The first step to estimating gravel, sand, or soil is to estimate the volume of material needed. Start by measuring the length, width, and depth of the area you need to fill in the same unit of measurement. Multiply the length, width, and height together to find the volume of the space. Now, convert the volume to cubic yards.
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How do you calculate how much gravel is needed?
How much gravel do I need?
- Determine the length and width of a cuboidal excavation. ...
- Calculate the area of the excavation, multiplying the length and width together. ...
- Determine the depth of the excavation. ...
- Multiply the area and depth of the excavation to obtain its volume: 18 * 2 = 36 yd³ .