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Estimate required concrete volume per sq. ft.
Required concrete is in general calculated in cubic yards (cy).
v = 0.0031 l w t (1)
v = required concrete - (cy, cu. yards)
l = slab length (ft)
w = slab width (ft)
t = slab depth (in)
- 1 cubic yard = 27 cubic feet
- 1 ft = 12 in
Slab Concrete Volume
- 1 in (inch) = 25.4 mm = 2.54 cm = 0.0254 m
- 1 yd3 = 0.7646 m3
- 1 ft2 = 0.0929 m2
Area Covered by Concrete
The table below shows the area (sq.ft.) that 1 cu. yard of concrete will cover for various depths.
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