ALL OF OUR SCALES ARE ANNUALLY CERTIFIED BY THE STATE OF NEBRASKA
Picking Up Material: You may pick up material yourself at our location. We weigh your vehicle with you in it on our scale (we prefer everyone that is with you to be in the vehicle for all weigh-ins). Please stay on the scale until someone signals you off, either visually or vocally through the P.A. system saying "OK" or "Thank you". If you do not hear us we have not recorded your weight. Staying in your vehicle every time enables us to keep the "flow" of traffic going through the scale especially when we are busy. It also ensures accurate weights which benefits both parties.
If you have a pickup without a campershell or hard tonneau cover or a trailer, we can load materials for you with machinery. If you do have a campershell or hard tonneau cover or a car, van, etc., you will have to load materials yourself. Anyone is welcome to hand load at any time except for mulch.
You may load more than one product in your vehicle as long as you "scale in" after each product is added.
We do not carry any bagged material. If you need small amounts, you may bring your own containers such as buckets, plastic storage containers, boxes, trash cans, etc. Remember you will be loading these yourself and rock gets heavy quickly so do not overload your containers so that you do not hurt yourself when putting them into your vehicle also you have to unload when you get to back to your location.
A digital hand scale is available in the office that weighs material up to 300 pounds, more convenient for those of you who are getting smaller amounts such as one or two buckets or a couple of pieces of cobble or flagstone.
Deliveries: We deliver material in the Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska area and surrounding communities. We DO NOT DELIVER ACROSS STATE LINES. There are charges for this service. Charges depend on distance, quantity and what equipment is used. Bulk material is usually delivered onto your driveway, it is easier for you to shovel, but we can drop anywhere within reason. This decision is up to the driver. We have a flatbed semi with a piggy back forklift to carry palletized material.
All rock is sold as natural stone, with NO guarantees, refunds or exchanges. All Sales Final. Purchaser will waive all claim he may have and indemnify seller against claims by others for damage caused by trucks, etc. when delivery is requested beyond curb line.
Setting or Placing Boulders: We can set or place boulders for a fee. This service is weather dependant. This fee depends upon what equipment needs to be used and distance from our yard. We have two sizes of skid loader and an all-terrain forklift. There are some situations where boulders can not be set. Important information that we need - is the boulder going to the front yard or back yard? If a back yard is there a gate - how wide is the gate. If the gate from side to side is going up or down a hill. How flat is the yard? and many other questions. The most important thing the customer needs to do before delivery is to mark out any sprinkler heads if a sprinkler system exists and to leave the system off for two days minimum depending on grade of yard and weather. This helps keep damage to your lawn to a minimum. We take great care to keep damage to a minimum. The loaders will mat down your grass to some degree but should pop back up.
Rural Residential Driveways/Lanes: Steven can meet with you for a consultation to see if we can help you. If we can, we would prepare a bid. The material bid will be from Rogers Rock & Stone LLC. The labor and machine bid will be from Steven. Once you have approved the bid(s) with a signature, Steven will contact you to schedule the work.
Our Equipment can enable easy installations. There are always exceptions.
Rural Residential Roads (Driveways/Lanes) and Parking Areas: When building a new rural home, you will obviously need a driveway and you need to carefully consider the design of that driveway for convenience of maintenance and the most important thing, SAFETY. None of us like to think about a FIRE, but it does happen and We do NOT want Your driveway to hinder you in receiving the help that you need. You may want to call your local fire department to find out their needs for their equipment. Fire Trucks can be long and they can be heavy, modern fire trucks can weigh more than 40,000 lbs (20 ton). You want to think about any Waste Removal Company that you may hire and call them to find out where they would pick up your trash such as at the road end of your driveway. Remember Waste Refuse Trucks are also extremely heavy. Who is going to do your winter snow removal? If you or anyone else is doing it make sure you have snow blade raised guides on the bottom of your plow so that the rock is not bladed off the road. If the rock is bladed off it usually ends up in the grass along side your driveway.
Some general rules in design:
Make sure your lane is wide enough - a minimum of 12 feet and don't forget height. Planting trees next to your driveway can be attractive but make sure you have them back far enough to let them mature (think 10 to 20 years) so that they are not hanging down over the driveway.Not only Trees but Electrical or Phone lines crossing over your drive is another important issue. Our Dumptruck needs a minimum of 14 feet vertically (includes the exhaust stack) just to drive down your driveway and if we are laying rock the dump box is all the way up in the air needing a minimum of 18 feet in height at 12 foot wide.
Curves - need to be wide enough for maneuvering longer vehicles such as Fire Trucks or maybe a Moving Truck, Furniture Delivery Trucks, our Kenworth Dump truck with a 5 ton trailer attached.
Do you have a bridge on your driveway? Make sure it will support the weight of your local Fire Equipment which may actually be heavier than our Trucks.
Other things to consider when plotting your driveway is in a torrential rain how is the water going to run on your property. Winter Wind that can drive snow and lastly ice. We know that this is not a cheap project but neither is a Concrete or Asphalt Driveway. Driveway Maintenance is something easy to forget when the weather is nice but if it is not maintained the driveway will let you know once you have any wet weather.
Once you have established a road design, it is time to Install Rock. If you are using a budget you can do the Base first and wait to top.
1) Establish a base - this is your most important step as this is the foundation of your road. The better the base, the better the road. 3" Clean Recycled Concrete Road Rock (really is about 3" - 5" sizing) is your go to product. We like to install about a 6" layer. This product is hard to truck spread and if we are installing, Steven would use a Skid loader and then wheel roll it for some compaction. Yes, this is a large material but you want your base to last you do not want to have to do this part again.
2) Topping - This would be the last step and is more for ease of walking, smoother drive and aesthetics. 1 1/2" Clean Limestone at about a 2" layer. Depending on your road design, it can either be truck spread or installed with a Skid Loader or both. Truck Spread can be done but usually have a small hump (like a speed bump) at the beginning that could be left or scattered out by hand or machine.
Winter - If you or anyone else is doing snow removal make sure you have raised guides on the bottom of your plow so that the rock is not bladed off the road. If the rock is bladed off it usually ends up in the grass along side your driveway. In the spring, you will want to rake the rock off the grass and back onto the road. You will want to do this so that your grass doesn't die off or to prevent the lawn mower from catching and throwing the rock and so that you still have rock on the drive and don't have to spend the money to re-rock.
You have had your road for a year or so, Now What? Questions would be is the road still flat or do you have a hump in the middle with weeds or brush growing? Is there any ruts ( vehicle or erosion or both) or soft spots (water sitting)? Are your soft spots due to a natural spring?
1) Spray your weeds, if you do not spray they can be removed with skid loader (Do you want them and any rock debris to be dumped somewhere on your property or hauled away?)
2) The Hump needs graded out. Ruts and Soft Spots need to be cored out 6" - 8" deep and filled with 3" Clean Recycled Concrete Road Rock and then can be topped with the 1 1/2" Clean Limestone if desired.
3) If your soft spots are due to a natural spring, there may be some extra steps that need to be taken to fix the road issue.