Determining SQ FT

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by kirk1701, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Hey guys, need some math double checked here but think I'm right and think I done ended up with a bigger job then I expected.

    I thought oh, 3 yards and its 6X that :dizzy:

    Continued from here, check the 2 page last post with finished photo's:
    http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=384141

    Ok so I measured and from the side fence over to the other side of the shed, 53 feet. Back fence down to the walkway 34 feet.

    Now since I'm obviously not putting bark down over the cement slab around the shed I figured that will be enough to cover the extra area going down the right side of the shed so.

    53X34 = 1802 divide that by 100 [​IMG]

    since 3" thick will cover 100 SQ FT

    I'm looking at 18 yards not 3 yards :cry:

    Correct?
     
  2. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
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  3. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Ok, how deep should I go?

    What formula did you use to get 6 yards

    I used the site you posted and others I found also and came up with the same number of yards both ways 18.

    Your site I came up with 17 yards
     
  4. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
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    I miss input. It is 17 yards. Actually 18 if you accept the 7% settling rate.
     
  5. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Yep, thats what I got and the bullet has done been fired so I can't undo the damage

    Round-up the area yesterday :laugh:

    Think I'll be safe going 1.5" deep?

    3" is awful thick and I'm putting landscaping paper down "against my better judgement" lets just say women have the last word there ;)
     
  6. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
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    3" is about a minimum so expect to add more next year and maybe the following year.
     
  7. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
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    10 yards on the way, see how far that gets me and go stingy on it :laugh:

    Some places I don't have to do right away like won't be seen behind the shed.

    Have some finished pics in a week or two in the other thread. Wanted to get this project done before I did any renovating and aerating for fall.
     
  8. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
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    All finished, fixing to post pics in the other thread here
    http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=384141

    10 yards bought, still have 4 left :confused:
    Needed 17 yards

    53 Feet X 34 Feet

    Learning curve here so someone explain how we ended up with 17 yards?
     
  9. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
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    If the square footage is correct then the calculation vs actual lies in the depth.


    54X34X.25= 459

    459/27 =17
     
  10. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Ok, your ariving at the same I did, different formula

    Where did you get the .25 from and the 27 to divide into.

    Still, I bet I used 6 yards I got about 4 yars left and trying to figure out where on earth I'm going to store it :laugh:
     

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