Selecting the right stone machine supplier is critical to the overall success of your project. The right supplier will offer a high quality product but won’t charge you an arm and a leg for it. You’ll generally find that you have three supplier options, but after a closer look you’ll agree that there’s only one smart choice.
Big Box Retailers – Major chain retailers like Home Depot and Lowes may be household names, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they should be your first pick for buying stone grits. Instead of manufacturing their own stone grits, stores like these buy up materials from direct manufacturers and then resell them at a higher cost to customers. This means that the store has no control over the production processes, can’t provide you with the details and specifications of the products they’re selling and will charge you more money than what the stone grits are actually worth.
Online Sellers – You may come across online sellers who advertise stone grits and other landscaping or contracting materials on websites like Craigslist. It can be tempting to give these vendors some consideration because they offer such cheap pricing. The problem is that there’s no real way to guarantee where the stone grits came from or that they were properly screened and washed prior to sale. You may find that the materials are no good and end up paying more in the long run.
Direct Manufacturers and Suppliers – The final (and only good) option is to seek out a business that manufactures its own materials, locally. These are the suppliers that take pride in producing high quality stone grits and will offer the lowest wholesale pricing. You also won’t have to worry about any hidden fees for shipping or transportation, as all materials are honed in your own backyard.