## Why do you divide by 27 to get cubic yards?

You must divide by 27 because 1 cubic yard equals 27 cubic feet. The answer is the total cubic yards of your area. Using the same example, divide 7,000 cubic feet by 27 to get 259.3 cubic yards.

**How do you calculate cubic yards from area?**

Calculate Cubic Yards

- Calculate your area.
- Calculate your volume: Multiply area times the depth to get volume in cubic feet.
- Calculate your cubic yards: Divide cubic feet by 27 to convert to cubic yards and this is your answer.
- Where ft2 = square foot, ft3 = cubic foot, yd3 = cubic yard.

**How do you calculate yards of gravel?**

To measure the driveway in cubic feet, multiply the length by width by depth. For cubic yards, divide the total cubic feet by 27. Because one cubic yard of gravel is equal to 1.13 tons, you can multiply your total cubic yards by 1.13 to convert this measurement to tons.

### How much area is a cubic yard?

How Much Does A Yard Cover? A cubic yard of material can be spread to cover 100 square feet (10×10 foot area) at 3 inches of depth.

**How do you figure cubic yards of gravel?**

The formula: Number of Cubic Yards = Length (in feet) Width (in feet) Depth (in feet) ÷ 27. Simply multiply the three dimensions together to find the number of cubic feet, then divide by 27 to find the number of cubic yards.

**How do I calculate how much gravel I need for my driveway?**

Divide the measurement in inches by 36 to find the driveway’s depth in yards. Most driveways should have a depth of 6-8″ of gravel. The formula to find volume is length × width × depth. Multiply the width by the length by the depth in yards to find the cubic yards of gravel needed.

#### How many yards of rock do I need calculator?

Multiply the length, width, and height together to find the volume of the space. Now, convert the volume to cubic yards. If the initial measurements were in inches, then convert cubic inches to cubic yards by dividing by 46,656. If the initial measurements were in feet, then divide by 27 to get cubic yards.

**How do I figure out how much gravel I need?**

Length in feet x Width in feet x Depth in feet (inches divided by 12). Take the total and divide by 21.6 (the amount of cubic feet in a ton). The final figure will be the estimated amount of tons required.

**How do you calculate cubic yards of landscape rocks?**

## What are the dimensions of 1 cubic yard?

1. One cubic yard is equivalent to a box measuring 3 feet wide by 3 feet long by 3 feet deep for a total of 27 cubic feet. 2. As a rule of thumb, 1 cubic yard of mulch covers approximately 100 square feet to a depth of 3 inches.

**How much gravel do I need for a 10×12 shed?**

A bed of 4″ or more of crushed/screened 3/4 minus gravel or other porous gravel is required for all sheds over 8′ wide. Gravel base is to be 2 feet larger than the shed size. Example: 10×12 shed requires 12×14 base (see diagram below).