Tahoe Sand & Gravel – Tahoe, CA

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(530) 541-6862

1096 Industrial Ave.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

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How Much Material Will You Need?

A cubic yard is the volume of material which fits in a space one yard wide by one yard deep by one yard high. Cubic yards are used to measure materials ranging from concrete to mulch for your garden.


  • Coverage Area Length – First you need to carefully measure the length of your project’s coverage area. The calculator requires this measurement to be taken in Feet (ft). Double check your measurement, then enter that number.


  • Coverage Area Width – Next, enter the width of your coverage area into the calculator. Just like the length, this number also needs to be in Feet.


  • Coverage Area Depth – The final number the calculator will need, is the depth. However, this number will need to be supplied in Inches (In). Enter this number into the 3rd box and your calculation will then be complete.
Length (feet):
Width (feet):
Depth (inches):
  (20% recommended for soils, mulches and gravel)


You will need:

 2-cubic-foot bags or
 3-cubic-foot bags or
 cubic feet or
 cubic yards (see our bulk pricing)
 pickup truck loads (midsize)
  • One yard of aggregate weighs approximately 3000 lbs.
  • One yard of top soil weighs approximately 2500 lbs.
  • One yard of mulch weighs approximately 1000 lbs.
  • One yard of soil, mulch or aggregate covers an area of approximately 10’x10′, (100sf) x 3″ deep.