### Hardgoods Need Calculation Formulas

As most of us don't work with formulas on a daily basis, remembering how to calculate the amount of product you need to purchase to do a certain project can be a pain. Therefore, we've prepared the formulas below to assist you in establishing your product needs.

### Mulch Calculations

#### Formula for Calculating Volume Need

**Formula**

Length X Width X Depth (in feet) = Cubic Feet

**Cubic Yard (Find)**

Cubic Feet Divided By 27 = Cubic Yards

**2 Cubic Foot Bag (Find)**

Total Cubic Feet Needed Divided By 2 = Number Bags

**3 Cubic Foot Bag (Find)**

Total Cubic Feet Needed Divided By 3 = Number Bags

#### Typical Coverage Rates by Purchase Size

**Cubic Yard**

Covers approximately 110 S. F. at 3 inch depth

**2 Cubic Foot Bag**

Covers approximately 8 S. F at 3 inch depth

**3 Cubic Foot Bag**

Covers approximately 12 S. F. at 3 inch depth

### Brick Calculations

#### Formula for Calculating Bricks Needed - Edging (Linear Feet)

**Running Bond (End To End)**

Number of Linear Feet Times 1.5 = Bricks Needed

**Soldier Course (Side By Side)**

Number of Linear Feet Times 3.5 = Bricks Needed

#### Formula for Calculating Bricks Needed - Patios and Walk Ways (Square Feet)

**Calculate Square Feet**

Length times width = Square Feet

**Calculate Brick Need**

4.58 times Square Feet = Number Of Bricks Needed

### Flagstone Calculations

#### Patios - Flagstone 1.5" to 2" Thickness

**Pounds/Square Foot**

17 to 20 Pounds Per Square Foot

**Coverage Per Ton**

Approximately 100/155 Square Feet Per Ton

**Formula**

Length times width = Square Feet

Square Feet Times 20 = Pounds Divided By 2,000 = Tons

Square Feet Times 20 = Pounds Divided By 2,000 = Tons

#### Steppers - Flagstone 1.5" to 2" Thickness

**Stepper Size**

A Normal Stepper is One Square Foot And Weighs 20 Lbs.

**Calculate Need**

# Steppers times 20 = Pounds Divided By 2,000 = Tons