Clean fill dirt sells for $8 to $15 per cubic yard. Homeowners should budget $40 to $75 for a typical project requiring 5 cubic yards of fill to be spread 3+ inches deep over 500 square feet.

Total **costs** between $325 and $1,070. **Topsoil costs** $12 to $55 per cubic yard. **Fill dirt** ranges from $7 to $12 per cubic yard. Sand typically falls between $15 and $40 per cubic yard.

Likewise, what does 20 yards of dirt look like? A cubic **yard** is a **dirt** pile 3 feet wide, 3 feet long and 3 feet tall, so **20** cubic **yards** is a pile 15 feet long, 12 feet wide, and 3 feet tall. A cubic **yard of dirt** covers a 10-foot-by-10-foot area with 3 inches of **dirt**.

Simply so, how many yards of fill dirt do I need?

Total volume equals 216,000 cubic inches. Convert cubic inches to cubic **yards** by dividing by 46,656 cubic inches. So, 216,000 cubic inches divided by 46,656 cubic inches equals 4.63 cubic **yards**. To **fill** the rectangular area at a depth of 2 feet 6 inches, you will 4.63 cubic **yards of fill dirt**.

How much is a cubic yard of dirt?

A **cubic yard** of dry fill **dirt** will weigh around 2,000 pounds. If it contains gravel, stone, and sand, the weight can rise to over 3,000 pounds. In general, a pure **cubic yard** of fill **dirt** will weigh somewhere between 2,000 to 2,700 pounds depending on moisture content and composition.

### How much does a dump truck load of fill dirt cost?

A dump truckload of fill dirt costs between $150 and $400, including delivery. One truck load typically holds 10 to 14 cubic yards of dirt.

### How many yards of dirt fill a dump truck?

Dump trucks are rated by how many cubic yards they carry. The average commercial dump truck holds anywhere from 10 to 18 cubic yards of dirt.

### Can you use topsoil as fill dirt?

Topsoil. When it comes to starting a garden or establishing a new lawn, all dirt is not created equal. Fill dirt and topsoil are both used to fill in spaces that are lacking in soil, but they differ substantially in composition and in costs. Both fill dirt and topsoil are sold in bulk by the cubic yard.

### How many tons of dirt are in a dump truck?

Typical load size – small individual hauling companies haul 1/2-2 tons/load in small pickup or trailer loads, common dump truck sizes are around 8-10 ton capacity for single axle, 12-15 tons double rear axle, and 18-25 tons for belly or tilt dump trailers – and some contractors have “pup” trailers than haul about

### How many cubic yards of dirt can a dump truck hold?

Small Pickups and Trailers: Can usually handle 1 cubic yard of soil to maybe 1½ of mulch. Dump Trucks: If you’re having the material delivered, a small dump truck usually carries about 5 cubic yards, and a larger one carries about 10 cubic yards or more.

### Where can I get dirt to fill holes in my yard?

To fill in lawn ruts and holes, blend planting soil with sand and/or compost. Usually blending equal parts of each material forms a mix that allows grass to root effectively through the mix into existing soil. Check with your local extension agent or garden center for specific soil recommendations for your area.

### Where can I find free dirt?

Befriend a Farmer. Manure is a great amendment for your garden soil, and it’s readily available. Jump on Craigslist or Freecycle, and you’ll find lots of ads for free horse or chicken manure. Just know that you’ll need to compost it before you can use it in your garden.

### What can I do with excess dirt?

There are dozens of ways to use leftover dirt, some of which include the following. #1) Fill Holes. It’s not uncommon for sinkholes to develop in a landscape. #2) Elevate Flowerbeds. You can also use extra dirt to created elevated or “raised” flowerbeds. #3) Create Berms. #4) Add Around Trees. #5) Create Compost.

### How many wheelbarrows are in a yard?

Common wheelbarrow sizes are 2 cubic and 3 cubic loads. For example, it takes 14 – 2 cubic sized wheelbarrows to equal 1 yard. For 3 cubic loads, it only takes 9 to make up a yard. 3 cubic sized wheelbarrows are the normal and are used the most.

### How much dirt does it take to raise 1 acre of 1 foot?

Hi Debbie, According to Wikipedia, acre is 43,560 square feet. So, if you dig 1 foot deep over an acre, you get 43,560 cubic feet of dirt.

### How many yards is a ton of dirt?

A cubic yard is equal to 27 cubic feet. You can use the online calculator to determine how many cubic yards of material are required. As a general guide, 1 cubic yard of aggregate, sand, or dirt is equivalent to 1.5 tons.

### What does a cubic yard of dirt look like?

A cubic yard is the volume of a cube with the length, width and height of one yard (3 feet or 36 inches). One cubic yard is equal to 27 cubic feet.

### How much is 3 cubic yards of dirt?

A normal yard of soil would be in the 2,200-2,400 pound range. Now that you know some weights you still have the most asked question when ordering material… How Much Does A Yard Cover? A cubic yard of material can be spread to cover 100 square feet (10×10 foot area) at 3 inches of depth.

### How do you calculate dirt removal?

Multiply the length, width and depth of the hole in feet to find the total volume in inches. For the example: 1 foot x 2 feet x 0.5 feet = 1 cubic foot. Divide the area by 27 to find the volume of the dirt in cubic yards (because 1 cubic yard = 27 cubic feet).