- Other Rooms
- Lawn & Garden
- Deck & Patio
- Repair & Install
Cubic Yard CalculatorBy: Danny Lipford
A cubic yard is the volume of material which fits in a space one yard wide by one yard deep by one yard high. Cubic yards are used to measure materials ranging from concrete to mulch for your garden.
Common materials that are measured in cubic yards include:
- Fill dirt
To determine the amount of materials you need in cubic yards, you must first convert all three dimensions to the same unit of measurement. There are:
- 46,656 cubic inches in one cubic yard (36” x 36” x 36”)
For example, to find the amount of concrete needed for a slab 6” thick by 12’ long by 12’ wide:
- Divide the cubic feet by the number of cubic feet in a cubic yard (27) to find the number of cubic yards (72 ÷ 27 = 2.67 cu. yd.).
You can find the same result by converting all three dimensions to yards by:
- Multiply the three dimensions together to find the number of cubic yards (0.167 x 4 x 4 = 2.67 cu. yd.)
Or, simply input your dimensions in our handy calculator below, then click “calculate” to find the number of cubic yards.Tags: , calculator, concrete, dirt, gravel, measuring, mulch, sand, soil, yard
Please Leave a Comment
24 Comments on “Cubic Yard Calculator”
You can follow comments to this article by subscribing to the RSS news feed with your favorite feed reader.
We want to hear from you! In addition to posting comments on articles and videos, you can also send your comments and questions to us on our contact page or at (800) 946-4420. While we can't answer them all, we may use your question on our Today's Homeowner radio or TV show, or online at todayshomeowner.com.
Copyright © 2015 Danny Lipford Media. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.
Past Episodes of Today's Homeowner | Remodeling Contractor in Mobile, Alabama (AL) | Video Production in Mobile, Alabama (AL)