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Old 05-26-2011, 10:01 PM   #1
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We are debating on whether to buy red lava pebbles or Western stone for our patio area which has no plants.

Lava
http://www.menards.com/main/building...725-c-5784.htm


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http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...iw=981&bih=661

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dinosaur -

the posts are wothless for evaluating the acceptibility for your appication since no details on the application are provided.

Any time an aggregate id listed as produced by by "various suppliers" shows there is little control and guarantees about the ACTUAL properties the seller provides.t
Lava rock is not produced, but it is a myriad or coloers and sizes depending on what site it was excavated from and processed. Most lava rock is from a number of different states depending on the freighht rates, which are more important to the retailer than the variable properties.

As an example, The major cost of aggregate is the freight from the quarry to the retail outlet and not the actual material cost. If you are located far from the source, the cost will be high. Since it is a natural product, the variations are large.

You can go crazy trying to nit-pick the details and costs, let alone the aggregate density, size and shape.

If you like it, just buy it!!

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dinosaur -

the posts are wothless for evaluating the acceptibility for your appication since no details on the application are provided.

Any time an aggregate id listed as produced by by "various suppliers" shows there is little control and guarantees about the ACTUAL properties the seller provides.t
Lava rock is not produced, but it is a myriad or coloers and sizes depending on what site it was excavated from and processed. Most lava rock is from a number of different states depending on the freighht rates, which are more important to the retailer than the variable properties.

As an example, The major cost of aggregate is the freight from the quarry to the retail outlet and not the actual material cost. If you are located far from the source, the cost will be high. Since it is a natural product, the variations are large.

You can go crazy trying to nit-pick the details and costs, let alone the aggregate density, size and shape.

If you like it, just buy it!!

Dick
the Menards is right around the corner from me. I was wondering which ones is a more "popular" option?
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We are debating on whether to buy red lava pebbles or Western stone for our patio area which has no plants.

Lava
http://www.menards.com/main/building...725-c-5784.htm


Western stone
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...iw=981&bih=661
If you're just looking for an opinion, my opinion is that the Western Stone looks better.
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here is the area that I would like to put the rocks/pebbles in.

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I have three 11 x 2 sq ft areas here. How many bags would I need for bags that are 1/2 cu ft vs 1 cu ft?

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