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Distance around formula

matthew horner

LawnSite Senior Member
Sanford, NC
Is there a formula for calculating area in square footage by measuring only the distance around the area in linear feet?

Thank you


LawnSite Member
Barrington, NH
No, you have to break up the area into geometric shapes, calculate their areas and add together. I wish there was it would make my life easier estimating bulk materials for installs.

D Felix

LawnSite Bronze Member
If you have the irregular shape on a scaled plan, you can use a planimeter to get the square footage. A good digital one will run $900 or more though.

For actual, on-the-ground measurements, no, it won't work....