







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. 





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. 





The weight of some dirt 
20160224 

From Michael: How many tons of dirt are in a triangle 14M x10M x 8.1M x .8M deep? 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. 





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. 





Dirt to fill a pool 
20130713 

From Neil: I had a 24 foot diameter pool. The perimeter of it was at ground
level. The pool sloped 1 foot deeper to the middle. In other
words "a 1 ft. dish. How many cubic yards of dirt do I need to
fill this hole? 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. 





Tons of fill dirt 
20120127 

From Brian: about how many tons of fill dirt would I need to level a area 30 foot by 30 foot
and 6 foot deep Answered by Penny Nom. 





One acre of dirt 6 inches deep 
20120111 

From Cameron: Ok what im wanting to know is how many pounds of dirt are in 80
acres of land that is 6 inches deep? My friend and I are stumped on this question 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. 





The weight of some dirt 
20101103 

From Maggie: I am wanting to know how many tons of dirt we r going to need to fill a basement.
The measurements we r going with r 15ftx15ftx8ft. Answered by Penny Nom. 





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. 





The volume of a berm 
20100405 

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. 





A dirt berm 
20100205 

From casey: My question is two fold. I want to build a dirt berm that is 95 feet long and 8 feet high which has a 45 degree angle on each side of the slope. My first question is how wide will the berm end up being? Second question is how many cubic yards of dirt will I need to get? Thanks! Answered by Harley Weston. 





Dirt around a cylinder 
20091210 

From curtis: If I was to pile 3.5 cu. yds of dirt around a 5ft 6in. diameter cylinder within 24in. of the outside, how high will the dirt be? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Density of dirt and gravel 
20091026 

From ken: if digging a load of dirt and gravel in mining how many yards of material to the ton thanks Answered by Penny Nom. 





Filling a hole 
20090714 

From BARRY: I HAVE AN AREA THAT i NEED TO FILL WITH DIRT AND AM TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE CU. YDS NEEDED. tHEY CIRCUMFRANCE OF THE HOLE IS 28' ROUND AND SLOPES FROM 2.5 FEET AT ONE END TO 0 ' AT THE OTHER. OVERALL THE HOLE IS 30' LONG BY 30' WIDE . THE SLOPE RANGES FROM 2.5 ' TO APPROX 4" Answered by Harley Weston. 





1 cubic yard of dirt = how many tons 
20090426 

From jesse: 1 cubic yard of dirt = how many tons give the formula 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. 





Filling a round hole 
20090106 

From Kathy: I need to fill a hole that is 24 feet round x 12 inches deep. How much dirt will I need? Answered by Robert Dawson. 





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. 





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. 





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. 





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. 





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. 





The amount of dirt 5 feet deep over a 50 acres 
20071002 

From Debbie: Please tell me how to calculate the amount of dirt stripped 5 feet
deep over a 50 acre site. How do you calculate the amount of dirt in an acre
and then excavating it a certain depth. How does one calculate the amount of
dirt excavated and moved and how to price to charge for the service? Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Victoria West. 





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. 





Dirt in a sloped round hole 
20070803 

From Ken: How much dirt do I need to fill a ground hole 20 ft in dia. with a sloping floor that has a ht. of 5" on one side and 12" on the other side? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





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. 





How many tons of dirt is this? 
20070523 

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. 





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. 





I have a ditch how many tons of dirt will it take 
20060625 

From Scott: I have a ditch 200 feet long 10 feet wide and 5 feet deep.How many tons of dirt will it take to fill it? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





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. 





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. 





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. 





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. 





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. 





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. 





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. 





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. 





How much loam to fill a hole? 
20040619 

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. 





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. 

