Glossary

Aggregates

Sand, soil, gravel and a number of other loose soil particles that range in size, shape and color and may be used in the mixing of cement or for other uses within the landscape.

Ashlar

Architectural fieldstone and flagstone that is cut in random-sized squares and rectangles used for walls, fireplaces, columns and to pave any surface. Available in 3- to 5-inch thickness or in premium 2- to 3- inch thickness.

Bricks & Cobbles

Belgium border blocks & cobbles are similar in shape to manufactured bricks but are larger in size. These natural flagstones are used for stack walls, fireplaces, columns, edging and borders.

Bulk Fieldstone

Mixtures of thin stack fieldstone, medium stack fieldstone, fieldstone veneer and cap fieldstone.

Dimensional-cut flagstone that has a natural surface on one or both sides to produce a high-grade flooring stone and that is available in standard 6-inch increments or custom sizes. Thickness ranges from 1 inch to 2 inches.

Concrete Pavers

Manufactured concrete products cut in multiple shapes, sizes and colors for landscape and home use. Commonly used in driveways, pathways or patios and may be used interlocking or spaced out, mortared or dry-set.

 

Crimson Stone

Marble- to quarter-size decorative gravel native to the Southeast. It has a distinct red and black mixed color and is used in paths, ponds, landscape beds and driveways and as a great alternative to lava rock.

Crushed Granite & Crushed Limestone

Limestone is one color – all gray.   Granite gravel is multi colored, lights and darks, pinks and grays; sometimes called natural.  Gravels are used for drainage, erosion control and driveways. Multiple sizes are available:

Limestone—medium-sized gravel from 1 to 3 inches

½” clean available in limestone and crushed granite—medium-sized gravel from ½ inch to ¾ inch

Decomposed—small-sized gravel from fine to 3/8 inch

Rip Rap—large-sized limestone gravel from 4 to 12 inches

Cut Stepping Stones

Flagstone that is 2 to 4 inches thick and cut into squares or rectangles.  Often used as column or fireplace caps and as stepping stones and may be used in walkways and patios. Custom sizes may be ordered.

Cut Step Treads

Flagstone that is 3″ to 6″ thick and cut into rectangles suitable for steps. May also be used in fireplace and column caps. Usually have around an 18″ depth and 30″ or 48″ width.

Decomposed Granite

Multi-color, lights and dark, pinks and gray and made of very fine particles of granite. Good for use as bedding sand under pavers or stones, to fill in joints of dry-set patios, as pathways and to stabilize dry-set stone walls.

Flagstone

A durable sedimentary stone that forms in thin, smooth layers perfect for building patios, walkways, pool decks, stepping stones, steps, and walls caps for fireplaces and columns. Flagstone can be found in a variety of thickness from less than 1 inch to more than 2 inches and in a variety of colors.

Thin Flagstone—flagstone that is less than 1 inch thick

Standard Flagstone—flagstone that is 1 to 2 inches thick

Thick Flagstone—flagstone that is more than 2 inches thick

Fieldstone

The most versatile stone in the industry, fieldstone, has been battered by the elements for hundreds of years to give it a unique, natural appearance. This easily shaped stone is often brown, tan or gray on the outside but colorful on the inside. Often used for stacked stone walls, borders, fireplaces, edging, columns and water features.

Thin Stack Fieldstone—flat fieldstone that has been sorted into small sizes ranging from 1 to 2 inches thick and 3 to 5 inches long.

Medium Stack Fieldstone—fieldstone that has been sorted into sizes approximately 2 to 4 inches thick and 5 to 7 inches long.

Thick Stack Fieldstone—fieldstone that has been sorted into sizes approximately 4 to 8  inches  thick and 6 inches or more long.

Extra Thick Stack Fieldstone—fieldstone that has been sorted into sizes approximately 5 inches or thicker and 12 to 18 inches long.

Long Stack Fieldstone—fieldstone that has been sorted into sizes approximately 3 to 8 inches thick and 7 to 24 inches long.

Garden Boulders

Natural stone that is 8 to 30 inches in diameter and provides an essential construction material for natural ponds and waterfalls. Also used for garden accents, edging  and boulder walls.

Garden Path Gravel

A pea – to marble-size decorative gravel that has an angular shape that locks together with use to create solid paths and walkways.  Available with stone fines or clean.

Hardscape

All-encompassing term for landscape material and products that are not alive, including rocks, pavers, boulders, mulch, aggregates and water features.

Landscape Boulders

Rounded and smoothed natural stone in a variety of shapes and sizes from 50 pounds to one-man boulders (or one-ton boulders). Used to construct massive walls, water features, benches, accents or garden focal points.

Ledge Boulders

Large, flat irregular boulders that are 12″ or more thick and great for diving rocks in ponds and pools, bridges and large stepping stones.

Masonry Sand

Clean, white sand used for mixing mortar, topdressing lawns and filling sand boxes.

Mulch

A ground covering that deters the growth of weeds, helps the soil and plants to retain moisture while preventing erosion, insulates plant roots and is aesthetically pleasing. Mulches come in a variety of forms from gravel to pine straw to bagged mulch which may be a variety of natural wood pieces and bark.

Organic Planting Soil

Blended soil containing compost, top soil, and mulch, sharp sand.

Pea Gravel

Decorative gravel native to the Southeast and good for use in paths, ponds, dry creek beds, landscape beds and driveways. Standard pea gravel is a pea – to marble-size.

Pennsylvania Blue Stone (Full Color)

This flagstone coloring is a highly prized architectural building material from Pennsylvania and New York which contains shades of earthy blues, greens, gray and bold lilacs.

Policies of Store:

Sorry, because of the labor required to load & unload products, restocking charges are applied to approve returned items.

All returns are subject to approval & must have receipt.  Discounted & or Sale items Not Returnable.

No refunds after 30 days

All items must be returned in the condition in which they were purchased

Bricks – $15 charge for each less than full pallet purchase, each size and color of brick.

Brick returns must be in full sections or bundles and subject to approval. Loose or miscellaneous pieces will not be taken back

7 day waiting period for checks prior to refund

All items are subject to a 50% restocking charge at the discretion of the Rock Shoppe.

The Rock Shoppe will pick up extra materials at job site for an additional charge

Please double check your measurements!

Non-Returnable Items

Any natural stone product including: Boulders,

Aggregates, Decorative stones, Flagstones,

Wallstones, etc.

Mulches

Sq. & Sm. Paver Bricks

Circle Bundles

Special Ordered Items

There will be a $25.00 charge for returned checks

The Rock Shoppe is not responsible for any   damage to vehicle while loading or unloading.  Customers are responsible for protecting their own vehicle from stone chips etc. and tarping of loaded material.

Prices subject to change without notice

A Driver’s License will be held in the front office for identification & check-out purposes,  to verify products & service received.

Safety First!

The Rock Shoppe is a very busy environment with a lot of heavy equipment and obstacles.

Children must remain with an adult at all times.

No Climbing on Piles. Proper shoes should be worn

No Running.

 

Rock Shoppe Invoice Policies

Because of labor required to load and unload products many items are not returnable.  All returns are subject to approval and must have receipt.

No Return on:  discounted, sale items, final sale items, non-stocked items or special ordered items.  No returns on shipping and/or handling charges.

Restocking fee up to 50% of the original purchase price may be applied to returns that are approved.

No returns after 30 days.

We are not responsible for loss or shortage of items paid for and not picked up within 60 days from time Rock Shoppe receives product (Including special orders).

Rock Shoppe reserves the right to refuse all returns without authorization and proper documentation.

Non-returnable items:

Any natural stone products including: Boulders, Aggregates, Decorative stones, Flagstones, Wall stones, etc.

Mulches – not returnable sold in 1 yard increments only.

Installation or an attempt to install products constitutes your acceptance of the products as is and then is not returnable

Stone is a natural product – some variances of color and texture happen.  Aggregates and decorative stones contain stone dust & is part of the pricing.

Palletized stone is packaged in a refundable wooden/wire pallet.  The weight of pallet is part of pricing per ton & will not be subtracted from total weight.

Bricks and blocks sometimes vary in color runs; we cannot match colors or blends.

Customers are responsible for protecting their own vehicle from stone chips, etc. and tarping of loaded material.

Rock Shoppe is not responsible for any damage to vehicle while loading or unloading. Customer is to remain in vehicle while being loaded.

Estimating:

We will gladly “guess estimate” how much product is needed for your job at no charge.  Because of many variables on all job sites, we cannot be held responsible for shortages or overages of products based on our “guess estimate”. It is the customer’s responsibility to look over the “guess estimate” and invoices to verify for accuracy and completeness

We will instruct how to install any product we sell for free, no guarantee or warranty is implied.

Deliveries:

We are not responsible for any cracks to sidewalks or drives. Dump trucks should not leave driveway.

We cannot dump or place products in street.

If for any reason driver cannot dump or place products where customer requests, the products will be delivered at driver’s discretion, delivery charges and unit pricing will apply.

We cannot guarantee times for delivery.  Incidental or consequential damages for lost profits, sales, labor, injury to person or property or other incidental or consequential damages against Rock Shoppe, its agents or employees, are prohibited. Purchaser agrees that the sole and exclusive remedy against Rock Shoppe is for the repair or replacement of nonconforming merchandise or return of the purchase price less the restocking fee.

All damage issues must be reported to the driver at the time of delivery or within 24 hours if product was concealed within a box/pallet.  If you accept the merchandise in good condition, and sign as such, then you become responsible for all damage claims.  No claims for shortage’s or defective goods will be recognized unless same is noted in writing on this delivery receipt.

A $40.00 fee is charged for each check returned NSF.  Customer agrees to pay all costs, including reasonable legal fees, incurred by Rock Shoppe related to its past due accounts.

Customer is entitled to any manufacturer’s warranty.  Rock Shoppe disclaims all warranties expressed or implied, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Driving over curbs, sidewalks, driveways and lawns is at owner’s risk.  Not responsible beyond road.  It is the customer’s and/or  property owner’s responsibility to provide a suitable roadway to dumping point.  Failure to do so will result in additional costs for recovery of truck, damage and down time charges.  Rock Shoppe retains a security interest in all goods sold pursuant to this invoice until full payment is made and processing completed.  Purchaser agrees to sign all documents necessary to perfect the secured interest.  Further, by signing below, the signatory does PERSONALLY GUARANTEE PAYMENT TO ROCK SHOPPE for all amounts due on this invoice.  1 1/2% per month, 18% ANNUAL PERCENTAGE RATE, service charge on accounts over 30 days old.  In the event that legal action must be taken to collect the amount herein, purchaser agrees to pay attorney fees, court costs and all other expenses that may be involved.   In the event this amount  is collected thru a collection agency, purchaser agrees to pay all collection costs. Customer agrees to pay via the attached credit card and agrees to perform the obligations set forth in the cardholder’s agreement with the issuer. Customer has read the clause herein and understands completely.  Disclaimer:  Customer agrees to these terms published when they place a completed order with Rock Shoppe and customer authorizes their credit card company to abide by these terms.

 

Please draw us a sketch showing where your order is to be placed, taking into consideration the items mentioned below.  Also, show nearest cross streets and location of your property.  Every effort will be made to place your order where you desire.

Pond-less Waterfall

A waterfall system that has all the benefits of a flowing waterfall without a pond or standing pool of water.

Premium Stand-Up Stone

Large pieces of flagstone that are stood up vertically on the pallet.

Retaining Wall

Constructed wall, often made from natural stone or manufactured concrete products, for decorative or structural use.

River Gravel

Decorative gravel native to the Southeast and used in paths, ponds, driveways, dry creek beds and landscape beds.  Available in limestone or granite.  1 ½ “ crushed to stone fines.

River Rock

Natural stone that has been reshaped, curved and smoothed by the sands of time. Found in streams and rivers and often used in dry creek beds and water features but may also be creatively used to veneer walls and fireplaces, and to create borders, edging and garden accents.

Egg Rock— 1 ½ – 2” a quarter to golf ball size

Oversized— 3” – 6” a golf ball to baseball size

Cobblestone – 4” – 8”

Rip Rap – limestone

Screened Top Soil

Rich, dark top soil used for filling low or bare spots, planting trees or shrubs, beds and installation of new lawns.

Slabs

Large pieces of flagstone that are stacked horizontally on pallets.

Steppers

Fieldstone that is irregular shaped and 3 to 8 inches thick and perfect for rustic, worn stepping stones.

Tumbled Stack Stone

Smaller pieces of flagstone that have been tumbled to produce rounded edges and are often used in walls to give the project an established feel. Thickness ranges from 1 to 6 inches.

Veneer Stone

Natural fieldstone that is thin enough to cover or build a wall, columns, fireplace, foundations and water features.

Thin Veneer—fieldstone that is 8 to 18 inches in width and 2 to 4 inches thick

Medium Veneer—fieldstone that is 8 to 18 inches in width and 3 to 5 inches thick

Water Feature

Decorative landscape feature that incorporates water, may be as simple as a tabletop fountain or as intricate as a full eco-system pond

ROCK SHOPPE

6275 Gotfredson Rd.
Plymouth, Ml 48170

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FAX: 734-455-3923

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