What materials are measured in cubic yard?
A cubic yard is the capacity of the material which fits in space of one yard wide by one yard deep by one yard high. Most common materials measured in cubic yards are following:
 Concrete
 Gravel
 Sand
 Rock
 Fill dirt
 Topsoil
 Mulch
 Compost
Note, that this list includes only the most common materials. The full list is limitless, because there are countless number of materials and spaces. E.g. magicians could use our calculator to estimate how many rabbits are needed to cover the hat of 1 cubic yard:)
What is it for?
Cubic yard calculator might save your day, if you are selling one of the materials listed above. It would also bring a relief to your customers if you provide construction, gardening, or other services that are using concrete, gravel, sand, topsoil or any of the materials named above. This tool could also make it easier to plan your estimate of the materials for your personal building/construction/gardening projects at home.
Examples of Cubic yard calculator use
Cubic yard calculator calculates the space in cubic yard expression, so it’s always helpful when you need to measure any sort of space in order to fill it with some material. Imagine you’re:

Working on your new house slab project. You will be using the concrete for the slab of your new house. Therefore, you need to know, how much concrete you will need for that.

Having your apartment repair and you need to find out, how much of the concrete you need to get for your new walls and floor.

Working on your new gardening project. You are planning to make a raised gardening beds next to your summer house. Before taking off to the department store, you need to know how much of mulch you need to buy, right?
What do you need to know before using Cubic yard calculator?
In order to prepare properly for your project and to plan the resources, you must estimate the amount of the material you need. In other words, you need to determine, how many cubic yards of the material you should get. How to do it? You only need 3 dimensions for this purpose: length, width & depth of the object you’re working on e.g. slab. Measure these and leave all the rest for the Cubic yard calculator.
How does it work?
It’s an online widget, which you embed to your website. Cubic yard calculator is completely customizable. You can modify the calculator without any limits until it’s so personal & unique that it meets the specifics of your business as your signature.
For example, you could add some extra fields for the calculation of weight of the material you are selling. How about adding an option to calculate the desired amount in number of boxes, packets or bags?
Still doesn’t sound like a perfect tuning? What else is great about Cubic yard calculator is that you can adjust design, color & text! Edit, modify, change it until it matches perfectly the appearance of your website. Besides, Cubic yard calculator is totally compatible with all modern browsers, and wholeheartedly responsive  works smoothly on any device whether it’s a smartphone, a tablet or desktop.
Why you should have Cubic yard calculator on your website
There are more than a couple of reasons, so here’s the list:
Benefits to your business:

Engage your website visitors. Despite the valuable information it delivers, using Cubic yard calculator is a fun experience. It’s not about filling up standard boring quote. This tool grabs attention. They’re hucked. What means that when your potential customers finished with calculations, they have already invested quite some time on it and they are engaged with your product/services. Therefore, it’s just small details to collect sales leads (no matter it’s an email, an order form or a phone call to receive more details), after they’re done with calculations.

Optimize your work. Stop wasting your time by analyzing random visitors of your website. The ones, who spent quite some time playing with Cubic yard calculator, are already engaged with your product/service in some way. Collect only qualified leads with our calculator.

Save your resources. What if you switch from answering phone calls/email quotes/chats to selfservice requesting? This would lead you to allocate your resources more efficiently.

Integrate with sales management tools. Cubic yard calculator has an extremely comfy feature of transferring your leads. This tool transfers them directly to SalesForce, HubSpot or any other existing CRM system, you’d be using. It means that all your prospects and inquiries could be stored automatically in a single place.

Builds trust with your potential customers. Too many companies hide the price of their product/service. What they forget is that the price is the essential factor. According to Smart Customizer, if a company discloses its pricing structure, the consumer is more attracted to the brand and this increases the intention to buy. Most of the times it determines the sale. Using Cubic yard calculator you are being transparent with your customers. What is more important, Cubic yard calculator is not some kind of a marketing trick. It provides the exact information your potential client is looking for. And this is what builds the trust.
Benefits to your potential clients:

Onestage communication & results on the spot. Online calculators are fun and easy to use, and Cubic yard calculator is not an exemption. What would you choose, if you were your customer: write and email or call asking, how much concrete for your slabs you need (don’t forget you must be extremely specific about the dimensions!) or choose to use an online calculator and get the result in seconds? Be honest, you’d go for the latter option.

Easy to understand without redundant information. Cubic yard calculator is extremely easy to understand. No need for Wikipedia, YouTube tutorials or courses. There is no redundant halfpage related readings either. Just enough to answer your question  how much of XXX material I need?

Ecofriendly choice. Why would you waste already scarce resources? Calculate precisely instead with Cubic yard calculator, and get only as much as you really need.
Cubic yard calculator is just one of many. With CALCONIC you can build any calculator you can think of. Let’s say, you are wondering, what should be the volume of your slab, if you are planning to build a 120 sq. feet house with 2 floors, underground garage and sauna? What size of the patio you should build for your daughter’s wedding, if there will be 30 guests, 4 dining tables, small area for the music band and also some space for dancing?
General FAQ
What is a cubic yard?
A cubic yard is the volume of material which fits in space of one yard wide by one yard deep by one yard high. A cubic yard is an Imperial unit of volume, mostly used in the United States. The abbreviation used is 'yd3' or 'cu yd'.
How to calculate cubic yards?
The formula: Number of Cubic Yards = Length (in feet) Width (in feet) Depth (in feet) ÷ 27. Simply multiply the three dimensions together to find the number of cubic feet, then divide by 27 to find the number of cubic yards.
What is an online cubic yard calculator?
An online cubic yard calculator is a widget, which can be embedded to your website. It allows your website visitors to calculate cubic yards without leaving your website.
What can be measured in cubic yards?
Cubic yards can be used to measure the volume of different construction materials. For example the volume of concrete needed for a slab, patio or to cover a given area with gravel, sand, rock, topsoil, mulch, etc.