# How do I calculate yards of fill dirt?

## How do I calculate yards of fill dirt?

Length in feet x Width in feet x Depth in feet (inches divided by 12). Take the total and divide by 27 (the amount of cubic feet in a yard). The final figure will be the estimated amount of cubic yards required.

## How much is a yard of dirt?

For example, if you dig up a flower bed that is 9 feet long, 3 feet wide and 12 inches deep, you will have one cubic yard of dirt. This is how it breaks down: 3 feet equals 1 yard, so 9 feet equals 3 total yards in length. The width of 3 feet equals 1 yard.

## How much is 5 yards fill dirt?

Clean fill dirt sells for \$8 to \$15 per cubic yard. Homeowners should budget \$40 to \$75 for a typical project requiring 5 cubic yards of fill to be spread 3+ inches deep over 500 square feet.

## How many yards of dirt are in a truckload?

A standard dump truck would most likely be used for your project, and they can typically carry 10 to 12 cubic yards of dirt in a truckload. How much dirt you need will determine how many trucks your project requires, given that the number of yards of dirt in a truckload will almost always be the same.

## How do I raise my yard level?

1. STEP 1: Mow the lawn. ...
2. STEP 2: Examine the amount of thatch at the lawn's roots, then dethatch as needed. ...
3. STEP 3: Mix sand, topsoil, and compost. ...
4. STEP 4: Dig up the grass in sunken parts of the lawn and fill with the soil mixture. ...
5. STEP 5: Spread the rest of the soil mixture in a thin layer to even out the entire lawn.

## How do you fix a yard grading problem?

To fix negative grading, you have to add dirt to the foundation and change the slope. Positive grading is when the angle of the slope goes downward from the foundation, draining water away from the house. Your yard should have the proper positive grade to keep water from pooling up.

## How do I calculate my yard grade?

Divide the change in elevation, in feet, by the distance between the two stakes, also in feet, and multiply this number by 100 to calculate the percent slope, or the grade change, between the two stakes.

## Is my yard level?

If the drop measures from 3 to 6 inches up to 2 feet, you can do any light leveling yourself. If the drop is more than that or if the ground slopes upwards, you should probably hire a professional to do the grading for you. If you have really steep ground, consider building terraces or planting ground covers.

## How do you calculate a 2% slope?

To calculate percent slope, divide the difference between the elevations of two points by the distance between them, then multiply the quotient by 100. The difference in elevation between points is called the rise. The distance between the points is called the run. Thus, percent slope equals (rise / run) x 100.

## What is a 1% slope in inches?

1% as a decimal is 0.

## What does slope look like?

The slope equals the rise divided by the run: . You can determine the slope of a line from its graph by looking at the rise and run. One characteristic of a line is that its slope is constant all the way along it. So, you can choose any 2 points along the graph of the line to figure out the slope.