Tuesday, November 29, 2022

How Much Does Dirt Weight | In Cubic Foot

 
 
   

In this article, we will discuss how much does dirt weight.

 

  1. Introduction  

The dirt is landscaping material having topsoil, fill dirt, clay soil, mixture with prepared of rocks, loose and dry sand aggregate and gravel can be utilized as for landscaping and to fill the hole present in the land.

The weight of dirt is based on the dry and wet condition of topsoil, loose and their dense condition, compact, their mixture composition & particle size, clay soil, soil that are mixed with rocks, and their debris, sand, and gravel dirt.

Most dirt suppliers which are found near to you will provide you the option to home delivery, for this they will charge you money for transportation. If you have your own truck or vehicle that you can utilize to bring dirt or topsoil to your home, then it will cost less and quick option for you.

The weight of dirt varies on the soil type, loose and dense condition, compact, moisture content, dry and wet condition, other inorganic and organic materials mixed in the dirt.

 

  2. How much does Dirt Weight in Cubic Foot  

A cubic foot of dirt mixed with topsoil can weigh about 80 pounds or 0.04 short tons, in general, it can be range between 74 – 110 pounds per cubic foot, dry loose dirt can weigh around 76 lbs per cubic foot, and while moist loose dirt can weight around 78 lbs per cubic foot.

 

How Much Does Dirt Weight?

There are various types of dirt materials utilized for landscaping,

For topsoil in loose condition, it could weigh around 78 lb per cubic foot

For topsoil in compact condition, it could weigh around 93 lb per cubic foot.

For dirt mixed with clay in dry conditions, it could weigh around 85 lb per cubic foot.

For fill dirt, it could weigh around 80 lb per cubic foot.

For loose dirt, it could weigh around 104 lb per cubic foot,

For gravel dry, it could weigh around 122 lb per cubic foot, for gravel wet, it could weigh around 128 lb per cubic foot.

For sand dry, it could weigh around 100 lb per cubic foot,

For sand wet, it could weigh around 115 lb per cubic foot.

 

  3. Conclusion  

The dirt mixed with topsoil can weigh about 80 pounds or 0.04 short tons per cubic foot which is exactly equal to 2150 pounds per cubic yard. Dirt mixed of loose topsoil can weigh 2100 lbs per yard, topsoil compact 2500 lbs, clay dirt dry 2300 lbs, fill dirt weighs 2150 lbs, and gravel dry 3300 lbs.

 

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