How Much Area Will a Yard of Sand Cover?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 11, 2020 12:54:39 AM ET
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One cubic yard of sand covers approximately 120 to 150 square feet of area at a depth of 1 to 2 inches. A yard of sand weighs approximately 2,000 and 3,000 pounds, or about 1 1/2 tons. One ton of sand covers about 80 to 100 square feet.

A cubic yard of sand equals 1 yard wide by 1 yard long by 1 yard high. The sand's weight and volume varies depending on whether it is wet or dry when measured. It takes approximately nine medium-sized wheelbarrows to carry 1 cubic yard of sand. A cubic yard of sand fits inside the bed of a large pickup truck.