Gravel Needed Calculator

Gravel Needed Calculator

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Length (ft):
Depth (inches):
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Gravel Needed Formula:

Width/3 x Length/3 x Depth/36

Gravel Needed Definition

Our gravel calculator makes landscaping projects easier. When it comes to adding gravel, it is not enough to know the size of the area that needs to be covered. The depth of the gravel must also come into play. Problems arise for many people when they realize that they need to know how many cubic yards of gravel they need, but their measurements for the area was in feet and the depth was in inches.

Let our gravel needed calculator take the work out of helping you to determine the exact amount of gravel you need to purchase from the store. Our calculator converts your measurements into yards and gives you the answer you need in cubic yards, making your job of purchasing the gravel easier.

Using the Calculator

When using our calculator you need to measure the following:

  • Width of the site in feet
  • Length of the site in feet
  • Know the desired depth of the gravel in inches

How Our Calculator Works

Our calculator takes each of the measurements you gave in feet and divides it by three to find how many yards are in the length and width measurements. The depth is converted to yards by dividing it by 36 because that is how many inches are in one yard.

To determine the area of a site in cubic yards, the converted measurements are multiplied together. Our calculator uses the formula to convert and calculate: width/3 x length/3 x depth/36 = amount of gravel in cubic yards.

Since our calculator takes the effort out of finding out how much gravel you need, you do not need to remember the formula or how to make the calculation manually. Just ensure that your measurements for the width and length are correct and in feet, and the depth desired for the gravel is in inches.

How This Information Can Be Used

This calculator is helpful for finding the amount of gravel needed for a variety of projects. These may include:

  • Playgrounds
  • Gravel walkways
  • Rock gardens
  • Drainage areas
  • Driveways

When laying out the gravel in your landscape, whether for a walking path or garden, there are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Measure the area accurately
  • Use our calculator to find the exact amount of gravel you need. This is so you do not waste money buying too much.
  • Create a rigid border around the area to be filled to keep gravel contained. This can be soil by filling in a dug-out area with gravel or artificial borders made of wood.
  • Smooth the gravel out with a rack to create an even surface

When it comes to landscaping projects around the home, you can be most successful with proper planning. Our gravel calculator helps you to plan the exact amount of gravel you need for whatever project you are working on. Also, check out the Material Needed (circle) Calculator.

How to Calculate Gravel Needed

Let's be honest - sometimes the best gravel needed calculator is the one that is easy to use and doesn't require us to even know what the gravel needed formula is in the first place! But if you want to know the exact formula for calculating gravel needed then please check out the "Formula" box above.

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