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This concrete calculator is your go-to tool on how to calculate the amount of concrete required for your project. Whether you're working on a concrete slab, a foundation, or any other concrete structure, our concrete calculator simplifies the process to estimate the volume of concrete needed as well as the number of cement bags needed for your concrete mix.

Usually concrete mix bags are sold in bags of 40lb, 60lb or 80lb.

1 cubic foot requires 3.34 bags (round to 4) of 40lb of concrete mix.

1 cubic foot requires 2.5 bags (round to 3) of 60lb of concrete mix

1 cubic foot requires 1.67 bags (round to 2) of 80lb of concrete mix.

Therefore we can apply the following matrix to calculate the number of bags of concrete needed per volume of slab.

For example, if you need to build a slab with a volume of 50 ft3, you will need 170 bags of 40lb bags of concrete mix.

You can also use our calculator to assess how much it would cost you if you enter the price for each type of concrete bags at your local supplier.

1x 40lb bag of concrete costs ~ $4.00

1x 60lb bag of concrete costs ~ $5.00

1x 80lb bag of concrete costs ~ $6.00

For round structures like round slabs or columns, you'll use the formula for the volume of a cylinder. Here's how to calculate it:

**1. Measure Diameter or Radius:** Measure the diameter (the distance across the center) of the round structure, or if you have the radius (half of the diameter), use that measurement. Ensure you use consistent units, such as feet or meters.

**2. Measure Depth:** Measure the depth or thickness of the concrete you want to pour. This is typically measured in inches or centimeters.

**3. Apply the Formula:** Use the following formula to calculate the volume in cubic feet or cubic meters:

- If using diameter: Volume (cubic feet or cubic metres) = π x (Diameter/2)^2 x Depth
- If using radius: Volume (cubic feet or cubic metres) = π x Radius^2 x Depth

Here, π (pi) is approximately 3.1416.

**4. How to calculate yards of concrete ?** If you prefer to work with cubic yards, you can convert the result by dividing the cubic feet by 27, as 1 cubic yard equals 27 cubic feet.

If you want to convert cubic metres to cubic yards, simply divide cubic metres by 1.308 as 1 cubic metre equals 1.308 cubic yards.

- Volume (cubic yards) = Volume (cubic feet) / 27
- Volume (cubic metres) = Volume (cubic metres) / 1.308

For square or rectangular structures like slabs or columns, you'll use the formula for the volume of a rectangular prism (a box-like shape). Here's how to calculate it:

**1. Measure Length and Width:** Measure the length and width of the square or rectangular structure in feet or meters. Ensure you use consistent units for both measurements.

**2. Measure Depth:** Measure the depth or thickness of the concrete you want to pour. This is typically measured in inches or centimeters.

**3. Apply the Formula:** Multiply the length, width, and depth together to calculate the volume in cubic feet or cubic meters:

- If using feet: Volume (cubic feet) = Length (feet) x Width (feet) x Depth (feet)
- If using meters: Volume (cubic meters) = Length (meters) x Width (meters) x Depth (meters)

**4. Convert to Cubic Yards:** If you prefer to work with cubic yards, you can convert the result by dividing the cubic feet by 27.

- Volume (cubic yards) = Volume (cubic feet) / 27
- Volume (cubic metres) = Volume (cubic metres) / 1.308

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