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i need to fill a hole with topsoil. the hole is 40x18.5. also, it's 5"deep.
 

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what looks good? oooo, i'm sorry, the question was, how many yards of top soil do i need?
 

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i'm commin up with 18 yds. 40x18.5=740 sq ft. one yd of soil covers 100 sq ft 2 " deep. so to cover this area at 2" deep would be 7.4 yds. but, i need 5 " so, i multiply the formula by 2.5, this equals 18.5 yds of topsoil. i cant screw it up, it's all wheelbarrowing and shoveling, through a tiny gate. i've always used the formula of 1 yd of soil, covers 100 sq ft, 2" deep. it's never failed me. am i wrong?
 

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Originally posted by bobbygedd
i'm commin up with 18 yds. 40x18.5=740 sq ft. one yd of soil covers 100 sq ft 2 " deep. so to cover this area at 2" deep would be 7.4 yds. but, i need 5 " so, i multiply the formula by 2.5, this equals 18.5 yds of topsoil. i cant screw it up, it's all wheelbarrowing and shoveling, through a tiny gate. i've always used the formula of 1 yd of soil, covers 100 sq ft, 2" deep. it's never failed me. am i wrong?
I came up with 12 also bobby.

Doesn't 1yd cover 100 sq. ft 3" deep?
 

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Take the 5 and divide by 12 to figure the depth in feet. Then multiply all dimensions and divide by 27.

.41' deep x 40' long x by 18.5' wide =303.40 then 303.40/27=11.23.

I'd get 12 yards.
 
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