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# How many pounds of soil are in a yard?

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The weight of soil varies with its moisture content and density. Per cubic yard, topsoil can weigh 1,700 pounds when dry and 2,400 pounds when damp, with an average weight of 2,000 pounds.

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One cubic yard is equivalent to 27 cubic feet. The quantity of soil needed to fill a garden or yard is found by multiplying its length, width and depth. If the measurements are in yards, the result is in cubic yards. If the measurements are in feet, divide the result by 27. One cubic yard of soil can cover an area 10 feet on each side at a depth of 3 inches.

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There are 14 wheelbarrow loads in a cubic yard for a 2-cubic-foot wheelbarrow, and nine wheelbarrow loads in a cubic yard for a 3-cubic-foot variety. The smaller wheelbarrow has a shallow basin, whereas the larger version is more common. Both wheelbarrows must have a crest to reach the maximum capacity.

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A 1-yard distance is equivalent to 3 feet. If a driveway is 15 yards long, simply multiply 15 by 3 to find the number of feet. The length of a 15-driveway would be 45 feet.

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There are exactly three feet in a yard. Both the yard and foot are imperial and customary units of measurement in the United States. The international standard symbols for the units are ft for feet and yd for yard.