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bobbygedd

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

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

GreenMonster

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Location
NH
are you really looking for an answer, or is this another quiz?
 

Mykster

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Location
Arlington, WA
Originally posted by bobbygedd
what looks good? oooo, i'm sorry, the question was, how many yards of top soil do i need?
You should be good with 12yds.
 
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bobbygedd

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Location
NJ
are you sure? are u positive? i came up with alot more
 

aries

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Location
nj
Sounds correct to me I came up with the same figure 12 yrds what are u coming up with bobby!


Joe
 
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bobbygedd

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Location
NJ
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?
 

GreenMonster

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
NH
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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