Concrete weight convert cubic yards to tons
by WW on 10/24/05 at 20:10:20

Help,

I am removing a concrete sidewalk and have the total cubic yards. I need to convert the cubic yards to tons in order to find out the cost for dumping the concrete. Any basic standards on the weight of concrete sidewalk in terms of cubic yards?

Thanks.

Re: Concrete weight convert cubic yards to tons
by Robert Fogt on 10/25/05 at 08:12:11

I have this data, according to Reade.com: Concrete, Asphalt 140 pounds/cubic foot Concrete, Gravel 150 pounds/cubic foot Concrete, Limestone w/Portland 148 pounds/cubic foot Cement, Portland 94 pounds/cubic foot Cement, mortar 135 pounds/cubic foot Cement, slurry 90 pounds/cubic foot

1. convert the cubic yards value you have to cubic foot on the volume conversion page (or multiply by 27).

2. then multiply it by the above conversion factor (for the correct type of concrete) to get pounds.

3. Then convert pounds to tons on the weight conversion page (or divide by 2000).