please check my measurements

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by bobbygedd, Mar 24, 2004.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
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    i need to fill a hole with topsoil. the hole is 40x18.5. also, it's 5"deep.
     
  2. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
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    They look good...you did measure twice, correct?
     
  3. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
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    what looks good? oooo, i'm sorry, the question was, how many yards of top soil do i need?
     
  4. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
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    are you really looking for an answer, or is this another quiz?
     
  5. Mykster

    Mykster LawnSite Senior Member
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    You should be good with 12yds.
     
  6. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
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    are you sure? are u positive? i came up with alot more
     
  7. aries

    aries LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
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    Sounds correct to me I came up with the same figure 12 yrds what are u coming up with bobby!


    Joe
     
  8. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
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    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?
     
  9. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
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    I came up with 12 also bobby.

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

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
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    11.417yds of loam to fill the hole
     

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