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  • Cubic Yards into Square feet

    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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    Re: Cubic Yards into Square feet

    Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
    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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      Re: Cubic Yards into Square feet

      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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        Re: Cubic Yards into Square feet

        need to convert 15'x15' @ 4 in deepth into yards.

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          Re: Cubic Yards converted into yards

          Originally posted by wade View Post
          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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            Re: Cubic Yards converted into yards

            Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
            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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              Re: Cubic Yards converted into yards

              Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
              how much is 1 cubic yard in feet
              There are 27 cubic feet in a cubic yard

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                Re: Cubic Yards into Square feet

                5 cubic yards to sq feet

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                  Re: Cubic Yards into Square feet

                  Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
                  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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