# Material Calculator

### Cubic Yards Calculator

Are you wondering how much material you need to order? Use the calculator below!

Cubic Yards Calculator

Math Class Is In Session! Often we are asked questions like: “How much topsoil so I need?””How much does a yard of gravel cover?”

In short, 1 cubic yard covers 27 square feet at 12″ depth, and 81 square feet at 4″ depth

For a more detailed number, we will use this calculation:

Length (Feet) X Width (Feet) X Depth (Inches) / 327

Example 1: You have a 20 X 40 area of lawn that you want to apply 4 inches of top soil to, the calculation is as follows.

20 feet X 40 feet X 4 inches deep = 32003200 / 327 = 9.78 cubic yards.

Example 2: You have 3 areas to add 3 inches of D-1 to. One area is 10′ X 12′, one 14′ X 25′, and one is a 17′ diameter circle.

We have: 10 X 12 X 3 = 36014 X 25 X 3 = 1050And, for simple math, a circle is 78.5% of a square, so we have 17 X 17 X 3 = 867867 – 21.5% =680

680+360+1050=2090

2090 divided by 327 = 6.39 yards.Boom! Too Easy!