Our stone is packaged on pallets containing 100 square feet of flats or 50 linear feet of corners. This will be adjusted depending on the order but those are the stock pallet amounts. Depending on the stone type the pallets will either be shrink wrapped, crated or covered with wire mesh prior to shipment. The flats pallets weigh approximately 1,500 pounds and the corner pallets weigh approximately 1,000 pounds. The relatively light pallets allow them to be delivered via common carrier and easily mobile on the jobsite.
Our standard delivery is what is referred to as curbside. The freight company will call you a day ahead of time to make the delivery appointment. The freight company will then unload the pallets off the truck using what is called a liftgate. A liftgate is a hydraulic platform on the back of the truck that the driver will use to lower the pallets to the ground. The pallets will be left at the end of the driveway and ready for your contractor to take over. It is important to inspect the pallets when they arrive on site for any damage.
Here are a few photos of stock pallets prior to being shrink wrapped and sent out: