One cubic meter of concrete that will be used for foundation weighs approximately 1.76 tons. General purpose concrete weighs a bit less at 1.6 tons per cubic meter. More » Science Measurements

There are 1,000 liters in a cubic meter. A cubic meter consists of a cube with sides that all equal 1 meter in length. A liter is 1 cubic decimeter: a unit of volume with sides all equal to 1/10 of a meter. More » Science Measurements

A ton is a measure of weight, whereas a cubic meter is a measure of volume, so the material must be known to be able to convert the units. One ton of pure water is equal to 1 cubic meter. More » Science Measurements
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