Length in feet x width in feet x depth in feet (inches divide by 12 to convert to feet) then divide by 27 to get cubic yardage. Approximate compaction factor 30% – multiply by 1.30 to get total yardage. **Compaction factors are approximate and vary depending on material type and moisture content.
How to Measure Concrete Yardage?
Measuring concrete yardage is an important task for anyone involved in construction projects. Knowing the exact amount of concrete needed for a job is essential to ensure that the project is completed on time and within budget. Fortunately, there are a few simple steps that anyone can take to accurately determine the amount of concrete needed for a particular job.
The first step in measuring concrete yardage is to determine the size of the area to be filled with concrete. This can be done by using a tape measure or by using a measuring wheel. Once the dimensions have been determined, the total area to be filled with concrete can be calculated by multiplying the length by the width of the area.
The next step in measuring concrete yardage is to determine the depth of the concrete. This can be done by using a ruler or a depth gauge. Once the depth has been determined, the total volume of concrete needed for the job can be calculated by multiplying the total area by the depth of the concrete.
Once the total volume of concrete has been determined, it is important to account for any waste that may occur during the pouring process. To do this, it is necessary to add an extra 20% to the total volume of concrete to account for any spillage or other losses