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#1
08-21-2006, 06:30 PM
 williamdavid Guest Posts: n/a
formula for cubic yards asphalt to tons

formula for converting cubic yards of asphalut to tons
#2
08-21-2006, 06:58 PM
 Robert Fogt Administrator Join Date: Dec 2005 Location: Seattle, WA Posts: 3,449 Rep Power: 13
Re: formula for cubic yards asphalt to tons

I found data on crushed asphalt of 45 pounds/cubic foot, and asphalt concrete at 140 pounds/cubic foot.

The densities differ greatly, so would be best if you knew more closely what type of asphalt it was. Or if you have the density of your specific kind that would be best. I could create the conversion formula for you if I knew the density.
#3
04-24-2008, 12:06 PM
 Unregistered Guest Posts: n/a
Re: formula for cubic yards asphalt to tons

General Rule For Asphalt Is=length X Width=square Feet Divided By 9=square Yards X The Depth In Inches X .056 = Tons.
#4
04-30-2008, 08:12 AM
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Re: formula for cubic yards asphalt to tons

Quote:
 Originally Posted by williamdavid formula for converting cubic yards of asphalut to tons
I need to know the formula for converting yards to tons for asphalt. My son
is doing some asphalt work and they have changed the measurements on him.
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#5
04-08-2009, 07:46 PM
 superior paving Guest Posts: n/a
Re: formula for cubic yards asphalt to tons

length x width x inches thick for asphalt mat divided by 160 equals tonnage formula Note example 100w x 75L = 7500 x 3 inches deep = 22500 divided by 160 = 140.6 tons asphalt for proposed job calculation you must however take into consideration the smoothness of the base material density of the asphalt itself ex topping, binder, intermediate mix etc temperature upon breakdown compaction and weight of the roller also the % of grade of the overall area ex pushing of mix on steep incline This is a learned response due to experience achieved through years of paving acceptable tonnage over a job requiring 100 or more tons lets say would be 90 tons laid by contractor 50 tons required 45 laid any thing less within 1-2 tons of goal this is usually the norm based upon conditions above You cant get it perfect every time but close ask for a 2 year warranty
#6
04-09-2009, 04:59 PM
 gubment_cheez Ultimate Supreme Bacon Cheese Member Join Date: Jan 2007 Location: Sac-o-Tomato, Cowafornia Posts: 354 Rep Power: 8
Re: formula for cubic yards asphalt to tons

Quote:
 Originally Posted by superior paving length x width x inches thick for asphalt mat divided by 160 equals tonnage formula Note example 100w x 75L = 7500 x 3 inches deep = 22500 divided by 160 = 140.6 tons asphalt for proposed job calculation you must however take into consideration the smoothness of the base material density of the asphalt itself ex topping, binder, intermediate mix etc temperature upon breakdown compaction and weight of the roller also the % of grade of the overall area ex pushing of mix on steep incline This is a learned response due to experience achieved through years of paving acceptable tonnage over a job requiring 100 or more tons lets say would be 90 tons laid by contractor 50 tons required 45 laid any thing less within 1-2 tons of goal this is usually the norm based upon conditions above You cant get it perfect every time but close ask for a 2 year warranty
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length x width x inches thick for asphalt mat divided by 160 equals tonnage formula. Note example: 100w x 75L = 7500 x 3 inches deep = 22500 divided by 160 = 140.6 tons asphalt for proposed job calculation. you must however take into consideration the smoothness of the base, material density of the asphalt itself; ex topping, binder, intermediate mix, etc. temperature upon breakdown, compaction, and weight of the roller. also the % of grade of the overall area; ex pushing of mix on steep incline. This is a learned response due to experience achieved through years of paving acceptable tonnage over a job requiring 100 or more tons. lets say would be 90 tons laid by contractor, 50 tons required, 45 laid. any thing less within 1-2 tons of goal this is usually the norm based upon conditions above. You cant get it perfect every time but close ask for a 2 year warranty.

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#7
08-25-2009, 06:57 PM
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Re: formula for cubic yards asphalt to tons

Quote:
 Originally Posted by superior paving length x width x inches thick for asphalt mat divided by 160 equals tonnage formula Note example 100w x 75L = 7500 x 3 inches deep = 22500 divided by 160 = 140.6 tons asphalt for proposed job calculation you must however take into consideration the smoothness of the base material density of the asphalt itself ex topping, binder, intermediate mix etc temperature upon breakdown compaction and weight of the roller also the % of grade of the overall area ex pushing of mix on steep incline This is a learned response due to experience achieved through years of paving acceptable tonnage over a job requiring 100 or more tons lets say would be 90 tons laid by contractor 50 tons required 45 laid any thing less within 1-2 tons of goal this is usually the norm based upon conditions above You cant get it perfect every time but close ask for a 2 year warranty
Great formula, I'll be using that from now on if it works tomorrow...
#8
10-08-2009, 08:37 AM
 Unregistered Guest Posts: n/a
Re: formula for cubic yards asphalt to tons

A good, basic rule of thumb to use is 2 cubic yards of asphalt equals one ton of asphalt. Its not perfect... its actually about 2.025 cubic yards to the ton, but in a pinch it makes for an easy conversion.
#9
10-08-2009, 08:58 AM
 JohnS Moderator Join Date: Dec 2007 Location: SE Michigan, USA Posts: 9,438 Rep Power: 19
Re: formula for cubic yards asphalt to tons

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Unregistered A good, basic rule of thumb to use is 2 cubic yards of asphalt equals one ton of asphalt. Its not perfect... its actually about 2.025 cubic yards to the ton, but in a pinch it makes for an easy conversion.
I believe your units are reversed and it is more like 2 tons per cubic yard. At half a ton per yard, it would be lighter than water (and many woods), making it a good boat building material. If you throw a lump of asphalt pavement in water, it clearly sinks.
#10
09-08-2010, 09:47 AM
 KK˛ Guest Posts: n/a
Re: formula for cubic yards asphalt to tons

Okay, how about this one. depth in inches/0.009 (0.00888889) x sq yd = total #s / 2000 = Tons ... i.e.
1"/0.009=111.11 x 18 sq yd = 2000# / 2000 = 1 ton.

or in my case

1"/0.009=111.11 X 7880 sq yd =875555.56#/2000=437.78 (443.24995)

When compared to

JohnS 2.025 per CY = 443.25

and

Superior Paving LxWxD"/160 which yealds 443.25 as well.

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