##### Asked by: Yuan Schutz

asked in category: General Last Updated: 27th April, 2020# How do you calculate stone for a driveway?

**Measure**the length and width of your

**driveway**in feet. Multiply the length by the width to get surface area and divide the result by three because 4 inches is 1/3 of a foot. You now have the volume of gravel needed in cubic feet. Divide the volume in cubic feet by 27 because there are 27 cubic feet in a cubic yard.

In this regard, how do I calculate how much stone I need for my driveway?

To **measure the driveway** in cubic feet, multiply **the** length by width by depth. For cubic yards, divide **the** total cubic feet by 27. Because one cubic yard of gravel is equal to 1.13 tons, you can multiply **your** total cubic yards by 1.13 to convert this measurement to tons.

One may also ask, how much does a yard of crushed stone cover? You will have to know that the standard weight contractors use for **crushed stone** is 2700 pounds per cubic **yard**. Multiply the number of cubic **yards** by 2700 and divide by 2000. This value is the number of tons that you will need.

what size gravel is best for driveways?

In general, **driveway gravel** should be relatively large, between about 3/8 and 3/4 inch in diameter, as compared to the **gravel** used for footpaths, which is typically 1/4 to 3/8 inch in diameter.

How do you calculate gravel coverage?

- Determine the length and width of a cuboidal excavation.
- Calculate the area of the excavation, multiplying the length and width together.
- Determine the depth of the excavation.
- Multiply the area and depth of the excavation to obtain its volume: 18 * 2 = 36 yd³ .