Topsoil job

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by NNJLandman, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,306

    Guys I need some help on this estimate, Im having the most difficult time trying to figure out exactely how much topsoil im going to need, frist I plan on leaving the yard off with an excavator dozer blade and using fill dirt or sand and going over top with 2" of topsoil. Yard is 8-10,000sqft. can someone tell me how much topsoil I will need, thanks.

  2. jpmako

    jpmako LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 593


    To achieve your 2" depth you would need the following

    8000 Sqft = 49.4 Yards
    9000 Sqft = 55.6 Yards
    10000 Sqft = 61.7 Yards

    Hope this helps

  3. gammon landscaping

    gammon landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 550

    one thing you guys might want to remember is that when you messure the inside of a truck that you will get around 16-20 yards(tadem axle dumps) but when you take that material and spread it and it compacts you will only have 10-12 yards max. the reason is that the truck will not be compleatly toped off and that compaction factor. just an fyi

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