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Calculating volume of concrete, dirt, sand, anything. 2006-11-17
From Debbie:
[This article contains a special calculator to help you find the volume (for example, the cubic yards) of material required to fill (or empty) a space if you know the length, width and depth.]
We are wanting to pour a 24'x30' slab that is 5" deep. How many cubic yards of cement do we need?

Answered by Penny Nom.
Cubic feet of soil 2016-06-19
From H:
A garden is 8 ft x 7 ft that needs to raised 6 inch's How many cubic feet of soil required ? What am I missing ?

Thanks

H

Answered by Penny Nom.
Sloping my yard away from my house 2016-04-15
From Harold:
I need to slope a area of my yard away from my house and garage. The length of my house is 80 feet long and i need to slope it 22 feet away. I want to raise the dirt at the foundation by 6 inches and slope it down to nothing at the width of 22 feet. How much soil would i require?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Compacted and uncompacted soil 2015-12-05
From J.H.:
I am negotiating with a company to sell them land that they would use for excavating soil to be used in construction. I would like to value the land based on the volume of soil they are likely to remove. I have seen several answers, giving the calculation based on 43,650 sq. ft./acre x number of acres x number of feet in depth, divided by 27 to convert the number to cu. yds. However, that is the number when compacted. They pay $.50/yd. of soil removed, but that yd. is not compacted. How do you calculate the number of yds. of uncompacted soil in 1 acre of land?
Answered by Harley Weston.
Why are bags of soil measured in litres? 2015-06-19
From Cheryl:
Why are bags of soil measured in litres?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Three piles of top soil 2012-10-07
From Steve:
I need your help please, I am looking to purchase some top soil and keep getting conflicting answers.
There are 3 piles and here are the sizes;
Pile #1: 203 feet around and 21.29 feet high.
Pile #2: 195 feet around and 18.75 feet high.
Pile #3: 150 feet around and 17.98 feet high.
I look forward to hearing back from you asap.
Thank You!
Steve

Answered by Harley Weston.
A pile of topsoil 2012-07-23
From Perry:
I have a pile of topsoil that is 42ft long and 16ft tall shaped like a cone how many yards of topsoil do I have.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Percentage of water in a soil sample 2012-03-01
From avi:
what i need is the formula in getting the percentage from gram. situation:
i need to know how many percent will i declare in getting the moisture of a soil sample i weighed 2,000 grams of soil before i dried it out in the oven, after few hours the recovery of the dried out soil is 1,700 grams. How many percent will be the water content? kindly send me a formula in computing this.
thank u very much!

Answered by Penny Nom.
1 cubic yard of top soil 2010-06-28
From Bob:
If you were to place 1 cubic yard of top soil onto a 15' X 24' Garden area and it was spread evenly would the amount be a dusting of 1" or about 1'?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A 22 litre bag of topsoil 2010-05-06
From Blanche:
I do a fair amount of gardening when the weather permits. Just wondered if anyone call tell me what a 22 litre bag of topsoil would weigh and how to convert that. My husband says 20 lbs. I say noway I think it's more. Thanks to whomever can help me. :)
Answered by Penny Nom.
The volume of a berm 2010-04-05
From jim:
a berm 6 ft wide x 112 ft long 18 inches high at center x 18 inches down to 0 front and back as a taper...how much soil do I need?
Answered by Penny Nom.
1 cubic yard of dirt = how many tons 2009-04-26
From jesse:
1 cubic yard of dirt = how many tons give the formula
Answered by Harley Weston.
Topsoil on a soccer field 2008-12-02
From rita:
a park foreman decides that a soccer field needs 4 inches of topsoil. soccer field is 100 feet by 250 feet. 1 truckoad is 5 cubic yards. how many truckloads do we need to order. i keep confusing myself with formulas. please explain the steps to me thank you
Answered by Penny.
The percentage of sand in a soil mixture 2008-09-05
From kristi:
2 m 3 of soil containing 35% sand was mixed into 6 m 4 of soil containing 15% sand. What is the sand content of the mixture?
Answered by Penny Nom.
The weight of a cubic yard of dirt 2008-07-21
From Robert:
I need to know how many pounds of dirt is in a cubic yard
Answered by Penny Nom.
I need to level a 18ft x 21ft area that is very uneven. 2008-03-04
From Shelia:
I need to level a 18ft x 21ft area that is very uneven. I have used a line level to determine the number of inches at various places in the area. This varies from 1 inch to 15 inches in order to bring the garden area up level. How do I calculate cubic yards so I can order topsoil for the area. If needed, I have the number of inches needed for each square yard area.
Answered by Penny Nom.
The best price for topsoil 2007-11-15
From Dawn:
What is a better deal for topsoil, $150.00 for 10 cubic yards, $170.00 for 22 tons, or $200.00 for 11.5 yards?
Answered by Penny Nom.
How do I determine how many tons, 15 yards of top soil is? 2007-09-18
From Terry:
One company is selling topsoil by the yard and another by the ton, how do I determine how many tons, 15 yards of top soil is?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Two inches of topsoil 2007-09-10
From Nick:
I have to cover a 5,300 square feet area with topsoil 2" deep. How many yards would I need?
Answered by Harley Weston.
A pile of soil that is 284' around and 12' high 2007-07-26
From bev:
I have a pile of soil that is 284' around and 12' high. I need to know how many yards are in that pile. And then how do I convert that to cubic yards
Answered by Penny Nom.
Cubic metres of topsoil 2007-07-25
From Laurie:
How do I convert cubic meters to square meters?
Answered by Harley Weston.
Mulch price comparison (price per cubic yard versus price per cubic foot) 2007-05-23
From Dianna:
This is a 2-fold question. I am getting some mulch that is measured in 1 cubic yard for $25.00. Walmart has a 2 cubic bag for $3.00. I need to cover a 376 sq ft area. I need to know which is the best deal and how much I need to buy to cover the 376 sq ft.
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
How many tons of dirt is this? 2007-05-23
From Deb:
I need to know how many tons of dirt(6 inches deep)would it take to cover 8 acres?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Buying topsoil 2007-05-16
From Claudia:
I am trying to figure out if it is cheaper to buy topsoil by the bag (one 40lbs bag for $1.66) or having it delivered for $60 for 4 cubic yards.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Price of topsoil 2007-02-02
From Tyler:
I need to convert cubic yards to square feet. I have topsoil that is $34.30 a cubic yard and I need to know what the price is in square feet. The depth is 18".
Answered by Penny Nom.
How many cubic yards of soil is needed 2006-08-16
From John:
how many cubic yards of soil is needed to cover 750 square feet at a height of 3 inches?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Quarts, liters cubic yards and soil 2006-03-19
From Kathy:
I am trying to find out how many quarts of dirt there are in a yard of dirt. The local flower store sells bags of dirt that are 20 quarts or 22 liters for $1.25 and another store sells a yard of dirt for $25.00. Which is the better deal?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Potting soil 2006-02-17
From Cheryl:
I need to buy some potting soil for a raised planting bed that is 6'x24'x1'. How do you figure how many 2 cu. ft. bags of potting soil that I will need?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Cubic yards of fill 2005-12-23
From Mike:
And I have a question in regards to the amount of fill needed to bring a vacant lot up to "grade level". The lot is 112' x 87' and I need to bring in fill to elevate the finished level up 4'.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Cubic yards of topsoil 2005-09-08
From Ken:
How many cubic yards of topsoil would there be on 100 acres of land if you averaged a 2' depth of material.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Cubic yards of topsoil 2005-07-12
From Maggie:
How much topsoil in cubic yards i need to order to cover 7500sq. ft. 3 inches deep?
Answered by Penny Nom.
How much loam to fill a hole? 2004-06-19
From Harry:
Can you tell me how much loam I would need to fill a hole 15 feet in dia. x 6 inches deep.
Answered by Penny Nom.
Yards and cubic feet 2003-08-11
From Sonya:
How many cubic feet are in a yard?
Answered by Penny Nom.
How much soil will be removed? 2003-07-02
From Amy:
My site is 1230' (east-west) by 1300' (north-south) and we need to remove 2 feet of soil from the entire site, how much soil will be removed?
Answered by Penny Nom.
 
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