# Cubic yard calculator

The cubic yard calculator calculates cubic yardage based on input of the
*Length*, *Width*, and *Height* of a
given space in feet or inches (*or* *both*
*feet* and *inches* if you prefer). This calculator can be used
as a concrete cubic *yardage* calculator for estimating the
amount of concrete needed for a slab or patio *or* as a cubic *
footage* calculator to determine the cubic feet of a room or
shipping container.

Enter the *Length*, *Width* and *Height* values and click the *
Calculate* button. For each of the three values, you
can enter the number in *feet* *and/or* *
***inches**. The two fields are added together,
so it really doesn't matter what combination you use.

A Length of
*3 feet* in the **Feet**
field and *12 inches* in the *Inches*
field, would result in a total of *4 feet* (or
*48 inches*).
For convenience, the results are displayed in both *decimal *and
*fraction* format.

This free online calculator also calculates the total cubic feet of *any* given
cube shaped object or room. This can be helpful for sizing air conditioner and heating units.

There are many situations where this calculator can be useful.
Try entering different numbers in the *Feet* and
*Inches* fields to see how this calculator
works.

## Estimating Concrete

The cubic yard calculator is perfect for estimating concrete, because when
you call a concrete company and order concrete, the first question they will ask
is, "How many yards of concrete do you need?"

I used this calculator to estimate the amount of concrete I needed
for a 10 x 20 slab that I was pouring for my backyard patio. I
designed my slab to be 6 inches thick and used wire mesh and rebar to
reinforce the slab. If you plug these dimensions into the cubic
yard calculator, the result will be 3.7 cubic yards (or a fraction value
of 3 11/16 cubic yards). I always order a little more than what I
need - you don't want to come up short when pouring a slab.

For more information about concrete slabs, visit
www.everything-about-concrete.com.

**Help**
To use this calculator, enter the width, length and height in inches *or* feet (or in feet
*and* inches if you prefer). If you enter values in both the feet and
inches fields, the two values will be added together. For instance, if you enter a value of 2 in the "feet" field and a
value of 12 in the "inches" field, the result will be 36 inches (or 3 feet).

Click the *Submit* button to view the *Total Cubic
Yards* and *Total Cubic Feet* in fraction and decimal format. The *Clear* button clears
all of the fields and resets the values to 0.

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