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Our building material calculator is specifically intended to estimate the amount of material you may need to complete a construction project. Just enter a couple of parameters and make a tap to get instant results along with total cost.

Our building calculator uses different formulas to calculate building materials that are must to finish a construction testimonial. To better comprehend these expressions, let us resolve an example!

Suppose Jackson is a mason and he wants to cover an area with material (concrete or gravel) having the following dimensions:

\(Length = 58ft\)

\(Width = 45ft\)

\(Depth = 2ft\)

What would be the building material estimate for this project?

First, we will calculate area, volume, and density of the material;

\(Area = Length \times Width\)

\(Area = 58ft \times 45ft\)

\(Area = 2610 ft^{2}\)

\(Volume = Area \times Depth\)

\(Volume = 2610 ft^{2} \times 2ft\)

\(Volume = 5220 m^{3}\)

\(Weight = Density \times Volume\)

\(Weight = 105\,lb/ft^{3} \times 5220 m^{3}\)

\(Weight = 548 cubic ton\)

\(Cost = Price\,Per\,Unit\,Mass \times Weight\)

\(Cost = $23 \times 548\)

\(Cost = $12,604\)

Our building material calculator will try to estimate building materials that are mentioned in the table below:

Weight per Cubic Yard | – | Weight per Cubic Meter | – | |
---|---|---|---|---|

Material | Pounds | Tons | Kilograms | Metric Tons |

Gravel (¼” – 2″) | 2,800 – 3,400 lbs | 1.4 – 1.7 tons | 1,660 – 2,020 kg | 1.66 – 2.02 tonnes |

Rock (2″ – 6″) | 3,000 – 3,400 lbs | 1.5 – 1.7 tons | 1,780 – 2,020 kg | 1.78 – 2.02 tonnes |

Sand (wet) | 3,000 – 3,400 lbs | 1.5 – 1.7 tons | 1,780 – 2,020 kg | 1.78 – 2.02 tonnes |

Sand (dry) | 2,600 – 3,000 lbs | 1.3 – 1.5 tons | 1,540 – 1,780 kg | 1.54 – 1.78 tonnes |

Topsoil (wet) | 3,000 – 3,400 lbs | 1.5 – 1.7 tons | 1,780 – 2,020 kg | 1.78 – 2.02 tonnes |

Topsoil (dry) | 2,000 – 2,600 lbs | 1 – 1.3 tons | 1,190 – 1,540 kg | 1.19 – 1.54 tonnes |

Riprap | 3,400 – 4,000 lbs | 1.7 – 2 tons | 2,020 – 2,370 kg | 2.02 – 2.37 tonnes |

This building materials calculator will take instants to calculate the required amount of aggregate that does not exceed or reduce than the required. Let us see how to use it!

**Input:**

- From the to list, go by selecting the area shape
- Now enter the required measurements in their designated fields
- Hit the calculate button

**Output:**

- Area
- Volume
- Weight
- Cost by Mass
- Cost by Volume

From the source of Wikipedia: Building estimator, Raw material, Ceramic, Metallic, Conflicts of raw materials