Limestone Screenings

Material Calculator

Disclaimer: This calculation tool is for general use only and provides only an approximate estimate of product requirements. Ferndale Gardens makes no claims as to the accuracy of the calculation below and recommends its use at your own risk and satisfy yourself of the product quantity to purchase.

Limestone screening calculator

  • Click on "Material Calculator" text (below the heading of the page)
  • Dial your area length and width (in feet) in the white fields.
  • Dial the depth (the layer thickness) of limestone screening you require (in inches).
  • Click "Calculate!"
  • Round up the result to be multiple of 0.5 cubic yards, the minimum quantity we can sell.

Usage of limestone screenings for paved areas

Limestone screening is widely used in making trails, walkways, patios, residential driveways. If you compact a layer of limestone screening you get a solid surface that sheds water and inhibits the growth of weeds. This material is also suitable as fine aggregate for hot-mix asphalt. Limestone screening is NOT recommended as a base for driveways and roads with heavy traffic. Granular A or Crusher Run is a better choice in this case.

Compactable gravel

The properties of limestone screening are similar to that of crusher run. The difference is limestone screening is easier to compact due to smaller particles. That's why do-it-yourselves like using limestone screenings in a number of home and yard projects, such as:

  • diverting water away from buildings
  • elevating the level of areas prone to flooding
  • installing flagstone paths (as a base)
  • creating elevated gardens (like rock gardens)

I use this aggregate to fill the spaces between natural stones in my steeply tilted rock garden to create soil pockets. The layer of compacted limestone screenings retains the water preventing the soil from washing out of the pockets and allowing the water to stay in the pockets longer after a rain or watering.

Quarter-inch minus

Our limestone screening is an aggregate with 1/4 inch minus particle size. It means this aggregate does not contain particles larger than a quarter-inch size.

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Last updated on March 25, 2022

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