Finding cubic yardage


Formula = Length x Width x Depth / 27


• Step 1  Measure area. Length x Width = square feet of area. 

• Step 2  Determine desired depth. Measurement must be in feet. 
To convert from inches to feet, divide the number of inches by 12. 

Examples
1" / 12 = 0.083'
2" / 12 = 0.166'
3" / 12 = 0.250'


• Step 3  Multiply square feet from step 1 x depth from step 2 

• Step 4  Divide result from step 3 by 27 and the new result is your cubic yardage. 

Example  Finding the cubic yardage needed to cover an area that is 50' x 60' at a depth of 0.25' (3")


50' x 60' = 3000 square feet x 0.25' = 750 cubic feet

750 divided by 27 = 27.77 cubic yards
