Compaction Loss Calculator
Swell, Custom = 0
Volume Needed =
Estimates the cubic yards of soil you will need taking into account the loss of soil as a result of compaction. Soil swells, increasing in volume, after it is disturbed and in a loose state. This must be accounted for when filling an excavation. The volume of the excavation will not equal the amount of loose soil.
-Volume: Volume of the area to be filled.
-Swell: Soil swell rate based on the type of soil or choose Custom to enter a custom swell percentage.
-Swell, Custom%: choose Custom for Swell and then enter a percentage here.
-Volume Needed: Total volume of soil needed to fill the excavation after it is compacted into the area.
Estimate the cubic yards of dry earth needed to fill an excavation where the measurements equal 18.6yd³ before loss of compaction has been determined.
-Swell: Earth (Dry)
-Swell, Custom: 0%
You will need 20.67yd³ to fill the excavation.