# How do I calculate yards of dirt?

## How do I calculate yards of dirt?

Length in feet x Width in feet x Depth in feet (inches divided by 12). Take the total and divide by 27 (the amount of cubic feet in a yard). The final figure will be the estimated amount of cubic yards required.

## Why do you divide by 27 to get cubic yards?

You must divide by 27 because 1 cubic yard equals 27 cubic feet. The answer is the total cubic yards of your area.

What is 1 cubic yard equal to in feet?

27 cubic feet
A yard is 3 feet or 36 inches, and therefore, a cubic yard is 3 x 3 x 3, or 27 cubic feet(ft3).

How much is 10 cubic yards in square feet?

One Cubic Yard = 27 Cubic Feet Length x Width = Square Feet

1 YD 10 YD
Depth
3 Inches 108 sq.ft. 1080 sq.ft.
4 Inches 81 sq.ft. 810 sq.ft.
5 Inches 65 sq.ft. 650 sq.ft.

### Is 1 cubic yard the same as 1 yard?

What Is a Cubic Yard? A cubic yard is the volume of a cube with the length, width and height of one yard (3 feet or 36 inches). One cubic yard is equal to 27 cubic feet.

### What is the formula to determine cubic yards?

The formula: Number of Cubic Yards = Length (in feet) Width (in feet) Depth (in feet) ÷ 27. Simply multiply the three dimensions together to find the number of cubic feet, then divide by 27 to find the number of cubic yards.

How do you figure out cubic yards?

How to Find Cubic Yardage. Cubic yardage is just a volume, measured in yards. Finding cubic yardage is just like finding a volume, by multiplying the width times the length times the height(W x L x H). For finding the cubic yardage of inches or another unit of measure, first convert the width, length, and height measurements to yards, then multiply.

How do you calculate cu yards?

Calculate your volume: Multiply area times the depth, this will be volume in cubic feet. Calculate your cubic yards: Divide cubic feet by 27 to convert to cubic yards and this is your answer. Where (ft 2) = square foot, (ft 3) = cubic foot, (yd 3) = cubic yard.

#### How much dirt to fill a cubic yard?

One cubic yard of dirt is between 1.05 and 1.75 tons depending on the soil composition and water content. Most fill dirt has a density of 90 pounds per cubic foot, which equals 1.215 tons per yard on average.