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filling a hole

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by bobbygedd, Mar 22, 2002.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    i need to fill a hole, 4 ft wide, by 4 feet long, and 8 feet deep. im using fill dirt. according to my calculations, i need about 7 yds of soil. does this sound right?
  2. Planter

    Planter LawnSite Member
    from Utah
    Posts: 214

    I get 128 cubic feet (4 x 4 x8 = 128). Then 128 cubic feet divided by 27 cubic feet per cubic yard gives me 4.74 cubic yards.

  3. Commander

    Commander Banned
    Posts: 116

    If this hole is 8' deep, why not dump some junk stones you may have in there as well? I know a lot of people like to burry stuff whenever they can, this sounds like a good opportunity to do that.
  4. LawnLad

    LawnLad LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 738

    Why not build a seat with an opening in it over the hole? Might take a while to fill the hole though.
  5. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 611

    I think in the end you will use more than 5 yards if you are compacting the lower layers as you fill the hole. Otherwise it will settle with time.
  6. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,412

    The fireman is right, figure 20% extra for compaction when deciding volume for fill, goes the same for excavating.
  7. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    lawnlad, that was great, laughed my ass off. ill run it by the customer, ill let u know if they say go 4 it

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