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If you are also confused about **how many yards in a ton of gravel?** Then all your doubts and question regarding this will be answered here if you read this completely.

We often have doubts about how many** tons in a yard or how many cubic yards in a ton**. Let us first learn what is yard and ton and then understand about the volume of gravel in a yard.

## What are Yards and Ton

### What is Yards

If you want to convert 1 **yard **into ton then you need to know what are they.** cubic yards** is often referred to as **yards**.

A** yard is a unit of measurement of lengt**h. 1 yard is equal to 3 feet. Cubic yard is a unit of volume measurement. Generally, 1 cubic yard means a cube of volume 1 yard length by 1 yard width by 1 yard height.

**1 yard = 3 feet = 36 inches = 0.9144 meters**

Thus 1 cubic yard = 1 yard X 1 yard X 1 yard = 3 feet X 3 feet X 3 feet = 27 cubic feet

### What is Ton

Ton is the unit of weight, but the value of** 1 ton is different in UK and US.** In** United Kingdom **imperial ton is equal to **2240 pounds or 1016 kg**. In** US 1 ton **is equal to** 2000 pounds or 907.19 Kg.**

**Ton in UK = 2240 lbs = 1016 KgTon in US = 2000 lbs = 907.19 Kg**

Below we will learn the relation between **1 ton and 1 yard for different materials**. We will look in detail about how many tons are in a cubic yard of gravel and vice versa.

## How Many Yards in a Ton of Gravel

In general** 1 yard of gravel range from 2200 pounds to 3000 pounds (lb)** in most countries. But for ease in calculation 1 yard of gravel is considered as 3000 lb of gravel. While 1 ton of gravel weighs around 2000 lbs.

Thus 1 Yard Gravel = 3000 lb

and 1 ton of gravel = 2000 lb = 0.66 cubic yard

Hence the number of cubic yards in a ton of gravel is equal to

Cubic yard in a ton of gravel = 2000/3000 cubic yards

Thus 1 ton of gravel = 0.66 cubic yards

To know the weight of **1 cubic yard of gravel,**

1 Ton = 0.66 yd^{3}

Thus 1 cubic yard = 1/0.66 = 1.52 Ton

Therefore 1 cubic yard of gravel is equal to 1.52 Ton

### How Many Yards In A Ton in the United States

In the United States,** 1 cubic yard of gravel consists of 2800 lb**.

1 cubic yard of gravel = 2800 lbs

1 ton of gravel = 2000 lbs

Hence the number of** cubic yard in a ton of gravel** is equal to

Cubic yard in a ton of gravel = 2000/2800 cubic yards

Thus 1 ton of gravel = 0.714 cubic yards

A **ton of gravel in the United States is 0.714 cubic yards**.

The value of 2 US Ton of gravel in terms of cubic yards is 1.428 yd^{3}. Similarly, you can find the relation between tons of gravel and cubic yards of gravel from the table given below.

Ton of Gravel (Ton) | Cubic Yards of Gravel (Cubic Yards) |
---|---|

1 | 0.714 |

2 | 1.428 |

3 | 2.142 |

4 | 2.856 |

5 | 3.57 |

6 | 4.284 |

7 | 4.998 |

8 | 5.712 |

9 | 6.426 |

10 | 7.14 |

To know the weight of 1 cubic yard of gravel,

1 US Ton = 0.714 yd^{3}

Thus 1 cubic yard = 1/0.714 = 1.4 US Ton

Therefore 1 cubic yard of gravel is equal to 1.4 U.S. Ton

To know the value of **cubic yards of gravel in ton** see the table given below.

Cubic Yards of Gravel | Ton of Gravel |
---|---|

1 Cubic Yard of Gravel | 1.4 Ton |

2 Cubic Yards of Gravel | 2.8 Ton |

3 Cubic Yards of Gravel | 4.2 Ton |

4 Cubic Yards of Gravel | 5.6 Ton |

5 Cubic Yards of Gravel | 7 Ton |

6 Cubic Yards of Gravel | 8.4 Ton |

7 Cubic Yards of Gravel | 9.8 Ton |

8 Cubic Yards of Gravel | 11.2 Ton |

9 Cubic Yards of Gravel | 12.6 Ton |

10 Cubic Yards of Gravel | 14 Ton |

### How much Does a Yard of Gravel Cover

As we have learned the **relation between a yard of gravel and ton,** now it’s time to know how much area a yard of gravel covers. It is important to know the surface coverage of gravel for a particular depth of gravel.

Generally a 3 inches deep yard of gravel cover 100 sq. ft of area. While a yard of gravel with a depth of 1 1/2 inches covers an area of 200 sq. ft. and 1-inch deep gravel cover an area of 300 sqft.

Below shown is the table giving detail about how much area a yard of gravel can cover.

Yards of Gravel | Weight in pounds (lb) | Weight in Ton | 3″ Deep Coverage (sq. ft.) | 1.5″ Deep Coverage (sq. ft.) | 1″ Deep Coverage (sq. ft.) |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

1 | 2800 | 1.4 Ton | 100 | 200 | 300 |

2 | 5600 | 2.8 Ton | 200 | 400 | 600 |

3 | 8400 | 4.2 Ton | 300 | 600 | 900 |

4 | 11200 | 5.6 Ton | 400 | 800 | 1200 |

5 | 14000 | 7 Ton | 500 | 1000 | 1500 |

6 | 16800 | 8.4 Ton | 600 | 1200 | 1800 |

7 | 19600 | 9.8 Ton | 700 | 1400 | 2100 |

8 | 22400 | 11.2 Ton | 800 | 1600 | 2400 |

9 | 25200 | 12.6 Ton | 900 | 1800 | 2700 |

10 | 28000 | 14 Ton | 1000 | 2000 | 3000 |

### Minimum and Maximum Volume of Gravel Per Ton

The volume of gravel changes according to the size and type of gravel thus the weight also changes. Therefore the volume of gravel per ton changes accordingly.** 1 cubic yard of gravel **weight can change from** 2200 pounds to 2900 pounds**. Below we have shown the maximum and minimum volume of gravel per unit ton of gravel.

#### Minimum Volume of Gravel per Ton

For loose compacted gravel 1 cubic yard of gravel weight around 2200 pounds. Thus maximum gravel volume can be found as shown below.

1 cubic yard of gravel = 2,200 pounds

1 ton = 2,000 pounds

1 ton of gravel = 2,000 pounds ÷ 2,200 pounds/yard of gravel = 0.91 tons/yard of gravel

#### Maximum Volume of Gravel per Ton

For **well-compacted gravel 1 cubic yard** of gravel weighs around **2900 pounds**. Thus minimum gravel volume can be found as shown below.

1 yard of gravel = 2,900 pounds

1 ton = 2,000 pounds

1 ton of gravel = 2,000 pounds ÷ 2,900 pounds/yard of gravel = 0.69 tons/yard of gravel

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## How Many Yards in Ton For Different Materials

Cubic yards of different construction materials have different properties. Thus their weight in tons per cubic yard is also different. The table shown below shows the relative value of density, weight per cubic yard for different construction materials.

Construction material | Density (lb/ft³) | Pounds (lb) | US tons | Metric tonnes |
---|---|---|---|---|

Asphalt (crushed) | 45 lb/ft³ | 1215 | 0.61 | 0.55 |

Asphalt (liquid) | 65 lb/ft³ | 1755 | 0.88 | 0.8 |

Cement (portland) | 94 lb/ft³ | 2538 | 1.27 | 1.15 |

Concrete | 145 lb/ft³ | 3915 | 1.96 | 1.78 |

Dirt | 72 lb/ft³ | 1944 | 0.97 | 0.88 |

Gravel (loose, dry) | 85 lb/ft³ | 2295 | 1.15 | 1.04 |

Gravel (dry, 1/4 to 2 in) | 105 lb/ft³ | 2835 | 1.42 | 1.29 |

Gravel (wet 1/4 to 2 in) | 125 lb/ft³ | 3375 | 1.69 | 1.53 |

Gravel (with sand) | 120 lb/ft³ | 3240 | 1.62 | 1.47 |

Limestone (crushed) | 90 lb/ft³ | 2430 | 1.22 | 1.1 |

Limestone (low density) | 120 lb/ft³ | 3240 | 1.62 | 1.47 |

Limestone (high density) | 160 lb/ft³ | 4320 | 2.16 | 1.96 |

Mulch (bark) | 18.728 lb/ft³ | 506 | 0.25 | 0.23 |

Mulch (woodchip) | 24.97 lb/ft³ | 674 | 0.34 | 0.31 |

Sand (dry) | 100 lb/ft³ | 2700 | 1.35 | 1.22 |

Sand (loose) | 90 lb/ft³ | 2430 | 1.22 | 1.1 |

Sand (wet) | 120 lb/ft³ | 3240 | 1.62 | 1.47 |

Topsoil | 100 lb/ft³ | 2700 | 1.35 | 1.22 |

Topsoil (saturated) | 115 lb/ft³ | 3105 | 1.55 | 1.41 |

### How Many Yards In a Ton of Asphalt

**Asphalt **is a mixture sand, gravel and crushed stone with **bitumen **as a **binding **material. Asphalt is a **blackish**–**brown **in **colour **and is in solid form at room temperature but forms liquid above 50 degree Celsius. It is available **naturally and artificially manufactured** as well.

**Asphalt **is **used **in bituminous **paints**, **roof covering**, **flooring **material, damp-proof courses, etc.

#### How Many Yards In a Ton of Crushed Asphalt

**Crushed Asphalt **has a density of **45 lb/ft3** and a** weight of 1215 pounds**. In **US 1 yard of Asphalt **is equal to **0.61 US Ton**. In **UK Imperial system**, 1 yard of Asphalt has **0.55 Metric Tonnes.**

#### How Many Yards In a Ton of Liquid Asphalt

**Liquid Asphalt **has a density of **65 lb/ft3** and a** weight of 1755 pounds**. In **US 1 yard of Asphalt **is equal to **0.88 US Ton**. In **UK Imperial system**, 1 yard of Asphalt has **0.80 Metric Tonnes.**

### How Many Yards In a Ton of Cement

**Cement **is the primary **binding material** used in making **concrete **that holds sand and gravel to make RCC. **Reinforced cement concrete **is the best material for building construction. Cement when mixed with water form a gel that hardens to form a rock-like structure.

**Cement **is widely used in construction. It is used in **plastering walls, masonry wall construction, pointing, etc.** Cement is packed in bags of 50 Kg and supplied to site. Volume of cement bag is 0.035 m3.

**Cement **has a density of **94 lb/ft3** and a** weight of 2538 pounds**. In **US 1 yard of Asphalt **is equal to **1.27 US Ton**. In **UK Imperial system**, 1 yard of Asphalt has **1.15 Metric Tonnes.**

### How Many Yards In a Ton of Concrete

**Concrete **is used in casting **beams, columns, slabs, and foundations** to transfer the load to the ground. Concrete is a homogeneous mixture of cement, sand, aggregate and water.

Concrete is the most preferred **material for building construction** as it has appropriate strength after it sets. There are different types of concrete such as high-strength concrete, high-performance concrete, self-compacting concrete, lightweight concrete, and many more.

**Concrete **has a density of **145 lb/ft3** and a** weight of 3915 pounds**. In **US 1 yard of Asphalt **is equal to **000 US Ton**. In **UK Imperial system**, 1 yard of Asphalt has **111 Metric Tonnes.**

### How Many Yards In a Ton of Dirt

**Dirt **is a **mixture of topsoil, clay, rock, loose and dry sand, debris, and other material** to fill a landscape ar any hole. The weight of dirt depends upon the composition of material and the wet or dry condition of the dirt.

The volume of dirt can also vary depending upon the **compactness of the dirt or the dense or loose condition of the dirt**.

**Dirt **has a density of **72 lb/ft3** and a** weight of 1944 pounds**. In **US 1 yard of Asphalt **is equal to **0.97 US Ton**. In **UK Imperial system**, 1 yard of Asphalt has **0.88 Metric Tonnes.**

### How Many Yards In a Ton of Gravel

**Gravel or aggregate** is used for** concreting, landscaping, road construction, driveways, patios, and walkways**. Crushed stone or gravel is available in different shapes, sizes, and colours.

**Gravels **are mostly **sold in tons**, so in order to purchase gravel for construction work you need to convert cubic yards into tons. The quantity of gravel can change depending upon the** wet and dry condition of gravels** and also loose or mixture with and. Quantities of gravels for the different conditions of gravel is shown below.

#### How Many Yards In a Ton of Loose Dry Gravel

**Loose Dry Gravel **has a density of **85 lb/ft3** and a** weight of 2295 pounds**. In **US 1 yard of Asphalt **is equal to **1.15 US Ton**. In **UK Imperial system**, 1 yard of Asphalt has **1.04 Metric Tonnes.**

#### How Many Yards In a Ton of Dry Gravel (1/4 to 2 inches)

**Dry Gravel **has a density of **105 lb/ft3** and a** weight of 2835 pounds**. In **US 1 yard of Asphalt **is equal to **1.42 US Ton**. In **UK Imperial system**, 1 yard of Asphalt has **1.29 Metric Tonnes.**

#### How Many Yards In a Ton of Wet Gravel (1/4 to 2 inches)

**Wet Gravel **has a density of **125 lb/ft3** and a** weight of 3375 pounds**. In **US 1 yard of Asphalt **is equal to **1.69 US Ton**. In **UK Imperial system**, 1 yard of Asphalt has **1.53 Metric Tonnes.**

#### How Many Yards In a Ton of Gravel with sand

**Gravel with sand **has a density of **120 lb/ft3** and a** weight of 3240 pounds**. In **US 1 yard of Asphalt **is equal to **1.62 US Ton**. In **UK Imperial system**, 1 yard of Asphalt has **1.47 Metric Tonnes.**

### How Many Yards In a Ton of Limestone

**Limestone **is a valuable material for** architectural and construction** purposes. Limestone is used to make **cement, blocks, bricks, concrete mix and for decorative purposes**. It is also used as an aggregate base for road construction and lime production and also for rock garden decoration.

**Limestone **is available in **different forms like powder, solid and crushed stone.** It is usually white to grey in colour. To purchase limestone you need to know the relation between cubic yard of limestone and its weight so that orders can be placed in tons.

Below we have discussed yards in a ton of limestone for** crushed limestone, low density limestone, and high density limestone.**

#### How Many Yards In a Ton of Crushed Limestone

**Crushed Limestone **has a density of **90 lb/ft3** and a** weight of 2430 pounds**. In **US 1 yard of Asphalt **is equal to **1.22 US Ton**. In **UK Imperial system**, 1 yard of Asphalt has **1.10 Metric Tonnes.**

#### How Many Yards In a Ton of Low-Density Limestone

**Low Density Limestone **has a density of **120 lb/ft3** and a** weight of 3240 pounds**. In **US 1 yard of Asphalt **is equal to **1.62 US Ton**. In **UK Imperial system**, 1 yard of Asphalt has **1.47 Metric Tonnes.**

#### How Many Yards In a Ton of High-Density Limestone

**High Density Limestone **has a density of **160 lb/ft3** and a** weight of 4320 pounds**. In **US 1 yard of Asphalt **is equal to **2.16 US Ton**. In **UK Imperial system**, 1 yard of Asphalt has **1.96 Metric Tonnes.**

### How Many Yards In a Ton of Mulch

**Mulch **is a layer of material **spread over the top of the soil surface** to** improve soil quality, suppress weeds, enhance the visual appearance** of an area, and conserve soil moisture.

**Mulch **can be anything that **covers **the soil surface **like decaying leaves, bark, or compost.**

#### How Many Yards In a Ton of Bark Mulch

**Bark Mulch **has a density of **18.728 lb/ft3** and a** weight of 506 pounds**. In **US 1 yard of Asphalt **is equal to **0.25 US Ton**. In **UK Imperial system**, 1 yard of Asphalt has **0.23 Metric Tonnes.**

#### How Many Yards In a Ton of Woodchip Mulch

**Woodchip Mulch **has a density of **24.97 lb/ft3** and a** weight of 674 pounds**. In **US 1 yard of Asphalt **is equal to **0.34 US Ton**. In **UK Imperial system**, 1 yard of Asphalt has **0.31 Metric Tonnes.**

### How Many Yards In a Ton of Sand

**Sand **is widely used in building construction in the **plastering of walls, brick masonry, concreting, and under the flooring**. Sand is one of the major building materials that is widely used during construction.

While you order **sand**, you need to consider the state of sand like** dry, wet, or loose sand**. How many yards in a ton of sand for various conditions is shown below.

#### How Many Yards In a Ton of Dry Sand

**Dry Sand **has a density of **100 lb/ft3** and a** weight of 2700 pounds**. In **US 1 yard of Asphalt **is equal to **1.35 US Ton**. In **UK Imperial system**, 1 yard of Asphalt has **1.22 Metric Tonnes.**

#### How Many Yards In a Ton of Loose Sand

**Loose Sand **has a density of **90 lb/ft3** and a** weight of 2430 pounds**. In **US 1 yard of Asphalt **is equal to **1.22 US Ton**. In **UK Imperial system**, 1 yard of Asphalt has **1.10 Metric Tonnes.**

#### How Many Yards In a Ton of Wet Sand

**Wet Sand **has a density of **120 lb/ft3** and a** weight of 3240 pounds**. In **US 1 yard of Asphalt **is equal to **1.62 US Ton**. In **UK Imperial system**, 1 yard of Asphalt has **1.47 Metric Tonnes.**

### How Many Yards In a Ton of Topsoil

**Topsoil **is a landscaping material that contains soil, dirt, some debris, mineral and nutrients, sand and small rocks, clay soil, and decomposed and undecomposed organic materials. The composition of soil determines the moisture and water-holding capacity of soil.

The weight of **topsoil **depends upon the **wet or dry condition of soil, moisture content**, and **compactness of soil**. Yards in a ton of topsoil for saturated and unsaturated soil is shown below.

#### How Many Yards In a Ton of Unsaturated Topsoil

**Topsoil **has a density of **100 lb/ft3** and a** weight of 2700 pounds**. In **US 1 yard of Asphalt **is equal to **1.35 US Ton**. In **UK Imperial system**, 1 yard of Asphalt has **1.22 Metric Tonnes.**

#### How Many Yards In a Ton of Saturated Topsoil

**Saturated Soil **has a density of **115 lb/ft3** and a** weight of 3105 pounds**. In **US 1 yard of Asphalt **is equal to **1.55 US Ton**. In **UK Imperial system**, 1 yard of Asphalt has **1.41 Metric Tonnes.**

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