# Concrete Calculator

The Concrete Calculator is an easy-to-use tool that helps you estimate the total volume of concrete walls, columns, slabs, gutters and other structural elements. Simply input the dimensions in the fields below along with an estimated waste percentage, to determine the total volume of concrete required for your job.
Concrete Slab
Square Column
Round Column
Concrete Pier
Concrete Wall
Monolithic Slab
Continous Footing
Concrete Stairs
Curb and Gutter

## Concrete Slab

Metric
Imperial
Concrete Volume
0.00 CY
LF : Linear Ft
IN: Inch
%: Percent
CY: Cubic Yard
Concrete Volume
0.00 M³
M: Meter
CM: Centimeter
%: Percent
M³: Cubic Meter
Concrete Slab:
Simply input the concrete slab dimensions to calculate a quick volume of concrete. You can also add a quick waste factor if necessary.

## Square Column

Metric
Imperial
Concrete Volume
0.00 CY
LF : Linear Ft
IN: Inch
%: Percent
CY: Cubic Yard
Concrete Volume
0.00 M³
M: Meter
CM: Centimeter
%: Percent
M³: Cubic Meter
Square Column:
Simply input the concrete column dimensions to calculate a quick volume of concrete. You can also add a quick waste factor if necessary.

## Round Column

Metric
Imperial
Concrete Volume
0.00 CY
LF : Linear Ft
IN: Inch
%: Percent
CY: Cubic Yard
Concrete Volume
0.00 M³
M: Meter
CM: Centimeter
%: Percent
M³: Cubic Meter
Round Column:
Simply input the concrete column dimensions to calculate a quick volume of concrete. You can also add a quick waste factor if necessary.

Metric
Imperial
Concrete Volume
0.00 CY
LF : Linear Ft
IN: Inch
%: Percent
CY: Cubic Yard
Concrete Volume
0.00 M³
M: Meter
CM: Centimeter
%: Percent
M³: Cubic Meter
Simply input the concrete grade beam dimensions to calculate a quick volume of concrete. You can also add a quick waste factor if necessary.

## Concrete Pier

Metric
Imperial
Concrete Volume
0.00 CY
LF : Linear Ft
IN: Inch
%: Percent
CY: Cubic Yard
Concrete Volume
0.00 M³
M: Meter
CM: Centimeter
%: Percent
M³: Cubic Meter
Concrete Pier:
Simply input the concrete pier dimensions to calculate a quick volume of concrete. You can also add a quick waste factor if necessary.

## Concrete Wall

Metric
Imperial
Concrete Volume
0.00 CY
LF : Linear Ft
IN: Inch
%: Percent
CY: Cubic Yard
Concrete Volume
0.00 M³
M: Meter
CM: Centimeter
%: Percent
M³: Cubic Meter
Concrete Wall:
Simply input the concrete wall dimensions to calculate a quick volume of concrete. You can also add a quick waste factor if necessary.

## Monolithic Slab

Metric
Imperial
Concrete Volume
0.00 CY
LF : Linear Ft
IN: Inch
%: Percent
CY: Cubic Yard
Concrete Volume
0.00 M³
M: Meter
CM: Centimeter
%: Percent
M³: Cubic Meter
Monolithic Slab:
Simply input the concrete monolithic slab dimensions to calculate a quick volume of concrete. You can also add a quick waste factor if necessary.

## Continous Footing

Metric
Imperial
Concrete Volume
0.00 CY
LF : Linear Ft
IN: Inch
%: Percent
CY: Cubic Yard
Concrete Volume
0.00 M³
M: Meter
CM: Centimeter
%: Percent
M³: Cubic Meter
Continous Footing:
Simply input the concrete footing dimensions to calculate a quick volume of concrete. You can also add a quick waste factor if necessary.

## Concrete Stairs

Metric
Imperial
Concrete Volume
0.00 CY
LF : Linear Ft
IN: Inch
%: Percent
CY: Cubic Yard
EA: Each
Concrete Volume
0.00 M³
M: Meter
CM: Centimeter
%: Percent
M³: Cubic Meter
EA: Each
Concrete Stairs :
Simply input the concrete stair dimensions to calculate a quick volume of concrete. You can also add a quick waste factor if necessary.

## Curb and Gutter

Metric
Imperial
Concrete Volume
0.00 CY
LF : Linear Ft
IN: Inch
%: Percent
CY: Cubic Yard
Concrete Volume
0.00 M³
M: Meter
CM: Centimeter
%: Percent
M³: Cubic Meter
Curb and Gutter:
Simply input the curb and gutter dimensions to calculate a quick volume of concrete. You can also add a quick waste factor if necessary.

Concrete is a construction material made of cement bonded with coarse aggregates such as gravel, slag, sand, and crushed stone. Portland cement is the most common ingredient of concrete and is also used in plasters and mortar.

Concrete is sold in multiple forms, including 40, 60, or 80-pound bags. It is also delivered in more significant amounts by concrete mixer trucks.

Concrete is a viscous fluid produced by mixing water with cement, aggregate, and other additives. Proper mixing is critical to ensure that the concrete is solid and uniform.

Concrete production is time-sensitive because it hardens quickly. Some types of concrete are designed to harden faster for applications with a short set time. These concretes are ideal for manufacturing precast concrete products like concrete walls.

After placing concrete, it hardens through curing, a slow process that takes a minimum of 28 days. Concrete takes years to attain full strength.

We can enhance the curing process by ensuring the concrete is damp during the early stages. The concrete can be dampened by submerging concrete in water and then wrapping it in plastic or spraying it with certain compounds that increase water retention.

However, the concrete must be mixed correctly by adding the right amount of each ingredient. A concrete calculator helps estimate the volume and concrete necessary to cover a given area. It is advisable to purchase a little more than the estimated requirement to cover the margin of error and avoid having less than you need.

## How to calculate concrete

A concrete calculator estimates the volumes required for concrete slabs, steps, walls, curbs, footers, and gutters. The estimated volume of concrete needed to make a structure is measured in cubic yards. It is based on the dimensions of the structure in imperial or metric units.

The concrete calculator also factors the price per cubic foot to determine the estimated total cost of materials. To calculate concrete, you solve for volume and then convert this to cubic yards.

1. First, determine how much concrete you need, then measure the length and width you would like to cover and multiply the two to determine the square footage.
2. Measure the thickness in feet and multiply it by the square footage to determine the cubic feet.
3. Once you have determined the cubic feet, multiply this number by 0,037 to determine the cubic yards.
4. Divide the total cubic yards by the needed yield to determine how many bags you need. A 40, 60, or 80-pound bag will yield 0.011, 0.017, and 0.022 cubic yards.

## How to calculate concrete for slabs

To calculate concrete for slabs, add ¼ of an inch to the slab thickness, assuming that the job is evenly graded to the proper depth. After finding the overall thickness of the slab, compute the volume to determine how many bags of concrete you need for a given slab. Compute the cost per bag, cost per unit area, and the overall material costs.

If the grade is uneven, you will need to fix the quality first.

## How to calculate concrete for footings

Footings rarely follow the exact drawing, so it is essential to calculate the proper width. Calculate the true width and depth of a footing to get an average size. You can use a concrete calculator to estimate the amount of concrete necessary for the footing.

Never include the exact amount, but always include a margin of safety in your calculations.

## Summary

There are two types of concrete; bagged and ready bagged concrete. Concrete is a viscous fluid made by mixing cement with water, sand, and other required aggregates. Concrete must be adequately mixed to achieve desired strength and uniformity. Since concrete is a vital material in construction, it is essential to ensure you accurately measure the required concrete to cover a particular area or structure using a concrete calculator.

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