Material Calcuations

Volume - How to determine the amount of volume of material you have or need.

  1. Convert all dimensions from inches into feet. ( 3” ÷ 12” = .25 feet)

  2. Multiply the three dimensions together (length x width x height) to find the number of cubic feet needed. 

  3. Divide the cubic feet by the number of cubic feet in a cubic yard (27) to find the number of cubic yards (150 ÷ 27 = 5.56 cubic yards)

RECAP: 

Length (in feet) x Width (in feet) x Height (in feet) = Cubic Feet

Cubic Feet / (divided) by 27 = CUBIC YARDS

Dirt

  • 1 Cubic Yard of dry dirt is approximately 2,000lbs., or one (1) ton. This weight will increase significantly when product is wet.

Mulch

  • 1 Cubic Yard of dry mulch is approximately 1,000lbs., or one (1/2) ton. The ype of mulch will affect the weight. The smaller, the more it will weigh.  This weight will increase significantly when product is wet.

Sand

  • 1 Cubic Yard of dry sand is approximately 2,600lbs to 3,000lbs., or one and a half (1 1/2) ton. This weight will increase significantly when product is wet. Dry sand is generally 2,600-2,700lbs per cubic yard. 

  • 1 Ton of sand will cover between 80 to 100 square feet at 2" depth (approximate numbers). 

Gravel

  • 1 Cubic Yard of gravel is approximately 2,400lbs. to 2,000lbs, or one and a half (1 1/2) ton. This weight affected by the size of the gravel.

 

Concrete

  • 1 Cubic Yard of concrete in general weighs 4,050lbs.  1 cubic yard of concrete equals 27 cubic feet, equating to a weight of 150lbs per cubic foot. 

Dry Concrete

  • Breaking down the dry aggregates of concrete (cement, stone and sand), using a 3,000psi concrete mixture. You get a weight of about 3,780lbs per cubic yard, or 140lbs per cubic foot. 

Road Crush

  • 1 Cubic Yard of road crush in general weighs 3,080lbs. 

Shale

  • 1 Cubic Yard of shale in general weighs 2,000lbs. 

Bark Chips

  • 1 Cubic Yard of dry bark chips in general weighs 1,000lbs. 

 

Limestone

  • 1 Cubic Yard of limestone in general weighs 2,600lbs.

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