topsoil question

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by joeyp614, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. joeyp614

    joeyp614 LawnSite Member
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    I was wondering if anyone could help me with the formula to figure out how much topsoil i would need. The numbers are 35 feet long x 11 feet wide x 6 inches deep.

    edit - you can't post an email address at the site. thanks, Mike
     
  2. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Search "topsoil calculator" on google or yahoo.... you'll find it! plug the numbers in and VOILA!
     
  3. amscapes03

    amscapes03 LawnSite Senior Member
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    7 Yards of topsoil.
     
  4. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    35 X 11 X .5 = Cu.Ft. / 27 = Cu.Yd.

    Length X Width X Depth = Cubic measurement, Whether feet inches or yards. Just be sure that all your numbers are of the same unit of measure.

    If you plug in 6" into the formula, instead .5 feet you will get a very distorted value.
     
  5. joeyp614

    joeyp614 LawnSite Member
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    thanks everyone for the help
     
  6. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have been told, and found so far, that a yard of topsoil, compost, whatever it is your using will cover roughly 1000sq ft.
     
  7. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
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    Dont forget 20% for compaction. You'll need 8.5 yards if you want the finished to be 6".
     
  8. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    Have not heard this before but it makes since.
     
  9. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
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    Almost all materials will compact, settle, etc. It also depends on how loose the topsoil is, but 20% will get you a lot closer than without.
     

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