conversion formula?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by John Deere, Jan 1, 2002.

  1. John Deere

    John Deere LawnSite Member
    Messages: 128

    Can someone give me the conversion formula for converting sq. ft. into cubic yards? Thanks for any help.
  2. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    If its cubic feet, it is 27 cubic feet to a cubic yard. If it,s a mulch estimate I'd say 100 square feet to a cubic yard. Here's a handy web site that might help.
  3. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,899

    If you're trying to figure sq.ft coverage per cubic yard:

    27 cuft/yd so
    Depth 12" - 27 sqft
    " 6" - 27*2 =54sqft
    " 4" - 27*3=81 sqft
    " 3" - 27*4=108 sqft

    Formula 27cuft *(12/#inches desired depth)=sq.ft. coverage

    Just remember that generally when dealing w/ bulk materias, you do get a little more than bagged product!!

  4. strickdad

    strickdad LawnSite Senior Member
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  5. Turf King

    Turf King LawnSite Member
    from Ozarks
    Messages: 32


    That was a verey good site, thanks for sharing!

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