The easiest way to calculate a cubic yard of dirt is to first measure the dirt, convert known dimensions into yards, then simply multiply the length, width and height of a section of dirt to get the total cubic area. You... 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 » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes Landscaping

Some tips for hauling dirt include calculating the amount needed beforehand, double checking the vehicle's hauling capacity and organizing a few helping hands, suggests Today's Homeowner. During transport, it may be safe... More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes Landscaping

Cubic yards can be calculated by multiplying the length by the width by the height of a given volume. For such a calculation, all three measurements must already be in yards. When necessary, convert from feet to yards by... More »

The U.S. Department of Transportation states the maximum width for commercial motor vehicles is 102.36 inches, with a length of anywhere from 48 to 53 feet and a height of 13 to 14 feet. There is no legal height limit fo... More »

Convert square feet into yards by multiplying the length of a space by the width of the space to calculate the area of the space. Divide the sum by 9 to arrive at the square yardage of the space. More »

To calculate an object's square footage, first measure the height and length. Ensure the height and length have the same units, then multiply them together to find the square footage. More » Science Measurements