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This has probably been asked before. Approximately how much of an area does a ton of dirt cover? either in SQ FT or CU Yds. Im building an estimate for a customer and for some reason Im having a hard time calculating the ammount of fill dirt im going to require.
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Well, it would depend on the depth of the dirt. How thick of a covering are you planning on?
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probably 6-8 inches is the depth. probably 6-8 inches in the back of the flower bed tapering down to the front.
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Ok and what would be the area? In sq. ft. or sq. yards.?

We can then calculate the answer based on "1 yard of dirt = 1.45 tons of dirt."
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850 sq feet, and also I need to fill an area around an above ground pool. The pool is 25 feet across and the area to be filled is 3-4 feet wide 2 feet deep around 3/4 the circumference of the pool.
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Ok I am going to use the Top soil and mulch calculator located here.

http://lawnchat.com/?page_id=341

For the first example. You said you needed to cover a 850 sq ft area. I don't know the exact length and width of it but I am guessing a square area of 29 ft x 29 ft and a depth of 7in.

That would be about 18 square yards of dirt.

Or 18 sq yds X (1.45 tons per yard) = 26.1 tons.

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You have been a really big help. I really appreciate the help. I have a question about the software you used. Once purchased is it readily available on my desktop without internet service?
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You are welcome. Let me know how the project goes.

You can see the screen caps of the estimators.

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http://lawnchat.com/?p=403
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http://lawnchat.com/?p=409

Yes they are stand alone programs that work on your computer and not over the internet.
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