I D E L I N E S
-Bluestem usually handles
arrangements for customers. Trucking is billed
directly to the customer.
-Stone is most economically
shipped on full flatbed
semi trucks (usually 24 tons). The shipping cost is
usually the same even if the truck isnt fully
loaded, so it is most cost effective to ship in full
details, benches, tables) are shipped common
-Stone is always
transported on pallets which must
be loaded and unloaded with a forklift. Pallets of
stone usually weigh 3,000- 4,200lbs.
-Customers are responsible
for unloading pallets of
stone from the truck. This requires a fork lift.
-The delivery site must be
accessible to a typical
flatbed semi truck. Bridge weight limits and
roads/driveways with tight or sharp corners can
prevent the truck from reaching the delivery site.
COVERAGE PER TON
-Full Size stone (8 thick): covers about 20
square feet of wall or floor per ton. (A full 24 ton
truckload will cover 480 square feet)
-4 Stone Veneer: about 40 square feet of wall or
floor per ton. (A full 24 ton truckload will cover
960 square feet)
AVERAGE WEIGHTS OF
Fence Post: (8in x 8in x 6ft) 400lbs
Lintel: (4ft x 18in x 7in) 500 lbs
Bench: (4ft x 2 ft x7in) 800lbs including legs