resources Tonnage Calculator

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Calculating Cubic Yards

To find cubic yards, first make sure all your measurements are in feet. If depth or any other measurement is in inches, divide that number by 12 to convert it to feet. Next, multiply length, width, and height, then divide that number by 27.

(Length x Width x Height) ÷ 27 = Cubic Yards

Calculating By Material Size

The size of the aggregate material affects how much you’ll need to order. Use the conversion factors below to make sure you have the right amount to finish the job.

Fine materials
All sands, concrete, and asphalt

Cubic Yards x 1.5 = Tons of Material Needed

Coarse materials (Gravel or Limestone)
2, 4, 57, 67, 8, 9

Cubic Yards x 1.65 = Tons of Material Needed

Base materials
304, 411, screenings

Cubic Yards x 1.75 = Tons of Material Needed

Have a question about how much to order? Call 614-491-1515 or 800-491-OLEN (6596). We’d be happy to help.