Calculations & Conversions

Standard Conversion:

  • 3 Feet = 1 Yard
  • 9 Square Feet = 1 Square Yard
  • 27 Cubic Feet = 1 Cubic Yard
  • 5,280 Feet = 1 Mile
  • 43,560 Square Feet = 1 Acre
  • 2000 Pounds = 1 Ton

Area Conversions:

  • Length [FT] x Width [FT] = Area [SQFT]
  • Area [SQFT] / 9 = Area [SY]

Volume Conversions:

  • Length [FT] x Width [FT] x Depth [FT] = Volume [CUFT]
  • Volume [CUFT] / 27 = Volume [CY]

Standard Weights:

  • Sand = 2,700 LBS per Cubic Yard
  • Concrete = 150 LBS per Cubic Foot
  • Limerock/Granite GAB = 105 LBS per Inch per Square Yard
  • Asphalt = 110 LBS per Inch per SY
    • 1 Inch of Asphalt = 110 LBS / SY
    • 1.5 Inches of Asphalt = 165 LBS / SY
    • 2.0 Inches of Asphalt = 220 LBS / SY

Examples:

Sand – How many tons of sand are needed to fill in a 50 FT x 50 FT area 1 FT Thick?<

  • 50 FT x 50 FT x 1 FT = 2,500 CF / 27 = 92.5 CY x 2,700 LBS/CY = 249,750 LBS / 2000 LBS/TON = 125 Tons

Concrete – How Many Cubic Yards of Concrete are needed to fill in a 10 FT x 10 FT area 6 Inches Thick?

  • 10 FT x 10 FT x 0.5 FT = 50 CF / 27 = 1.8 Cubic Yards

    Limerock/Granite GAB–How many tons of GAB is needed to construct a 10FT wide x 100FT long Driveway 6 Inches thick?

    • Area[SY] x Thickness[Inch] x 105 LBS / 2000 = Tons of GAB
    • 10 FT x 100 FT = 1,000 SQFT / 9 = 111 SY x 6 IN x 105 LBS / 2000 = 35 TONS

    Asphalt – How Many Tons of Asphalt is needed to pave 1 Mile of Road 24 FT wide with 2 Inches of Asphalt?

    • 1 Mile x 5,280 LF/Mile = 5,280 LF x 24 FT = 126,720 SF / 9 = 14,080 SY x 2 Inches x 110 LBS / 2000 = 1,548 Tons

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    The Scruggs Company was incorporated in 1965 in the State of Georgia. In 1981 the operations were split into two separate businesses. Ferrell Scruggs Sr. would be the principal of The Scruggs Company which would keep its focus on contracting work (including asphalt plant-mix production) and on the on-going sand plant operations. Ferrell Scruggs Jr. was made president of The Scruggs Company in 1996. Under his leadership, the company has continued to grow and experience success.