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## Understanding the Concrete Calculator

To understand how concrete calculator works we must first begin with the definition of volume. Volume is the space / area that a substance occupies in this case it’s concrete.

Each calculator depending on the shape of area, may require different inputs to calculate the volume of concrete required to fill the shape. The require inputs can be entered in US units (inches or feet) or metric units (centimeters or meters).

The calculator also provides the option to calculate cost of the material required to fill the shape.

**Where do you need it in daily life?**

To determine whether you are going to need the ready mix or bags of the material you may need to calculate the volume required. It helps you reduce the cost in case you need small amount and ready mix from a company is not required. Because ordering ready mix from most companies requires minimum quantity e.g 1 Yard which may be more than the requirement of your project.

You will also be able to decide number of bags of concrete to place a order.

**Who uses concrete calculator?**

From professional constructor to DIY Enthusiast, anyone who is working on a project that requires the quantity of concrete to be determined.

## Concrete Volume Formulae for different shapes and forms:

### Calculate concrete volume of Square slab

### Calculate concrete volume of Round slab

### Calculate concrete volume of Wall

### Calculate concrete volume of Footer

### Calculate concrete volume of Square column

### Calculate concrete volume of Round column

### Calculate concrete volume of Steps

Formula using measurements in feet:

Number of Steps is the total number of steps and include the platform.

The platform and each step are each sections.

Volume in Cubic Feet Under Platform =

Platform Depth x (Rise Height x Number of Steps) x Width

Number of Steps steps start from the bottom step but do not include the platform.

Volume in Cubic Feet Under Each Step =

Run Depth x (Rise Height x Step Number) x Width

Total concrete you will need is:

Volume in Cubic Feet = Volume in Cubic Feet Under Platform + Volume in Cubic Feet Under Steps

Conversion in other common units:

Volume in Cubic Yards (yd3) = Volume in Cubic Feet (ft3) / 27

Volume in Cubic Meters (m3) = Volume in Cubic Feet (ft3) x 0.0283

### Calculate concrete volume of Curb and Gutters

Formula using measurements in feet:

Calculate the volume in sections from the ground to the top of each section. The Curb and Gutter are each a section.

Volume in Cubic Feet Under Curb =

Curb Depth x (Curb Height + Flag Thickness) x Length

Volume in Cubic Feet Under Gutter =

Gutter Width x Flag Thickness x Length

Volume in Cubic Feet = Volume in Cubic Feet Under Curb + Volume in Cubic Feet Under Gutter

Conversion in other common units:

Volume in Cubic Yards (yd3) = Volume in Cubic Feet (ft3) / 27

Volume in Cubic Meters (m3) = Volume in Cubic Feet (ft3) x 0.0283