At a depth of 1 to 2 inches, one cubic yard of sand covers approximately 120 to 150 square feet of surface. A cubic yard of sand weighs between 2,000 and 3,000 pounds, or approximately 1 1/2 tonnes. A tonne of sand can cover between 80 and 100 square feet.
A cubic yard of sand has dimensions of 1 yard by 1 yard by 1 yard. The weight and volume of the sand vary depending on whether it is measured wet or dry. It takes approximately nine wheelbarrows of average size to transport 1 cubic yard of sand. The bed of a large pickup truck can accommodate a cubic yard of sand.