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bobbygedd
03-24-2004, 03:42 PM
i need to fill a hole with topsoil. the hole is 40x18.5. also, it's 5"deep.

Scraper
03-24-2004, 03:44 PM
They look good...you did measure twice, correct?

bobbygedd
03-24-2004, 03:58 PM
what looks good? oooo, i'm sorry, the question was, how many yards of top soil do i need?

GreenMonster
03-24-2004, 04:45 PM
are you really looking for an answer, or is this another quiz?

Mykster
03-24-2004, 04:53 PM
Originally posted by bobbygedd
what looks good? oooo, i'm sorry, the question was, how many yards of top soil do i need?

You should be good with 12yds.

bobbygedd
03-24-2004, 05:08 PM
are you sure? are u positive? i came up with alot more

aries
03-24-2004, 05:35 PM
Sounds correct to me I came up with the same figure 12 yrds what are u coming up with bobby!


Joe

bobbygedd
03-24-2004, 05:50 PM
i'm commin up with 18 yds. 40x18.5=740 sq ft. one yd of soil covers 100 sq ft 2 " deep. so to cover this area at 2" deep would be 7.4 yds. but, i need 5 " so, i multiply the formula by 2.5, this equals 18.5 yds of topsoil. i cant screw it up, it's all wheelbarrowing and shoveling, through a tiny gate. i've always used the formula of 1 yd of soil, covers 100 sq ft, 2" deep. it's never failed me. am i wrong?

GreenMonster
03-24-2004, 05:53 PM
Originally posted by bobbygedd
i'm commin up with 18 yds. 40x18.5=740 sq ft. one yd of soil covers 100 sq ft 2 " deep. so to cover this area at 2" deep would be 7.4 yds. but, i need 5 " so, i multiply the formula by 2.5, this equals 18.5 yds of topsoil. i cant screw it up, it's all wheelbarrowing and shoveling, through a tiny gate. i've always used the formula of 1 yd of soil, covers 100 sq ft, 2" deep. it's never failed me. am i wrong?

I came up with 12 also bobby.

Doesn't 1yd cover 100 sq. ft 3" deep?

SodKing
03-24-2004, 05:53 PM
11.417yds of loam to fill the hole

kris
03-24-2004, 06:27 PM
Allow for compaction 15-25%

Ground Master
03-24-2004, 06:28 PM
1 yard of soil covers 162 square feet at 2" not 100 sq ft


(40 x 18.5) x 5/12= 308 cubic feet/27=11.4 cubic yards

Zach76
03-24-2004, 07:22 PM
Take the 5 and divide by 12 to figure the depth in feet. Then multiply all dimensions and divide by 27.

.41' deep x 40' long x by 18.5' wide =303.40 then 303.40/27=11.23.

I'd get 12 yards.

bobbygedd
03-24-2004, 07:26 PM
ok, i'll sell it as 15 yds