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Material Calculator

Material Calculator

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Length:

 

Width:

 

Depth:

 

Area:

 

Density:

Volume:

 

Price per Unit of Mass:

 

Price per Unit of Volume:

 

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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.

How To Calculate Building Material Needed?

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!

Statement:

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?

Solution:

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

\(Area = Length \times Width\)

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

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

\(Volume = Area \times Depth\)

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

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

\(Weight = Density \times Volume\)

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

\(Weight = 548 cubic ton\)

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

\(Cost = $23 \times 548\)

\(Cost = $12,604\)

Building Material Table:

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

How To Use a Construction Material Calculator?

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

References:

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