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roy at home
03-26-2006, 01:08 AM
I HAVE 9'X13' AREA THE PAVERS I AM USEING ARE 16" SQUARE, MY QUESTION IS HOW MANY DO I NEED. :confused: :dizzy:

pondfishr
03-26-2006, 01:16 AM
The way I figure it is that you have an area 9' X 13' = 117 sq ft. If you are using 16" pavers each one is 1.25 sq ft. If you take 117/1.25 = 93.6 pavers. I bet if you had around 100 of them that will be real close to what you need. If you want to figure around 10% extra that would put you at 103 pavers. Hope this helps..........

roy at home
03-26-2006, 01:19 AM
Sure Does Thank You That Is What I Was Figuring, But Hey 2 Heads Are Better Than One. Thank You.

pondfishr
03-26-2006, 01:24 AM
I looked at it again and the 16" are actually 1.33 sq ft. That will put you around 88 pavers plus the 10% to 97. Anywhere around 100 I bet you will be ok. It depends what type of spacing you have between them and if you have to do much cutting. Sorry for the mistake but it is close...

roy at home
03-26-2006, 01:27 AM
Thank You.

orionkf
03-26-2006, 01:57 AM
The way I figure it is that you have an area 9' X 13' = 117 sq ft. If you are using 16" pavers each one is 1.25 sq ft. If you take 117/1.25 = 93.6 pavers. I bet if you had around 100 of them that will be real close to what you need. If you want to figure around 10% extra that would put you at 103 pavers. Hope this helps..........


How did you guys come up with 1.25 sq. ft.? I came up with 1.77777 per. 16x16=256/144=1.77777. What am I doing wrong?

sheshovel
03-26-2006, 02:31 AM
What are you figuring orionkf?

zedosix
03-26-2006, 09:19 AM
How did you guys come up with 1.25 sq. ft.? I came up with 1.77777 per. 16x16=256/144=1.77777. What am I doing wrong?

You are doing nothing wrong.

He needs 66 stones. He can figure in how many extra for cuts.

Electra_Glide
03-28-2006, 09:43 AM
How did you guys come up with 1.25 sq. ft.? I came up with 1.77777 per. 16x16=256/144=1.77777. What am I doing wrong?

Orionkf,

You didn't do anything wrong, 1.7777 sq.ft per paver is the correct answer.

9' x 13' = 117 sq. ft.

117 sq.ft. / 1.777 sq.ft. per paver = 66 pavers.

The other way to figure it, in order to account for cuts, is to compute the number you need for each side:

9' = 108"
13' = 156"

108" / 16" per paver = 6.75
156" / 16" per paver = 9.75

So, you need 7 pavers for the short side, and 10 pavers for the long side for a total of 70 pavers.

Take care...

Joe Kantz

Jody P
03-28-2006, 10:13 AM
If you do this a lot invest in a Construction Master Volume Calculator. It converts feet into inches & inches into feet. Also will do all of your square and volume calculations. Cost about $79.00.

ma5tr
03-28-2006, 07:49 PM
I had to reply.

I will take you through htis BASIC equation.

-there are 12 inches in 1 foot
-your paver are 16" by 16" (squares"

-if you take 16" and divide it by 12" it will give you a decimal feet

-1.333333333 feet per paver is your answer

-now take your entire area square footage (length x width = square footage)

-take your total square footage of your area and see how many time 1.33333 goes into it.

-if your patio is a perfect square you wont have to cut so dont bother ordering 10% extra...only about 2% for cracked stones

-10% extra for cuts if your patio is not perfect square

hope that helped

UNISCAPER
03-28-2006, 07:59 PM
Oh I could really toss a monkey wrench at this thing....Shall I???? Hmmmm, what the hell.....

A 16x16" paver is actually 15.750x15.750, so........It's time for a Corona with lime.

ma5tr
03-28-2006, 09:54 PM
o.k...then 15.75"/12"= 1.3125'...u do the rest of the math.

And I Forgot a BIG part of the equation in my last quote that might have made me look like a idiot.....you must multiply the 1.333333 x 1.3333333 whick will give you 1.77 than you get your total ft2 and do the rest of the math.

zedosix
03-28-2006, 10:18 PM
I think this was figured out a while back guys :confused:

UNISCAPER
03-28-2006, 10:28 PM
Yeah but it's math, and there are always ways to do cipher'in either by takeaways or guzintas using ought oughts and such

orionkf
03-29-2006, 01:38 AM
Orionkf,

You didn't do anything wrong, 1.7777 sq.ft per paver is the correct answer.

9' x 13' = 117 sq. ft.

117 sq.ft. / 1.777 sq.ft. per paver = 66 pavers.

The other way to figure it, in order to account for cuts, is to compute the number you need for each side:

9' = 108"
13' = 156"

108" / 16" per paver = 6.75
156" / 16" per paver = 9.75

So, you need 7 pavers for the short side, and 10 pavers for the long side for a total of 70 pavers.

Take care...

Joe Kantz

I've never done it the second way, but I'm gonna give that a try. Seems like a perfect way to figure your overage. Thanks for the tip.