







Calculating volume of concrete, dirt, sand, anything. 
20061117 

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. 





Covering 1 acre, 6" deep 
20200302 

From Jim: How many cubic yards does it take to cover 1 acre 6" deep.
Thank you Also, can you show me how you determined that answer. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Conversing from tons to cubic yards 
20190803 

From Kathleen: Is there a simple formula to convert the following from tons to cubic yards:
Topsoil
Sand base
Fill dirt Answered by Penny Nom. 





Price per square meter to price per square inch 
20190709 

From Al: If something costs $2.5 square meter, how much would it cost in square inches? How do i convert costs per square inch, into square meters? Answered by Harley Weston. 





Yards, feet and gallons 
20190612 

From Ralph: How many gallons of water in a 10 yard by 10 yard container 2 1/2 feet deep? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The volume of a pile of dirt 
20190401 

From Genevieve: We have a pile of dirt approximately 6 feet high by 15 feet wide by 80 feet long.
We need to know how many cubic yards of dirt are in this pile. Thank you Answered by Harley Weston. 





Covering 6 acres with dirt 
20180927 

From Scott: How many cubic yards of dirt would come from 6 acres, 6 ft. deep? Answered by Penny Nom. 





3 yards 6 inches times 7 
20180208 

From Tamara: 3 yards 6 inches × 7 Answered by Penny Nom. 





Yards per second to miles per hour 
20170511 

From Scott: If a soccer ball travels 30 yards or roughly .017 miles in 2 seconds how fast was the ball going in mph? Answered by Penny Nom. 





980 cubic yards of dirt 
20161217 

From Jondi: I am trying to visualize 980 cubic yards of dirt by using a metaphor.
Would this be the size of a car?
A fire engine?
A semitrailer?
How many trucks would you need to haul away 980 yards of dirt? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A volume in cubic yards 
20151112 

From James: The first formula for figuring cubic yards of concrete need is length in feet, times width in feet, times depth in actual inches, divided by 320. Such as, 150x 50 feet x 4inches divided by 320 = cubic yards. How and why does this formula work? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic feet and cubic yards 
20150517 

From Richard: If I have a bag that covers.8cubic ft how many bags are in 2.65 cubic yards? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A pile of mulch 
20150515 

From Justin: I have a pile of mulch that measures 19 feet wide at the bottom and has a height of 6 feet. I need to know how many yards of mulch I have.
Please help and help with the formula for further use. Thank you! Answered by Penny Nom. 





Filling a pool with dirt 
20150501 

From Mike: I have a hole which a 24 ft pool in it is 10" deep in the the centre and goes to 1" inch at the edge want to fill it in with dirt how many yards of dirt would I need to fill it in Answered by Penny Nom. 





5000 gallons in cubic yards 
20150217 

From Miguel: If I have a cube shaped tank in the ground that holds 5000 gallons and I want to take it out and fill the hole in with dirt, how much dirt will I need in yards? Answered by Penny Nom. 





67 cubic yards in cubic metres 
20140709 

From gavin: Convert 67 cu yards into cu metres Answered by Penny Nom. 





An oval pool 
20140621 

From steve: I have a 16' x 28' oval pool that is buried 24" deep inground. The dig site is dug
2' wider all the way around the pool. I need to back fill this area with stone. I want to fill this area with 6 to 8"
of stone. How many tons of stone will this take?
Thanks you
Steve Answered by Penny Nom. 





6 inches of dirt in a baseball field 
20140601 

From Mary: The baseball field is 20,000 Square feet, 6 inched deep
I need to know how many cubic yards of dirt this will generate. Answered by Penny Nom. 





19 acres by 12 feet deep 
20140504 

From Bernie: How many cubic yards of dirt is in 19 acres if you dig down 12ft ? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A formula for determining concrete volume in cu. yd. 
20140319 

From Steven: I know a couple of formulas for determining concrete volume in cu.yd. the one I use most frequently is length in feet x width in feet x thickness in inch. Divided by 324. It works every time. Where does the number 324 come from. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Converting cost per cubic yard to cost per ton 
20140205 

From Mayra: If 18 cubic yards= 25 tons and it's $28.00 per yard how much is it a ton. I need help please a refresher on my algebra. Thank you Answered by Penny Nom. 





1,990 cubic yards in gallons 
20130716 

From Tayler: You have 1,990 cubic yards of concrete to pour.
If the average swimming pool holds 25,000 gallons, how many pools can
Be poured with the 1,990 cubic yards of concrete.
1 cubic yard= 27 cubic feet Answered by Penny Nom. 





5 1/2 cubic feet of sawdust 
20130119 

From Vina: I have a bale of sawdust that containes 5 1/2 cubic feet. How many will I need to make a cubic yard? Answered by Penny Nom. 





How high must the trailer be filled with sand? 
20120806 

From Deb: Your customer has ordered 67 cubic yards of sand. The inside dimensions of your trailer are 40 feet long by 7 feet wide by 9 feet high. How high must the trailer be filled with sand? (Round up to the nearest inch.) Answered by Penny Nom. 





A sloped yard 
20120424 

From William: Trying to calculate fill dirt for leveling a sloped yard to place a slab. Slab is 30'x40', yard slopes from corner #1 south 40' to Corner #4 drop is 11". From corner #1 east 30' to corner #2, drop is 11 1/4". From corner #1 southeast at a 45 degrees, 50' to corner #3, drop is 19 3/4". Corners numbered in a clockwise direction. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Jennifer wants to fence in her backyard 
20111209 

From Val: Jennifer wants to fence in her backyard. A yard is rectangular and is 15 feet by 12 feet. One 12foot side is against the house so it does not need fencing. How many feet of fencing does Jennifer need? Answered by Penny Nom. 





50,000 cubic yards of dirt 
20110812 

From JUDY: IF MY HUSBAND HAS A JOB THAT REQUIRES HIM TO MOVE 50,000 CUBIC YARDS OF DIRT, HOW MUCH LAND WOULD THAT COVER AT 1 FOOT DEPTH. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Draping a room with fabric 
20110519 

From Maria: I need to drape an entire room with fabric. The width of the fabric is 120 inches.
How many yards of fabric do I need if the room is 4000 sq ft. (50 x 80 ft) and the ceiling is 12 ft. high. Answered by Penny Nom. 





2 cubic foot bags of mulch 
20110411 

From Ron: if I buy 2 cubic foot bags of mulch, how bags would
I need to equal 1 yard? (13 bags?) Answered by Penny Nom. 





Volume of concrete 
20110403 

From john: I have 1200 square foot that i need to fill at 4 inches deep. how many cubic yards of concrete will i need? and how do I figure this? Answered by Penny Nom. 





20 acres, 12 inches deep 
20110224 

From David: How many linear yards of material is needed for a square plot of 20 acres by 12 inches deep? Answered by Penny Nom. 





30,000 US gallons of water 
20101012 

From mike: If a swimming pool can hold 30,000 US gallons of water  is it possible to calculate the number of yards of dirt it would take to fill the hole? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cost of a driveway 
20101011 

From arlene: What is the total cost of a driveway that is 25' wide and 45' long with 4" thickness if the concreat cost 92.00 per cubic yard and labor is 70.00 a cubic yard? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





80,000 yards of dirt 
20100812 

From Jeremy: If I have an area 50' x 1200', what would be the elevation with 80,000 yards of dirt on it. Answered by Robert Dawson. 





Thickness of sand 
20100707 

From RHONDA: In an 18 x 33 ft area how much is 4 yards of sand in inches to cover this area. Answered by Penny Nom. 





1 cubic yard of top soil 
20100628 

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 12 foot by 12 foot room 
20100420 

From Dominique: The room is 12ft by 12ft. How many yards must be purchased for the carpet? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Aggregate must for a road base 
20100130 

From Bryan: How many cubic yards of aggregate must be ordered for a road base 16 in. thick and 2 miles long with a top width of 30 ft, if the side slopes are one on one, or 45 degrees Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





What is the length of my sidewalk? 
20100127 

From Les: Name: Les
Who are you: Student
I have a sidewalk 4"thick,4ft. wide,and I have 2cubic yards of concrete. What is the length of my sidewalk? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Fill required for a driveway 
20091003 

From Rose: We are going to be pouring a driveway and it is needing a lot of fill. I can't seem to figure this out. Measurements are 30 ft x 30 ft and it goes from 2' deep to 4" (which is what I need overall as it will be 4" of concrete for the driveway. Please HELP Rose in GA. Answered by Penny Nom. 





The volume of a levee 
20090929 

From Wes: I need a levee with a 2:1 slope on both sides (front and back), the length
of the levee is 290 feet, the height of the levee is 15 feet, and the width
of the levee, at the top, is 10 feet. How do I figure out how many CUBIC
YARDS of dirt I need to make the levee? And what formula do I use in
future to figure this out easily? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Digging a trench 
20090915 

From Darrell: In digging a pipe trench that measures 29 feet long, 2 feet 9 inches wide, and 3 feet 6
inches deep, how many cubic yards of earth were removed from the site? Answered by Penny Nom. 





How do i convert 6 feet into yards? 
20090814 

From taylor: how do i convert 6 feet into yards????????????????? Answered by Robert Dawson. 





Cubic feet and cubic yards 
20090508 

From TJ: 21 bags at 2 cubic feet per bag.
How many yards would that be? Answered by Penny Nom. 





10 yards of rubber mulch 
20090415 

From Donna: If I want to buy 10 yards of rubber mulch (bulk), but it only comes in 20 pound bags, how many bags do I need to buy? Answered by Harley Weston. 





Cubic yards of dirt 
20090415 

From ravi: Calculate the cubic yards of dirt to the nearest whole number (0) required to fill
a basement 9 ft 6 in. deep of the following size. base1= 47.0 ft, base2= 57.2 ft,
and the height is 15.0 ft Answered by Penny Nom. 





310,000 cubic yards of concrete 
20090331 

From Mary: I am interested in getting a good, general analogy for 310,000 cubic yards of concrete 
ideally as a length (miles) or distance between two US cities. Thanks! Answered by Penny Nom. 





Tearing down a wooden privacy fence 
20090214 

From Dezra: we are tearing down a wooden privacy fence, it is 180' in length and
the boards are 4"w x 6' H=A0x 1" thick
i have a truck that holds 15 cubic yards. I would like to=A0know how many loads it's going to take to haul it off.
thank you for your help
dezra Answered by Harley Weston. 





Fill behind a retaining wall 
20090205 

From Fausto: i'm trying to figure out how many cubic yards i will need. I built a retaining wall that it's 5 feet high, running 90 feet long. There is a slope running to the wall of 24 degrees. The distance from the top of the slope to the wall is 12 feet. I don't know how to calculate how many cubic yards of fill dirt i need in there. Please help. Thanks! Answered by Harley Weston. 





How many yards are in a cord? 
20090204 

From joanna: How many yards are in a cord? Answered by Robert Dawson and Penny Nom. 





0.0708 lbs per linear yard 
20090116 

From Kevin: If I know that my product is .0708lbs per linear yard how do I calculate how many Linear yards are in a lb? Answered by Penny Nom. 





5 yards of concrete 
20090108 

From jon: To mix 5 yards of concrete, how many loads will I need to mix in a 4.5 cubic
feet mixer? Thanks, jon Answered by Robert Dawson. 





660 yards = ?? miles 
20090108 

From Ashley: How do I convert yards to miles, specifically, 660 yards = x miles. Please show work so I can figure other problems out. Answered by Penny Nom. 





100 yds of concrete 
20081228 

From Carol: how much money is a 100 yds of concrete @ $80cy? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A cubic yard of concrete 
20081228 

From David: assuming that one cubic yard of concrete is 4” thick and 3’ long, how many square feet does it cover?
the answer is 27 but im not sure how. i spent a lot of time and i still can't figure it out. thank you! Answered by Penny Nom. 





Square yards of dirt cover 
20081208 

From Phillip: How many square yards will 600 cubic yards of dirt cover, at a depth of 4 inches? Answered by Harley Weston. 





Topsoil on a soccer field 
20081202 

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. 





Cubic yards of fill dirt 
20081122 

From Donnie: I need to know the formula to figure cubic yds of fill dirt to fill an area from 4ft. deep to 18 inches deep
this lot is on a slope and I am wanting to level 176 ft long by 4ft. deep
the sides is 115 ft. wide
the upper side is 18 inches deep. Answered by Harley Weston. 





15 cubic yards of dirt 
20081120 

From Phillip: How far, in feet, will 15 cubic yards of dirt cover, if I'm laying it 12 feet wide and 4 inches deep? Please provide formula. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Two cubic yards, 4 inches deep 
20081115 

From Donna: How many square feet will 2 cubic yards cover if the depth is 4 inches? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





One acre, 1 foot deep 
20080923 

From ed: 1 acre square by 1 foot deep how many cubic yards Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic yards and quarts 
20080916 

From Mary: I need 2 yards of soil, how many quarts is this? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Converting to cubic yards 
20080815 

From Lisa: I need to convert 32,000 square feet, 5 inches deep to cubic yards. Can you help me?
Thank you Answered by Harley Weston. 





The weight of a cubic yard of dirt 
20080721 

From Robert: I need to know how many pounds of dirt is in a cubic yard Answered by Penny Nom. 





How much sand do I order? 
20080715 

From jackson: We would like to put 2 inches of sand down. The pool is 24 feet.
How much sand will we need?
The person we spoke to yesterday was talking in tons, but on these sites it is
talking cubic yards or feet.
Please help. We would like to get the sand ordered so we can get the pool up! Answered by Harley Weston. 





Filling a hole with sand 
20080605 

From greg: I have a 18 ft. diameter circle and need to put 2 in. of sand in it i need to know how much sand in cubic yards and tons Answered by Harley Weston. 





The length of a piece of fabric 
20080531 

From Jeanie: How do I convert square yards to linear yards? I know the width of the fabric is 54" wide. I am at a loss of what the formula is to figure this out; please help! Thanks! Answered by Penny Nom. 





50 cubic yards of dirt 
20080531 

From Mary: 50 cubic yards of dirt is allowed.
16 feet of width and 1 foot of depth.
How far can can you cover in length? in feet, yards or miles? Answered by Janice Cotcher. 





I want to fill my backyard slope with fill dirt. 
20080525 

From Piero: I want to fill my backyard slope with fill dirt. The slope is 50 feet wide and the distance from the top of the top of the slope to the bottom is about 15 feet deep and the slope angle is at a 45. I want to know how many yards of dirt do I need to fill a space that is 20 feet out, 15 feet deep at a 45 degree angle. Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





The volume of a ditch 
20080509 

From Dixie: I need to find the cubic feet of a ditch 36 inches wide by 28 inches high, by 1561 feet long.
then I need to convert it to cubic yards then to tons. of rock Answered by Penny Nom. 





100 yards of cloth 
20080404 

From Leroy: (100 yards of cloth 48 inches = how many square yards) Answered by Penny Nom. 





Ounces and grams 
20080402 

From Rakesh: 7.2 oz per sq. yard equals ? __ grams per sq. meter
How I can measure the weight of a Jeans fabric (in oz)? And what is the rellation between grams and oz? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Square feet and square yards 
20080401 

From Victor: 6200 sq. ft.into yards Answered by Penny Nom. 





I have to fill a hole with clay 
20080331 

From Tim: Dear Sirs I have to fill a hole with clay and then 8 inches of top soil. The area is a 24 foot circular hole left by a now removed swimming pool. The area in question pithces from the house from 48" to ground level within that 24 feet. I was wondering how many yards o the top soil has to be 58 inches deep thank you f fill(clay) I would need and how many Yards of top soil to cover that hole Answered by Harley Weston. 





The volume of a footing 
20080323 

From Brett: You need to pour an 8"x16" footing that is 100ft. long. At a cost of
$65 per cubic yard, how much will this cost?
(A) $205 or less
(B) more than $205, but less than $220
(C) $220 to $235
(D) more than $235 Answered by Penny Nom. 





The volume of a dam 
20080323 

From JD: How many cubic yards of soil are required to build a small Pond Dam:
100ft wide bottom x 300ft long x 15ft High with a 14ft wide Flat top Answered by Harley Weston. 





I need to level a 18ft x 21ft area that is very uneven. 
20080304 

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. 





A new carpet 
20080228 

From Rhiannon: The Gatlins are buying a new carpet for their house. They need about
1,175 square feet of carpet. The carpet they buy is sold by the square yard.
Estimate the number of square yards of carpet they need. Do I use the
formula to find the volume or are? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cost per square yard 
20080205 

From Terry: MY cost for seed is $325.00 per acre...i want to bring that down to $ per sqyard. Whats the formula? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Digging a pool 
20080129 

From tom: digging a pond 100ft by 70ft by12ft with a 2:1 side slope. how many cubic yards will be removed Answered by Harley Weston. 





The Shaw family wants a new swimming pool 
20080126 

From Mable: The Shaw family wants a new swimming pool in their backyard. The pool company stated that the first job is to remove dirt from an area 30ft x 60ft. Next, a hole must be dug 25ft x 55ft x an average of 6ft deep. The finished pool would measure 20ft x 50ft x 5ft deep (average). How many square yards of dirt must be removed from the lawn?How much would it cost the Shaw family for dirt removal at $46 a cubic yard (nearest cubic yard)? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Constructing a pool 
20080115 

From Scott: what it the cubic yards needed for this pool.
It is 14ft. X 28ft. and 6 inches thick. It is 3.5ft. deep on the shallow end and 6ft. deep at the deep end. Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Square yards 
20071130 

From Chad: I need to convert 4,599 Cubic Yards to Square yards. The thickness is 10 inches. Is there a formula for this conversion.
Thanks, Answered by Penny Nom. 





How many yards of dirt? 
20071116 

From wade: i own 4acres of land and would like to fill it with 10inches of dirt can you tell me how many yard of dirt it will take to do so Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic centimeters to cubic yards 
20071110 

From Logan: if i have 188.4cm^3 of concrete how do i change it into cubic yards? Answered by Penny Nom. 





I have a piece of material 44 inches by 78 inches 
20071102 

From Marianne: I have a piece of material 44 inches by 78 inches. How many linear yards can I get from it? Answered by Penny Nom. 





What is the rent? 
20071026 

From Mark: Rent was $1.00 per cubic yard. Dimensions were 36 feet by 200 feet by 12 feet high. What is the rent Answered by Penny Nom. 





How many cubic yards of dirt do I need? 
20071016 

From BELINDA: I need to fill an area of 30,000 square feet with dirt that is 18" in height. How many cubic yards of dirt do I need to do this? Answered by Penny Nom. 





20 tubes of concrete 
20071014 

From Fred: I have 20 8” concrete tubes to fill with 8'of concrete.
How much concrete will I need to order Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Yards to feet 
20071004 

From Celina: A football field is 100 yards how many ft is it? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





How many sq yards did i use? 
20071003 

From Rose: i used 12 x 19 of carpet. how many sq yards did i use? What is the formula for this? Answered by Victoria West. 





400 square yards of sidewalk 
20070927 

From Vanessa: I am having a small problem being a subcontractor
I'll having trouble calculating how much concrete it will take to pour a 400 square yard sidewalk 5' wide 4" depth can you show me the equation to figure out how many yards of concrete i will need. Can you help me please?
Thank you very much and have a wonderful day. Answered by Penny Nom. 





How do I determine how many tons, 15 yards of top soil is? 
20070918 

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. 





Yards by yards to square metres 
20070910 

From Julie: I need a formula to translate linear yards so 36" by 54" to square meters.
So first I need to square the yard and translate it to square meters. Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom. 





How many cubic yards of concrete? 
20070831 

From Teresa: How many cubic yards of concrete are required for the structure with a bottom piece that is 8" high by 72" by 72", a side that is 8" by 72" by 60", another side that is 8" by 72" by 60 ", a side that is 8" by 72" by 60" with a circle cut out that has a radius of 18", and finally another side that is 8" by 72" by 60" that has a circle cut out that has a radius of 12". Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





How many cubic feet in a cubic yard? 
20070825 

From George: How many cubic feet in a cubic yard? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





How much would 3 yards of stone cost? 
20070821 

From Sue: If it costs $13.50 a ton of 3/4" stone, how much would 3 yards of stone cost? Answered by Steve La Rocque. 





I want to fill the hole up with dirt 
20070819 

From Roger: I have an 18 foot round hole which is 16 inches deep. I want to fill the hole up with dirt. How much dirt do I need to fill the hole?? Answered by Penny Nom. 





How many dusters are required? 
20070819 

From SUSAN: I have a roof that is 40,000 sq. ft. x 3 in. thick. I'd like to know how many 20 yard dumpster it would take to tear the roof off Answered by Harley Weston. 





A pile of soil that is 284' around and 12' high 
20070726 

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. 





A cubic yard of gravel 
20070624 

From Duncan: I'm trying to figure out how much area 1 cubic yard of gravel would cover at a depth of 2 inches? I've asked around and have many different answers. Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





New wood siding 
20070620 

From Angela: I have a trailer that is 14x70 and I took off the wood siding that was about 8 feet tall. They want $8.60 a cubic yard.
How many cubic yards do I have and how much will it cost me. Thanks to all! Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom. 





A round pool 
20070612 

From Gene: How many yards of concrete to put a 28' round pool...it is to be 4 inches deep Answered by Penny Nom. 





Yards of top soil 
20070606 

From Cristina: How many yards of top soil do I need in a area of 2000 square feet with 18" depth. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Mulch price comparison (price per cubic yard versus price per cubic foot) 
20070523 

From Dianna: This is a 2fold 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. 





Volume of a wedge 
20070514 

From Mark: We need to fill in dirt along a 75 foot long fence, 3 feet out , statring at 6 inches agaisnt the fence, sloping to 2 inches at the grass. I am trying to calculate the volume to order enough cubic yards of dirt to fill this. Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Edging surrounding a round pool 
20070503 

From Carol: Hello,
I am new at this and very rusty on my math. I am getting a 24 Ft. round pool and would like to put 2ft width stone (small) edging around it. How much would I need to buy. I have to buy it by the yard (cubic yard) I am not looking for an exact, just an approx. even would be great.
Thanks
Carol Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





How many yards of gravel will I need and top soil will I need 
20070411 

From Henry: I am digging a number of trenches 12" wide by 29" deep by 167ft long.
In this trench there will be a 4.0 " tube I want to put 7" of top soil on top. So how many yards of gravel will I need and top soil will I need.
Thank you Henry Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Yards of sand in a ton 
20070409 

From Teresa: how many yards of sand are in a ton and how many yards of limestone does it take to make a ton Answered by Penny Nom. 





How many yards of gravel do I need? 
20070328 

From Joel: I am constructing a French drain 100 feet long x 6 inches wide by 18 inches deep. Within this trench will be a 4" diameter pipe which will be surrounded by washed gravel. How many yards of gravel do I need? Thanks! Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





How many yards of soil is 55 quarts? 
20070320 

From Claudette: Costco sells bags of dirt in the quantity "55 quarts".. This makes no sense to me.
How many yards of soil is 55 quarts?
Thanks! Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Conversion 
20070316 

From Andrew: If a lawn is 95.3 square yards, how do I convert that to square meters? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





A steel pipe pile 
20070308 

From Sean: Need to fill a 18" OD x 60 feet steel pipe pile with a wall thickness of 1/2" What is the amount of concrete I need in order to fill? Thank you Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





How many yards of concrete? 
20070228 

From jeremy: I need to figure how many yards of concrete to use. I work for an asphalt company, and we are expanding into concrete. Currently we measure everything in sq. ft. So we came up with 6,960 sq ft of concrete to remove and replace. Currently there is 6" of concrete, and 2" of bedding material. We would like to replace only 4.5" of concrete, the rest in bedding. Here is how I figured, am I correct. 6,960 Sq ft (to simplify I made the Sq ft 350 X 20 ) 350 ft X 20 ft X .33 (1/3 ft or 4") = 2,310 cubic feet 2,310 cb ft / 27 = 85.55 cubic yards Is this correct? Answered by Penny Nom. 





How many cubic yards can my truck hold? 
20070225 

From Mike: If I have a dump truck that has a box that is 14' long sides that are 3.5' high and the width is 7.5' wide... how do I figure out how many cubic yards this truck can hold? Answered by Steve La Rocque, Penny Nom and Melanie Tyrer. 





A concrete foundation 
20070215 

From Jeremy: BiltWEll Construction needs to create a concrete foundation. 5ft deep measuring 60ft by 32ft, outside dimensions, with walls 7in. How many cubic yards of concrete will they need? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic yards 
20070206 

From Mark: I have a pile of dirt that is 200ft long, 40ft wide, and 25ft high. How do I figure out how many cubic yards? Thanks Mark Answered by Penny Nom. 





Yardage of dirt fill 
20070202 

From Gene: I am removing dirt then replacing it with good dirt. I need to know how many yards of fill dirt it would take to fill a diameter 165 feet with fill of 13 ft would take how many cubic yards of dirt. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Price of topsoil 
20070202 

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. 





Concrete paving blocks 
20070129 

From Engelbert: Readmixed concrete is sold by the cubic yard. A landscape contractor wants to form concrete paving blocks that are rectangular solids with dimensions 36 inches by 36 inches by 6 inches. Assuming there is no waste, how many such blocks can she expect to make from one cubic yard of concrete? (1 yard= 36 inches) Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





A circle of concrete 
20070116 

From JoAnn: Help ! I need to know of many yards of concrete to order for a 14' circle  and 4" thick. Thanks ! Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Calculating "yards" 
20070113 

From Donny: I want to learn how to figure out how many tons and yard are needed to do driveways and parking lots. OK from what I've read on the net i think its length width=square feet . i think i get that but i can figure out how to do the height . i understand a 6in would be 0.5 but how bout if its 2ins or 4 in . how do I put the the fraction in to working form. Answered by Penny Nom. 





The volume of a box in cubic yards 
20070111 

From Robert: i have a box 44inch high 16foot long on top and 8 foot long on the bottom 5foot wide how do i find the cubic yards Answered by Penny Nom. 





Yards of concrete 
20061115 

From Tina: How many yards of concrete to cover a 20 x 100 area 4 inches deep? Answered by Penny Nom. 





How many yards of dirt would it take to raise 1 acre 200 feet? 
20061106 

From Larry: how many yards of dirt would it take to raise 1 acre 200 feet? Answered by Larry. 





how many feet in 200 yards? 
20061024 

From Audrey: how many feet in 200 yards? Answered by Karen McIver. 





Filling a swimming pool 
20061004 

From Jon: what would be the formula to fill a swimming pool in with dirt that is 15ft wide,36ft long and is 8ft deep to 3ft deep Answered by Penny Nom. 





How do you convert square inches to square yards 
20060928 

From A student: how do you convert square inches to square yards Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom. 





We need to know how many cubic yards of concrete to order for the job. 
20060925 

From Linda: We are pouring an additional drive way and shop in our back yard. The total square foot of all the concrete is 1200 and the concrete will be 3" deep. We need to know how many cubic yards of concrete to order for the job. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Sqyare yards and cubic yards 
20060921 

From Kevin: I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW TO CONVERT SQUARE YARDS INTO CUBIC YARDS OF MATERAIL (DIRT) Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic yards of sand 
20060920 

From Michael: How many compacted cubic yards of sand are there in 40 acres of land at a depth of 20 feet? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





A hexagonal concrete form 
20060909 

From Lewis: How many cubic yards of cement will be required to fill a hexagonal concrete form with equal 12 foot sides that will be 3 feet thick? Answered by Penny Nom. 





How much cement would I need? 
20060907 

From Lou: At a five to one mix how much sand/gravel and how much cement would I need for a 71/2 yard pour?
What formula would I use for this calculation. My sand/gravel is in a cone shaped pile and I know how to calculate that. I need to know if I have enough and how many bags of cement I need to buy. I will be using a engine operated cement mixer Answered by Harley Weston. 





A concrete floor 
20060827 

From Cecelia: We are going to pour a concrete floor for a porch and would like to know how many yards of concrete it would take.
The measurement is32 feet long and 6 feet wide with a depth of 5 inches. Could you tell me how to figure this or how many yards I will need so I will have an idea of the cost. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic yards of trash 
20060823 

From Chris:
I am journalist in California trying to convert cubic yards of trash (appliances, furniture, tires and household trash) into the space of a football field.
Is there a formula for this?
For example, how much of an American football field would 45,000 cubic yards of said trash fill up? The typical American football field I am told is 120 yards (110 meters) long by 53 ^{1}/_{2} yards (49 meters) wide
Ideally, I'd like to be about to say this amount of trash would fill up the football field XXfeet deep
Answered by Penny Nom. 





I am pouring cement 
20060822 

From David:
I AM POURING CEMENT
8FT. X 8 FT. X 4 INCHES
8FT. X 8FT. X 5 INCHES.
8FT. X 8FT. X 5 1/2 INCHES.
WHAT IS THE FORMULA?
Answered by Penny Nom. 





How many cubic yards of soil is needed 
20060816 

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. 





A concrete semicircle 
20060815 

From John: I have to figure out how many yards of concrete I need for a semicircle. I have a radius of 21 feet and the concrete is 4" thick. I took 3.14 x (21)^2 then divided by 40 to get how many yards of concrete but that doesn't seem right. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cement for a large patio 
20060713 

From Jim: I have a 60' by 100' patio. I am wanting to raise it 1 foot. The truck carrying the cement can only hold 10 cubic yards. How many truck loads would I need? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Concrete for a porch 
20060704 

From Sherry: I'm having a porch,the measurement is 3in.deepx10ft.wide x52ft.long how many yards is that i need? the concrete truck wont deliver unless it 5yards or more. Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





I have a trench to fill with concrete 
20060611 

From A builder: i have a trench to fill with concrete the size is [57 feet long .x 18 inches wide. x 39 inches high.]would like to know how much concrete should i order. Answered by Penny Nom. 





How many yards will I need? 
20060606 

From Melba: I'm am trying going to put mulch around the tree in my front yard. I am going for 6" deep and 4069.44 sq. in. around.
How many yards of dirt will I need? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Buying some carpet 
20060605 

From Russ: My room is 24 ft. long and 17 ft. wide. I need to know how many square feet are in 1 yd.² Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic yards of sand 
20060526 

From Steve: I need to cover an area with sand that is 30 feet wide and 60 feet long and I need the depth of the sand to be 1/4 inch thick. How many cubic yards of sand will I need? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A concrete driveway 
20060521 

From Diane: I am trying to estimate how many cubic yards of concrete I will need to pave my driveway. I have an area that is 30 ft wide by 25 ft long and then goes into an area that is 10 ft wide by 219 foot long. I would like to make this 4 inches thick. How many cubic yards of concrete will it take to do this? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Landscaping 
20060511 

From Luke: HOW MANY CUBIC YARDS OF CONCRETE WILL IT TAKE TO FILL UP A BOX 20FT.X20FT.X6IN DEEP?
HOW MANY CUBIC YARDS OF CONCRETE WILL IT TAKE; I HAVE A 12FT.IN DIAMETER POND AND I WANT TO PUT A 3FT.SIDEWALK AROUND THE OUTSIDE OF IT? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Cubic yards of landscape stone 
20060419 

From Janet: I need to spread landscape stone around my pool. A landscaper said I need 16 yards. What is the area of a cubic yard if I want the stone 3" deep? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Acres 
20060325 

From Judy: How do you turn land measurements into acres
Such as piece of property is 45 x 167 Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic yards of concrete 
20060321 

From Shane: I need to know how many cubic yards of concrete is needed for a 4" thick driveway and 18' wide and 27' long. What formula do I need to use? Answered by Penny. 





Quarts, liters cubic yards and soil 
20060319 

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. 





The square footage of an area in my backyard 
20060317 

From Kim: I need to find out how to calculate the square footage of an area in my backyard that is in the shape of a "slice of pie". There are two sides that are straight lines that come together at the top to form a point, and then at the bottom is a curved line that joins the two other lines together. I need to figure out how to calculate the square footage that is inside the area. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Building a flower bed 
20060317 

From Bobby: I am building a flower bed 60 ft long by 8 ft wide by 3 ft deep. How much dirt will it take to fill it with top soil/dirt. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Adding a cellar 
20060314 

From Spencer:
You want to add a cellar to your store. The construction company told you it would cost $5.90 per cubic yard to dig the cellar plus $20.00 per square ft. to finish it.
How much will it cost to add a cellar 36 feet long, 14 feet wide, and 8 feet deep?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Cubic yards of dirt 
20060312 

From Gordon: I have an area 40 ft. by 6 ft. in my front yard I want mound over and plant shrubs. How many yards of dirt will I need to do this? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic feet to cubic yards 
20060312 

From Sandy: We need to convert feet to cubic yards. The concrete is 45ft by 10ft by 4ft. How many cubic yards is this? Answered by Penny Nom. 





One acre 20 feet deep 
20060216 

From Bob: How many cubic yards of material are in one acre of land approximately 20 feet deep? What is the approximate weight of one cubic yard of Black dirt, Gravel, and Sand? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Concrete in a foundation 
20060208 

From Philippe: Can you please help me determine how many cubic yard of concrete I need to purchase for a foundation that is 50' by 25.5 by 8' height and how many cubic yard would I need for the slab that is 50' by 25.5 by 0.5 Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic yards of dirt 
20060128 

From Greg: How many yards of dirt do i need to cover an area of 1000 ft long, 20 ft wide and 3 inches deep Answered by Penny Nom. 





I need to order sand for playgrounds 
20060118 

From Jody: I need to order sand for playgrounds. I have their square footage and the various depths of sand needed for each, but sand comes in tons.
What is the formula for converting square footage and depth to tons (for example: 6 inches of sand needed for a 200sq ft area = how many tons?) Answered by Penny Nom. 





Concrete tubes 
20060114 

From Paul: I have 15 tubes. Each tube measures 12in.x 48in. I have to fill each one with concrete. How do I figure how many cubic yards of concrete I will need? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic yards of fill 
20051223 

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. 





A concrete patio 
20051206 

From Anne: If you are making a concrete patio 4 inches thick, what is the area of the largest patio you could make if you ordered 2 cubic yards of concrete? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic feet and cubic yards 
20051112 

From Mike: I need to know how to calculate square feet into yards of material. Example: 1320 sq. ft. surface area by 1 in. depth. What does this equal in cubic feet and yards. Thanks for any help you can give me. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic yards of concrete 
20051106 

From Cyndi: I have a carport that is 20' x 31' and a driveway that is 12' x 18' that requires a 3" depth of concrete.
I need to now how many cubic yard it will need to complete these two areas. Answered by Penny. 





How many cubic yards of dirt will be needed? 
20051027 

From Mike: We are filling in a hole left by the removal of an aboveground pool that was dug into the ground. The diameter is 25' across and the depth is 5'. I wondered how many cubic yards of dirt will be needed to fill this hole. Answered by Penny Nom. 





How many cubic feet are in 8 yards? 
20051020 

From Neisha: I am trying to figure out how many cubic feet are in 8 yards. I am trying to pour a concrete slab. The width is 24 ft, lenth is 30 ft, and it is 4 inches thick Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic yards is in a box trailer 
20050920 

From barbara: i need to know how many cubic yards is in a box trailer that is 96" wide 13' 6" high and 40" long Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic yards of topsoil 
20050908 

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 sand 
20050804 

From Beth: I am trying to figure out how much sand I will need for ground cover under my children's playset. The area to cover is 30' x 30' and I want 4 inches of sand. Answered by Penny Nom. 





A concrete slab 
20050729 

From Armand: I am
planning to pour a concrete slab over an existing slab in my garage
which is very uneven, with a depth variation from 2 1/2 inches to 5 1/2
inches from level. I'm afraid to over estimate concrete since it will be
wasted but worse, I'm afraid to underestimate. I've broken the slab down
into four sections with the following being the four dimensions, can you
tell me how much concrete I will need please, I would very much
appreciate your help.
1 6ft/8in x 20ft x 4 1/2 in. thick
2 16ft/10in. x 20ft x 3 1/2 in. thick
3 6ft/6in. x 16in. x 5 1/2 in. thick
4 6ft/6in. x 8ft. x 4in. thick
Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic yards of topsoil 
20050712 

From Maggie: How much topsoil in cubic yards i need to order to cover 7500sq. ft. 3 inches deep? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Digging a hole for a pool 
20050608 

From Debra: I need to have dirt hauled away from my built in pool and the haulers are asking me how many yards of dirt there is. How would I figure that out? It is a 24 ft round pool and 3 inches of soil depth was dug out. Answered by Penny. 





How many cubic feet in a yard? 
20050513 

From Carol: How do you measure a cubic foot? How many cubic feet in a yard? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic yards of sand 
20050427 

From Renee: I need to find out how much sand I would need to order for the base of a horse round pen. The pen is 40 ft across and I would like a depth of 4 inches. I have to order the sand in cubic yards. Answered by Penny Nom. 





An asphalt driveway 
20050402 

From Bob: I'm trying to convert square
feet to cubic yard.
I have an asphalt drive way I'd like to replace with concrete. Concrete
is sold by the cubic yard and I keep telling myself that their must be an easy
conversion table out there somewhere.
My driveway is 18 feet wide and 47 feet long with a proposed depth of 4
inches. Answered by Penny Nom. 





21yd 2ft divided by 5=what? 
20050310 

From A student: 1gallon 3qt divided by 6= what?
21yd 2ft divided by 5=what? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The cost of concrete 
20050308 

From Cathy: Compute the cost of ready mixed concrete for a driveway 70ft long, 10ft wide, 3 inches deep at a cost of $30.00 per cubic yard Answered by Penny. 





I need to fill an area with rock 
20050304 

From Kelly: if I need to fill an area with rock that is 64 feet long by 4 feet wide and 1 foot 2 inches in depth
how many tons of rock will this job require?
it is also sold by cubic yard how many of these cubic yards will I need? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic yards of dirt 
20041228 

From Stephen: How many cubic feet or yards of dirt would be required to cover a 5 acre tract of land to a depth of 10 feet of compacted dirt? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic yards of concrete 
20040929 

From Tanya: We are starting up a new business and for the business we will be required to order concrete for various shapes. Right now we have a job that requires a concrete slab that a decagon it is 1403/4" from flat side to flat side, 74" from point to center and each flat side is 46" The pad should be 4" thick with 12"x12" continuous footing. Answered by Harley Weston. 





Volume 
20040916 

From Jonathan: I have an area of 22ft x 43 ft, 6 inches high
Sq. ft..946
sq. yds...105.1
What is the cubic feet and cubic yards for this dimension. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic yards 
20040901 

From Garnet: I have the dimensions of 16 feet by 10 ft and 3 1/2 inches deep how much concrete do I need. Answered by Penny Nom. 





15 cubic yards of dirt 
20040822 

From Barry: My question...what is the equivalent of 15 cubic yards of dirt? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic yards of dirt 
20040811 

From A parent: How many cubic yards of dirt would it take to fill an area that is 325 feet by 325 feet and is 3 feet deep? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic yards 
20040712 

From A homeowner: I would like to know how many cubic yards are in the following; 20 ft wide x 80 ft long x 4 inches thick?
I am trying to figure out how much concrete I will need to pour for a driveway. Answered by Penny Nom. 





A garden space 
20040616 

From Carol: We have a 17' x 19' garden space. If we want it a foot high raised bed, how many cubic yards of topsoil do we need? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic yards in a pool 
20040530 

From Jerry: HAVE A AREA WHERE I HAD A 18 FOOT ROUND POOL.
THE DEEPEST PART IT WAS IN THE GROUND WAS AROUND 7 INCHES TAPERING DOWN TO AROUND 4 TO FIVE INCHES AND A LITTLE OF THE ONE SIDE ALMOST AT GROUND LEVEL...HOW MANY YARDS OF DIRT WOULD I NEED TO FILL IT IN???? IS THERE A FORMULA FOR THAT.......COULD YOU FIGURE THAT FOR ME?
Answered by Penny Mon. 





Yards in a concrete driveway 
20040427 

From Bobbi: I am wondering how many yards of cement I need for a 49 by 45 area, 5 inches thick. I am a stay at home mom who is not very good at math and I want to pave my drive way. Also what would the yardage be for a 6 inch thick drive way with the same area. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic yards in a concrete wall 
20040118 

From Danny: I am studing for my contractors exam. I am haveing truble with a few questions. I have the answer to the problems but I dont know how to get them my self. please help
How many cu. Yds. Of concrete are in a wall that is 150' long and 8'4" high an d 8' thick Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic yards of concrete 
20031102 

From John: The foundation is 20' X 20' and the depth is 6", there are also three footings that are 20' X 12" X 12" each. Can you show me the equation to figure out how many yards of concrete I will need to pour the footings and foundation. Answered by Harley Weston. 





How many cubic yards must I purchase? 
20030829 

From Walt:
I am trying to determine how much top soil I must purchase (by the yard). The area is 80' x 15' and I want it 3" thick. How many cubic yards must I purchase? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Yards and cubic feet 
20030811 

From Sonya: How many cubic feet are in a yard? Answered by Penny Nom. 





How much soil will be removed? 
20030702 

From Amy: My site is 1230' (eastwest) by 1300' (northsouth) and we need to remove 2 feet of soil from the entire site, how much soil will be removed? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Filling in the back yard with dirt 
20030204 

From Joe:
We just bought a house and need to start filling in the back yard with dirt to level it out. I measure 37'x 56' by 2' deep on an angle. I will be building a retaining wall at the 2' deep portion. The slop will go from the 2' to nothing at the top or near the house. I can't remember how to get the Sq. foot or cubic yards. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic yards in a gravel pile 
20030110 

From Ron: I am looking to find a way to measure gravel piles to get yards. They are generaly not square.it would be like pouring sand out of a bag into a pile. they generaly are concave in dimension. can you help. I have attached a picture to show a small scale what I am working on is in much larger volume. Answered by Harley Weston. 





Cubic yards of concrete 
20020824 

From Michael: if you have a 10" dia pipe 8' long how many cubic yards would it take to fill with concrete. how how would you go about figuring it out. and also if you would how many cubic feet, cubic inches in a cubic yard. i know you don't need to answer, seeing i am not in school, but would appreaciate it. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic feet and cubic yards 
20020527 

From John: how do you find the cubic feet/cubic yard of area 10 feet wide by 15 ft long by 2 inches high Answered by Penny Nom. 





Cubic yards 
20020420 

From Pat: I HAVE AN AREA 10'x6'I WOULD LIKE TO PUT LOAM ON IT 5" DEEP HOW MANY CUBIC YARDS OF LOAM DO I NEED? Answered by Harley Weston. 





Cubic yards and cubic feet 
20000826 

From Rhonda: have 2.47 cubic yards. what could the dimensions, in feet, be to equal this? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Imperial System of Measurement. 
19970917 

From Judy Pardilla: Please also give the solution to the answers. Thank you.  If a room is 12 feet by 15, how many square yards are there?
 If a single roll of wallpaper will cover 30 square feet, how many single rolls will it take to cover a wall 8' x 15'?
 If ceramic tiles are 8" x 8", how many tiles would it take to cover an area 4' x 6'?
If possible, can you email me a table for imperial measurements. Thank you! Answered by Penny Nom. 

