# How big is a ton of topsoil?

Category:
home and garden
landscaping

As a general rule, a tonne of a standard

**topsoil**equals approximately 0.67m^{3}. Divide the cubic metres required by 0.67 to give you the tonnage.

Beside this, how much area does a ton topsoil cover?

100 square feet

Type | Per Ton | Per Yard |
---|---|---|

Fill Dirt | $4 – $15 | $5 – $20 |

Clean Fill Dirt | $6 – $15 | $8 – $25 |

Structural Fill Dirt | $8 – $23 | $10 – $30 |

Septic Fill Dirt | $15 – $40 | $25 – $60 |

Accordingly, how much soil is a ton?

Let me take a density of 100 pounds per cubic foot as an example. 100 lb/ft^{3} = 100 lb/ft^{3} × 3^{3}/1 ft^{3}/yd^{3} = 2700 lb/yd^{3}. Since there are 2000 pounds in a **ton** this is 2700.2000 = 1.35 **tons** per cubic yard and thus 15 cubic yards weighs 1.35 × 15 = 20.25 **tons**.

We base our calculations on 1 **cubic metre** = 1.8 metric **tonnes**. Therefore we multiply the volume x 1.8 to give us the tonnage of **topsoil** required.