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How To Calculate The Cubic Yards You Need?
Quantities of material for a particular job are generally calculated by cubic yards. They're priced and sold by the ton however, which, depending on the type of product needed varies as to how many cubic yards a given ton contains. In general sand and stone weigh approximately 1.5 tons per cubic yard of material, though this can vary quite a bit depending on the particular materials being used. Once you calculate the amount of material (in cubic yards) you require for a job we can advise you as to how many tons the type of material you wish to use weighs.
Let's Do The Math...
Determining the the cubic yards (i.e. 1 cubic yard = 27 cubic feet (3'x3'x3') or a job is easy with the simple formulas below. There are online calculators that can also help you do this (see links at bottom of page), but the math is very simple, and understanding the basics for yourself is always a good thing to know.
First convert your required fill depth in inches to fractions of a foot in this graph:
1" 2" 3" 4" 5" 6" 7" 8" 9" 10" 11" 12"
.08 .16 .25 .33 .42 .50 .58 .67 .75 .83 .92 1.0
Calculating Cubic Yards for Square / Rectangular Areas:
Length x Width x Depth (all expressed in feet) = cubic feet divided by 27 = cubic yards.
Example: A 25-foot by 40-foot rectangular area, 4 inches deep:
The equation should be: 25' x 40' x .33 = 330 cubic feet divided by 27 = 12.22 cubic yards.
Calculating Cubic Yards for Circular Areas:
Radius squared x 3.14 (Pi) x depth (all expressed in feet) = cubic feet divided by 27 = cubic yards.
NOTE: Remember the "radius" is 1/2 of the diameter!)
Example: A 50-foot diameter circular area, 4 inches deep:
The equation should be: 25' x 25' x 3.14 x .33 = 648 cubic feet divided by 27 = 24 cubic yards.
A Few Online Calculators:
Volume (Rectangular or Circular Area) Cubic Yard & Tonnage: http://www.con-strux.com/calculate.html
Materials Calculator (Mulch, Compost, Soil, Sand): http://homestakelandscape.com/calculator.html
Aggregate Calculator - (Tons, Select by Geology): http://www.willsand.com/calculator/aggregate/index.htm