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Old 04-22-2013, 04:20 PM
birddseedd birddseedd is offline
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How do i write the measurement of a gradient?

The gradient that i have is 20 inches over 20 feet. (hold a board level from the most elevated part of the gradient to the least elevated and measure from the board to the ground.

Also, how do i figure the yards of gravel i will need to fill it all in level? (20f by 55f
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:48 PM
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You have a long skinny triangle that is 1/2 of a long skinny rectangle...

Your rectangle is 1.75 feet X 20 feet,,, or 35 square feet... bring it back to the triangle by cutting it in half,,, or 17.5 sq.ft.

you have the H & L, so plug in your Width and you'll have cubic measurement in FEET...
Remember to do your Width in FEET also and divide by 27 to get cu. yds. and you're golden...
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:39 PM
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Here is a way to measure it with pictures. Gotta have pictures.
http://www.hgtvgardens.com/garden-pl...sure-gradients
It is customary to write about the grade in terms of Percentages of the Slope.
30% slope; 20% slope - - -like that.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:58 PM
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THanks for the info. I measured it a tad differently, but same result. that method looks a lil easier tho.

ty again
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