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home and garden landscaping# How big is a 10 yard pile of dirt?

Last Updated: 29th March, 2020

**How much**is

**ten yards**of topsoil? 27 cubic feet of material, 3 feet by 3 feet by 3 feet, 27 cubic feet. It will cover an area of

**10**feet by

**10**feet to a depth of three inches, a third of a

**yard**per 100 square feet for every inch of depth.

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Herein, how many yards is a load of dirt?

A standard sized dump truck is always recommended for your project. It can carry about 10 to 14 cubic **yards** of **dirt** per truckload. For instance, if you require 45 cubic **yards** of **dirt**, you need simply 4 truckloads. **Many** commercial dump trucks have the feature to carry two different materials all at once.

Subsequently, question is, what does 20 yards of dirt look like? A cubic **yard** is a **dirt** pile 3 feet wide, 3 feet long and 3 feet tall, so **20** cubic **yards** is a pile 15 feet long, 12 feet wide, and 3 feet tall. A cubic **yard of dirt** covers a 10-foot-by-10-foot area with 3 inches of **dirt**.

Considering this, how much is 10 cubic yards of dirt?

Material | Cost per Cubic Yard | Delivery |
---|---|---|

Dirt | $5-$15 | $150 flat rate for 10-13 cubic yards |

Sand | $15-$20 | $50-$150 |

Mulch | $15-$65 | $150 flat rate for 10-13 cubic yards |

Rock | $20-$120 | $20-$120 per cubic yard |

What does 1 cubic yard of dirt look like?

A **cubic yard** is the volume of a cube with the length, width and height of one **yard** (3 feet or 36 inches). One **cubic yard** is equal to 27 **cubic** feet.