Skip to comments.What are dimensions of 10 yards of dirt
Posted on 03/25/2007 3:27:21 PM PDT by Upton O. Goode
I had someone give me a price for "10 yards of top soil".
I'm thinking yard by yard by yard - 10 in each direction
cubic yards. But 10 piles of one cubic yard. not 10x10x10.
That's cubic yards. 27 cubic feet. At a depth of 4" thats 810 sq feet of coverage.
10 cubic yards of dirt.
One cubic yard is 3 feet by 3 feet by 3 feet = 27 cubic feet.
Ten yards of dirt would be 270 cubic feet of topsoil.
Yes, it would be cubic yards. From that it is easy to calculate how far it would spread to any particular thickness.
That would be 1,000 cubic yards.
If it's a nursery, they usually mean cubic. An 8' bed of a pickup is about 2 yds, and that is cubic. Hope this helps a little.
Ten Yard Dump body.
It's typically 2" for depth and 3x3 yards (or 9.??? x 9.??? ft.) I get a 4 yards of mulch every year and this means I can cover a an area 15.5' X 15.5' to a depth of 2".
I am pretty sure he is referring to a quanty of 10 1 yard cubes of dirt, which is how they measure concrete. So the size of the actual cube would be the cube root of 10 or 2.1544 yard or 77.55 inch cube. What is more practical though is to know what size area you plan to spread it and then determine how many inches of soil that is.
Thanks, that's what I would think, if it were cubic yards, but there is no way this guy delivered, in my driveway, a pile of dirt that was 30 feet by 30 feet by 30 feet. Also, there is no way he delivered a pile that was 1 yard by 1 yard by 10 yards, ie., 3 feet by 3 feet by 30 feet high. The guy delivered a pile that was about 3 feet by 3 feet by 3 to at most 4 feet high. I can't see how that is 10 yards, but he charged my 30 dollars per yard, i.e. $300.00. I think he ripped me off.
1 yard = a cube 3 foot by 3 foot by 3 foot
which = 27 cubic feet
so 10 yards would = 270 cubic feet
which would cover an area of 270 square feet 1 foot in depth
or at only half that depth twice the area (540 sqft)
540 sqft would be a 23ft by 23ft area (approx)
some allowance should be made for the settling as dirt is delivered in a loose state
Thanks, I think that must be what it is (see my previous comment on 10 cubic yards). These measurements sound more in line with what he delivered. However, I think the price was excessive.
Stop Payment. unless there was a pile that would fill to the brim, that truck inpost #10, my FRiend, you got hosed
Another way to look at it, topsoil weighs roughly a ton a yard, so 10 ton will be around 200 wheelbarrows full @ 100 lbs each
Ten yards would would cover an area about 10 x 10 by about six feet high when dumped out of a truck. If it was not a dump truck, a fairly big one at that, then you got taken.
Would you like an acre of water to go with that 10 yards of topsoil?