California Quarry Products, 42057 3rd Street East, Lancaster, CA 93535, Open Monday-Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tel: (661) 942-3992, Fax: (661) 940-7672


The 25% and 67% Difference.

A "skip" is an open container used for transporting materials, such as the bucket on the front of a tractor.

Skips come in various sizes. Our skip for decorative rock, which is 5/8 of a cubic yard, covers 100 square feet at 2 inches deep for 2-inch or smaller rock.

Our skip gives you 25% more than what you would get with a half-cubic-yard (4/8) skip---a size commonly used by others---which only covers 80 square feet. (25% of 80 equals 20. Those 20 extra square feet are what you get with our 5/8-yard skip.)

Still others use an even smaller skip: 3/8 of a cubic yard. This covers a mere 60 square feet at 2 inches deep (or 120 square feet at one inch deep). Our skip is approximately 67% bigger than a 3/8-yard skip. (67% of 60 equals about 40. Those 40 extra square feet are what you get with our skip.)

When used for gathering our variety of high-quality soil amendments and barks, our mounded skip gives you approximately one cubic yard of material, which covers about 160 square feet at 2 inches deep.

Keep these coverage differences in mind when comparing prices based on a skip.