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Old 01-18-2012, 11:08 AM
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I need to convert Cubic Yards into square feet at varying depths. For the sake of this example, lets use 456 cubic yards a 1 foot deep. Thank you!
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Old 01-18-2012, 03:09 PM
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I need to convert Cubic Yards into square feet at varying depths. For the sake of this example, lets use 456 cubic yards a 1 foot deep. Thank you!
1) Multiply by 27 ft³/yd³ to convert to cubic feet; you have 12312 ft³

2) Divide by the depth to detrmine the square feet covered. 1 ft depth gives 12312. HOWEVER, the dirt, sand or stone is delivered loose and will compact down. Typical is around 15%, so I would first multiply the figure from step 1 by 0.85. Re-compacted, you will only fill about a 10465 ft³ hole.

This 85% figure may vary a little for different fill materials, but it is a pretty good number to start with
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Thanks! Very helpful. I am actually just trying to make a comparison of the amount of landfill waste that my company produces to show how many sq ft or acers it could cover. This is perfect!
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need to convert 15'x15' @ 4 in deepth into yards.
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need to convert 15'x15' @ 4 in deepth into yards.
need tro know how many sqare feet there is in 1 cubic square
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need tro know how many sqare feet there is in 1 cubic square
how much is 1 cubic yard in feet
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how much is 1 cubic yard in feet
There are 27 cubic feet in a cubic yard
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5 cubic yards to sq feet
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5 cubic yards to sq feet
5 cubic yards * 27 cubic feet/cubic yard = 135 cubic feet
135 cubic feet / thickness in feet = square feet of coverage

As JohnS mentioned you need to allow for the material to compact, about 15% for soil.
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