**How To Calculate For Sand Delivery Services**

When you’re beginning a landscaping, construction or recreational project that requires an unknown amount of sand, there are some very simple calculations that you can make to estimate how much sand to order. Calculations will be a little different depending on how you’re going to be using sand, such as using the sand to fill holes or other voids, or if you’re using sand as topdressing for a large area. These calculations work for a variety of materials, and may even harken back to your geometry classes. Hopefully some of these simple formulas ring a bell!

**Calculating Sand Amounts For Filling Holes**

There are a few variables that you need to determine to calculate an accurate amount of sand or soil that will fill holes in your landscaping or construction project. To determine these variables, you should first determine the square footage of the space. Use this simple formula:

*Length x Width = Square Footage*

Next, you calculate the cubic feet by multiplying the square footage amount by the depth of the hole, like this:

*Square Footage x Depth (in feet) = Cubic Footage*

Thirdly, you’ll convert that cubic footage measurement into cubic yards:

*Cubic Footage / 27 = Cubic Yards*

And finally, to determine the number of tons needed, you’ll calculate:

*Cubic Yards x 1.35 = Amount of Tons Needed*(in this instance, a cubic yard is equal to about 1.35 tons of sand.)

And there you have it! When you determine the amount of sand you need using these simple equations, you can be accurate with your sand order and get it delivered to you quickly.

**Calculating For Topdressing With Sand**

When you’re using sand as a topdressing for a large area of ground, the calculations you need to make are just as simple, and actually quite quick to determine. To determine how much sand you need to order from MJS Materials for topdressing, calculate:

*Area Length x Area Width = Square Footage*

Next, you’ll determine the how many cubic yards of material are needed for surface coverage by calculating:

*Square Feet x Depth of Sand Application in Inches x 0.0031 = Cubic Yards of Topdressing Needed for Coverage*

And finally:

*Cubic Yards Needed for Coverage x 1.35 = Tons of Sand Needed*