There could be nothing worse, as a construction worker, than running out of materials you are using - or having so much of them that they get in the way. Fortunately, if you use a sand calculator before construction gets underway, you minimize the risk significantly.
This sand calculator enables you to work out how much sand you will need based on the measurements of your site. You can say goodbye to rough estimates from now on.
How Much Sand do I Need?
The first and most challenging step is to do the math to find out the volume of sand you require. You would use the same method for excavation as you would for working out sand quantities.
Identify both the width and length of a cuboidal excavation. In this example, we will assume the width is eight yards and the length 15 yards.
1. Calculate the excavation area by multiplying the length by the width.
Area = 15 x 8 = 120 yards
2. Identify the excavation area depth. In this example, it’s one yard.
3. Multiply the depth and area to get its volume.
120 x 1 = 120 cubic yards
How Much Does Sand Weigh?
If you want to know how much one cubic yard of sand weighs, the process is effortless. All you need to do is multiply the volume by the density. The sand calculator also has a set density value, so you don’t need to enter this manually. However, if you are using another material combination, you can change it.
The sand calculator can also help you work out your budget - or at least give you an idea of what the sand will cost. Identify the sand cost per one unit (such as tonne or cubic yard) then let the sand calculator do all the work.
Concrete and Other Materials
Not every contractor will be using sand on-site, which is why there is a need for other calculators. You can also use a concrete calculator to estimate how much concrete you will need, or a brick calculator to avoid wastage at building sites.