20 cubic yards equals a pile of dirt that is 15 feet long, 12 feet broad, and 3 feet tall. A cubic yard is a pile of earth that is 3 feet wide, 3 feet long, and 3 feet tall. Although many businesses provide larger trucks storing up to 10 or more cubic yards, a small dump truck only contains 5 cubic yards. A 10-foot-by-10-foot space is covered with 3 inches of dirt in a cubic yard of dirt.
The Today’s Homeowner suggests getting dirt deposited as near as feasible to the intended usage. Moving 20 cubic yards of dirt by hand requires a lot of work because each cubic yard of soil weighs around 2,200 pounds. One cubic yard of soil requires nine loads in a medium-sized wheelbarrow.
Choosing the appropriate type of dirt for the purpose is crucial when purchasing dirt. Sand is acceptable if the project involves providing fill for beneath a concrete floor or an above-ground swimming pool.
Top soil is required when planning a garden or raised beds. It is frequently possible to request that a nursery mix the soil with compost or peat moss before delivering it if you are purchasing from one. Screened soil is ideal for use in the garden or on the lawn because all the rocks and sticks have been taken out.