Welcome to The Material Calculator™ web site. Here you can calculate various material quantities and types. I will be adding more as time goes on. If you do not see a calculator for your needs, or one that does not include the material you're using, let me know and I'll try to add it, assuming specs are available.

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Note: Pavers come in many brands, shapes and sizes. I have listed the most common Tremron pavers. Also note, sizes are not exact. For example, a 6x9 is typically 6-3/8 x 9-5/8. Sizes published by manufacturers may not be exactly correct. For example Tremron says an Olde-Towne 3 pc has 12.67 Sq. Ft. per layer, but is actually 12.4 if you go by 124 Sq.Ft. per pallet (10 layers). This calculator uses the published size, unless otherwise specified. If you need more exact specs., please feel free to send me the specifications for the product you'll be using and I'll try to add it.

All Tremron data and images used by permission from Tremron










Paver Specs:
Square Ft. per Pallet:
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Units per Pallet:
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Square Ft. per Unit:
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Note: A unit could be a layer, single piece or a full pallet, depending on how they are sold.

 

Quantity needed:
Full Pallets:
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Additional Layers/Units:
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Actual Results:

Excess would be waste, or could be used for extra space, border, etc.

* These values are rounded up because you normally can't purchase partial quantities of these. (Ask your supplier)



















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Note: Stone walls are made from stacked building stone, fieldstone or boulders. To calculate how much you need, you need to find out the total cubic feet the wall will occupy (not square feet, nor linear feet). Then divided the cubic feet by the number of cubic feet per ton, for the stone you will be using. The cubic feet per ton varies widely depending on the type of stone because each type has a different mass and density. Typical building stone used by contractors can vary from 15 to 21 cubic feet per ton. Generally around 18.85 cubic feet per ton for stone such as emerald, forest, chocolate grey, mountain mist or similar. (Based on actual measurement of a 1 ton basket). If you know the actual cubic feet per ton for the stone you are using, you can override the default of 18.85 for your calculations. Coverage will also vary depending how loose or tight you stack it together.


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Quantity needed:
Tons (US):
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Additional Tons (Waste allowance)*:
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Total Tons:
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*Approximately 15% additional, to allow for waste from chipping/trimming edges and corners.



















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Note: Stone patios, facades and walkways are made from building stone, fieldstone, flagstone/sandstone or veneer (facades/walls). To calculate how much you need, you need to find out the total square feet (not linear feet) the area occupies. Then divided the square feet by the number of square feet per ton, for the stone you will be using. The square foot coverage per ton varies widely depending on the type of stone because each type has a different thickness and density. Typical building/flagstone stone used by contractors can vary from 60 to 200+ square feet per ton. Generally around 125 to 135 square feet per ton for stone such as emerald, forest, chocolate grey, mountain mist or similar. (Based on published sizes). If you know the actual square feet per ton for the stone you are using, you can override the default for your calculations. Coverage will also vary depending how loose or tight you place it together.

If you have multiple surface sections to figure, add all of the square footages together and enter in "Square feet" box below. Note, if you are using veneer the corner pieces will need to be figured separately. Rock-It Thin Stone Veneer can be purchased by linear foot. Typically, there's approx 1 Sq.Ft. per linear foot for those. Each type varies. Contact your supplier for more information. Stepped wall panels/corners are different. They typically run 1 Sq.Ft. per panel (6"x24") and 0.75 Sq.Ft per corner and take 2 to make 1 linear foot (1.5 Sq.Ft). Only reason I mention this is because you would normally subtract the square footage of the corners from your overall square footage before calculating the flat pieces. Not doing so would allow for waste from cutting end points. Always add a little extra to be safe.

This calculator will use the average of the coverage range for tonnage products. For example 125 to 135 Sq.Ft. will avg to 130 Sq.Ft. which should be fairly accurate if you space the stones approx 1" to 1.5" apart. Wider spacing will require less stone. Tighter spacing will require more stone.


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Quantity needed:
Tons (US):
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Additional Tons (Waste allowance)*:
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Total Tons:
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*Approximately 10% additional, to allow for waste from chipping/trimming edges and corners.



















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Last Fill Calculation:
Cubic Yards:
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3 Cubic Ft. Bags:
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2 Cubic Ft. Bags:
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1 Cubic Ft. Bags:
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1/2 Cubic Ft. Bags:
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5 Gallon Buckets:
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* These values are rounded up because you typically can't purchase partial quantities of these.

















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