## Calculate the Amount of Tons You Will Need

You may use this Excel sheet to figure the ton's you will need. **CLICK HERE**

**The following is the formula we use to calculate the amount of ton'syou will need to fulfill your job. **

**Length x Width = "X" / 27= "X" (Cubic Yards)****Now you have the amount of cubic yards figured out, you must figure****out the compaction of the material desired.****Take your Cubic Yards and then multiply it by the following: If you****want Dirt or Sand multiply by (1.5)-- If you want Gravel multiply by (1.8)---****If you want White Rock multiply it by (2.2)****This number will give you the amount of tons needed per 1 foot of****material. So, If you take your final number from above and Divide by 12(12in.=****1ft.) and multiply it by however thick you want your material.**

**EXAMPLE: I have a 500 foot long driveway and is 12 foot wide. I take 500x12= 6000 /27= 222 Cubic yards. I want White Rock, so I multiply 222(Cubic Yards) x 2.2(Compaction)= 488 ton / 12 (12" in 1 foot) = 41 tons. I want my driveway 2" thick so I multiply 41 x 2 = 82 ton. **