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Calculate Linear Ft. from Square Ft?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by LIBERTY LAWNCARE 2, Jul 12, 2004.


    LIBERTY LAWNCARE 2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 84

    Could you help me figure this out? I've searched throught the archives & on the net and I can't find the formula. <a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/4/4_6_2v.gif' border=0></a>

    I know the SQUARE Footage of a pallet of pavers, now I need to figure out how many LINEAR feet are in the same pallet of pavers.

    1 Pallet of pavers = 11.08 sqft

    Paver Sizes = 2.375"(H) x 5.5"(W) x various lengths

    Please share your math so I write it down in my book.

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  2. stxkyboy

    stxkyboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 222

    I hope ur joking...linear feet would be calculated by multiplying the length(thus linear) of the pavers by the quanity of pavers. Unless of course ur laying them soldier course then it would be width by the quanity of block. Thats for making my night.....thats amusing
  3. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Messages: 1,578

    You sure thats whats on a pallet of the pavers there?....pretty small pallet.

    LIBERTY LAWNCARE 2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 84

    stxkyboy - Thanks for replying, but I don't think you understand what I am asking.

    The pavers come on a pallet of 11.08 sqft per pallet. The pavers are of various lengths (Bolduc Adirondack).

    I am trying to figure out how many linear feet of pavers are on that pallet, so I can figure out how many pallets I would need.

    The pavers are being used as edgers along the circumference of a garden.

    LIBERTY LAWNCARE 2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 84

    Ooopps, you're right - having a blond moment here.

    It's 11.08 sqft per LAYER. The pavers are sold by the layer. I think that there are 4 layers per Pallet.

    I can usually figure these out quick & get the quote done & off my desk, but this one is making me nuts.

  6. stxkyboy

    stxkyboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 222

    I dont think u understand that the only may to figure out linear feet is to use the length of the blocks.....it might be possible to calculate base !!depending on how the skid is stacked!! using the length of one side times the number of bricks high times the number of columns of brick.

    LIBERTY LAWNCARE 2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 84

    That's the PITA part! There are four different sizes of this one paver, and each layer comes with various quantities of each size paver. They're all the same width & depth, but have various lengths.

    Now there's a thought. I have a pallet from the last job that I can run outside & measure to come up with a rough estimate.
  8. stxkyboy

    stxkyboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 222

    This should work if each column is seperate ie not interconnected but remeber ur width in higth is in # of bricks

    LIBERTY LAWNCARE 2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 84

    Nope they're not interconnected, they're layed out in a "runner pattern" Looked at a picture that I took of the job just before the pavers were installed. Unfortunately, there's a 315 lb. employee in the way, so I can't count how many rows of friggin' pavers were on that layer.

    But now I have a rough estimate of the linear footage. After I measured the pallet, I figured out how many rows of pavers fit down the length of the pallet then multipled the # of rows by the width of the pallet.

    I'll add approx 10% for errors or screw-ups just to be safe. The homeowner told us it would be great if we went over a bit so she could use the extras for a project.

    Thanks for your help :)

    LIBERTY LAWNCARE 2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 84

    If any DOES have a formula for figuring out Linear footage from Square footage, please post it for me.

    It beats running outside in my pj's at 11:00PM to measure a pallet!

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