The amount of fill dirt needed when attempting to backfill an area depends on the shape of the area to be filled and can be calculated with only a calculator and tape measure. If filling a rectangular area, the length, w... More »

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A cubic yard of dirt could vary in weight from roughly 2,000 to 2,700 pounds. Several variables, such as organic structure, texture, grain and moisture level, significantly influence the weight of soil. More »

The average commercial dump truck holds anywhere from 10 to 14 cubic yards of dirt. This is a generally good amount, but the quantity is less than the carrying capacity of other commercial vehicles. More »

To calculate the amount of fill dirt that needed for a rectangular or square area, measure the length of the sides and the height. Multiply the measurements together to get the volume of the area, and convert the measure... More »

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When planning a shady garden, consider the size, shape and amount of sunlight coming into the area, then choose brightly colored plants that thrive in shade to fill in the space. Establish the proper soil and mulch conte... More »

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Calculating the capacity of a washer in cubic feet requires a tape measure and a calculator. Switch off the washer and remove any laundry before taking the measurements. More »

To determine your face shape, use a tape measure to record the width of your cheekbones, your jaw line and your forehead. Also measure the length of your face. Compare your measurements to the following guidelines. More »

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