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Old 04-08-2006, 11:39 AM
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Berm Calculations

How would i calculate how much soil i need for a berm? would i just use length x width x depth? and calculate it as a box?
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Old 04-08-2006, 01:31 PM
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1 yard of top soil can be compared to the size of a washing machine. Of course you will have setteling involved. Most topsoil companies that deliver will usually have a minimum delivery of 5 or 6 yards, which is a decent sized pile.
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Old 04-08-2006, 01:53 PM
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What is a berm?
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Old 04-08-2006, 04:23 PM
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Old 04-08-2006, 04:51 PM
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A berm is a level space seperating two features.A long firm mounded line of earth.
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Old 04-08-2006, 05:29 PM
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a berm is basically a half of a cylinder.
r squared X Pi legnth/2
radius is the height. pi is 3.14

if it is short and wide (half of an oval)
then use Pi*a*b /2

height X width X 3.14/2

tis will be the volume in cubic feet ( make sure you are measuting in feet)
then divide this by 27 for cubic yards.
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Old 04-08-2006, 08:49 PM
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Old 04-08-2006, 09:24 PM
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oops, forgot to say that you ave to multiply by legnth on the second one...

Pi X W X H X l /2
3.14 X width X height X legnth divided by 2
then divide by 27 yo get the yards
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Old 05-04-2006, 10:38 PM
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my berm

This is what my wife calls her berm. This is kind of a test, I've been reading a lot the last couple of years but haven't posted alot. I've been out playing in the dirt for the last two summers. I just wanted to see how to post a pic, once i figure this out i can ask some questions. This area looks quite a bit different now, It's all covered in woodchips and i have grass, yeah. now i just have to figure out what to plant on it. I have spuce trees across the top and 7 or 8 crabs across the middle. I want to plant alot of bushes and decorative grass and live in WI, I think zone 4. I show you this pic if it works and will go take a few more new pictures here tomorrow and see what you guys think.
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Old 05-04-2006, 10:48 PM
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pic didn't work

OK, that didn't work, i'll try it again. Hmmm i figure the file is to big, i will go take some more pic's tomorrow night and try again.
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