold?
A: Depending on the amount of stone needed, it is sold by weight.
Generally, retail sales are by the pound and wholesale sales are by the ton.
Q: What is the coverage of Flagstone?
A: Flagstone covers in the area of 100 square feet per ton depending
on the thickness.
Q: How much does a pallet of stone weigh?
A: Most pallets way between 1.5 and 2 tons (3000 to 4000 pounds)
depending on the type and thickness of the stone.
Q: What are River Rocks?
A: River Rocks are natural stones rolled smooth in river beds.
Q: What are Skimmers?
A: Skimmers are River Rock that are an average of 2 1/2" in height
and from 3 1/2" to 8" in length.