• $850.00/ Skid

Armour Stone, 9' and 10-inch high

Armour stone price & characteristics

$850/skid is the price.

On average, there are 8 pieces of this armour stone on a skid with an average length of about 2.5'. Each stone is 9 or 10 inches high; the length is random. The bed depth is from 1.5' to 2'. On average, one armor stone weighs 600 - 700 lbs. You can make approximately 27 - 30 linear feet of one skid, hence per linear foot cost of this stone is about $31.5+tax.

The above data is estimated to help roughly calculate your spending on the material.

This armor stone is of dark grey color.

Armor stone retaining wall cost

How to calculate the cost of a retaining wall as a DIY project? Calculate the cost of the armour stone first. Let us presume you need 18 feet long, and 30" high retaining wall. Every foot length of this material costs about $31.5+tax. One 18-feet long row of the armor stone will cost $31.5x18= $567 (+tax). If the stones are 10" high, three rows of them are required to build a wall that is 30" high, so the armour stone cost is tripled: 567x3= $1,701(+tax).

Depending on your conditions, you may need other materials, like drainage stone or filtration fabric. Estimate how much of them are required and add to the cost. Also, add the cost of usage of equipment and/or any labour (if you hire somebody rather than doing all the job yourself).

The above approximate calculation relates to the armour stone represented on this page. If you want to calculate the cost of a retaining wall made of another wall stone, you need to know the approximate price of this stone per linear foot. Ask this value from where you are going to buy the stone or ask them for approximate linear footage of a skid. To calculate per linear foot price, just divide the skid price by the linear footage of the skid. The result will be approximate per linear foot cost that can be used in the retaining wall cost calculation similar to what I did above.

Buy armor stone!

You can visit our yard at 44 Hart Dr. in Barrie to pick out your skid(s) of stone. Please, check the hours (on the Contact page) before coming.

If you want us to deliver your armour stone contact-free, please contact us. We can deliver one skid or more armor stones in Barrie and the area, up to 3 skids per truck ride.

The stone should be prepaid before delivery. You can pay in person in the yard or remotely over the phone. We can also set up the possibility of paying through our website for you. Write at manager@rocksandgravel.ca if you prefer to pay through the website.


Usage of the armor stone for building walls

Due to the uniform heights of the rocks on a skid, this material is perfect for building walls. The rocks are heavy enough (600 - 700 lbs each) to make a heavy-duty and durable retaining wall. If built correctly!

You have to be aware that a 10-inch high stone is hard to move with a dolly. These stones are not manually manageable, so it is difficult to put them on a dolly and move the dolly manually. You need a powered machine to move these stones.

Some of the stones weigh more than 700 lbs.

When building a retaining wall, make sure that the filling material behind it drains quickly. Otherwise, heavy, wet back-fill will add pressure on the wall, and the wall fails. A layer of 3/4 clear stone behind the retaining wall provides enough drainage in most cases. Still, this drainage stone needs to be protected from clogging. Cover the drainage stone layer with filtration fabric. Without filter protection, fine-textured soils will gradually accumulate between the pieces of drainage stone, and the drainage for the retaining wall fails. In the case of considerable water flow, use a perforated drainage pipe wrapped into filter fabric.

Other usages of the armour stone

The large blocks of rock-faced limestone can be used for rock gardens, raised beds, or as accent/sitting stones in the hardscape. This product is moderately priced and simple. Other kinds of armour stones are also available in our stone yard.

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Last updated on Nov 19, 2022

NOTE: This product can NOT be purchased online. If you want to buy it, please, contact us.

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