Contents

- 1 How do you calculate concrete for a driveway?
- 2 How many inches of concrete do I need for a driveway?
- 3 How do I calculate my driveway?
- 4 What is the formula for calculating concrete?
- 5 Is it cheaper to asphalt or concrete a driveway?
- 6 How much does 30 yards of concrete cost?
- 7 Does a concrete driveway increase property value?
- 8 What is the best base for a concrete driveway?
- 9 What is the best concrete mix for driveways?
- 10 What is the width of a standard driveway?
- 11 How much should a concrete driveway cost?
- 12 What size is a standard driveway?
- 13 How do I calculate cubic meters of concrete?
- 14 How much does 2 yards of concrete cost?
- 15 How many bags of concrete do I need for a 10×20 slab?

## How do you calculate concrete for a driveway?

Multiply the square footage by the depth in feet to find the volume in cubic feet. You can find volume by measuring length × width × depth. Finally, divide the cubic footage by 27 to find the volume in cubic yards. This is the amount of **concrete** needed.

## How many inches of concrete do I need for a driveway?

As for thickness, non-reinforced pavement **four inches** thick is standard for passenger car driveways. For heavier vehicles, a thickness of **five inches** is recommended. To eliminate standing water, the driveway should be sloped towards the street a minimum of one percent, or **1/8 inch** per foot, for proper drainage.

## How do I calculate my driveway?

**Measure** the length of your **driveway** in linear feet. **Measure** the width of your **driveway** in linear feet. Multiply the length x width to **calculate** the total square footage of your **driveway**.

## What is the formula for calculating concrete?

**Calculating** the volume for **concrete** requires using three dimensions: length times width (which is area) times the height (thickness) or L x W x H. If you are using feet as your standard unit of measurement, this **formula** will give you the volume of **concrete** in cubic feet.

## Is it cheaper to asphalt or concrete a driveway?

The cost of an **asphalt driveway** is typically **cheaper** than **concrete**, costing $2.00 – $4.00 per square foot. **Asphalt** prices tend to fluctuate with fluctuations in crude oil prices. In contrast, a **concrete driveway** costs between $4.00 – $6.00 per square foot for a standard installation.

## How much does 30 yards of concrete cost?

Use $90 per cubic **yard** as a ballpark figure for **concrete prices**, but **concrete** slab **cost** will vary by region. Also, expect a fee of about $60 per load for delivery from a **concrete** truck for **concrete cost**. There could be other fees for such things as Saturday **concrete** truck delivery and small loads.

## Does a concrete driveway increase property value?

You can definitely get a great return on your investment. At the very least your **property value increase** will cover the cost of the **driveway**. The amount of added **value** can fluctuate. Depending on the **home**, a new **driveway** can add around $5,000 to $7,000 in **value**.

## What is the best base for a concrete driveway?

The **gravel** base for a driveway should be a minimum of 4 inches deep. If heavier vehicles, such as large trucks, will use the driveway regularly, the **gravel** should be even deeper, up to 12 inches. Poor **soil** or a sloped driveway may also require deeper **gravel**.

## What is the best concrete mix for driveways?

**Concrete** Characteristics

To withstand the weight of vehicle traffic, choose a **concrete** with a strength of 4,000 pounds per square inch for your **driveway**. In areas with cold winters, **concrete mix** should have a 6 percent air-entrainment value.

## What is the width of a standard driveway?

How Wide Are Residential **Driveways**? Primarily, most professionals recommend that you install a 10 feet to 12 feet wide **driveway**. The **standard driveway width** for an SUV or conventional pickup truck is 10 feet.

## How much should a concrete driveway cost?

A concrete driveway costs **from $8** to **$18** per square foot, depending on decorative colors and finishes. While a plain gray concrete driveway costs between **$5** and $7 per square foot to install. Concrete is ideal for getting the look of stone or pavers, without the high cost.

## What size is a standard driveway?

Residential Driveway Width

Type | Size |
---|---|

Single Car Driveway |
9-12 feet wide |

Double Car Driveway |
20-24 feet wide |

Parking Stall | 10 feet by 20 feet |

Single Car Turn-around | 10 feet by 20 feet |

## How do I calculate cubic meters of concrete?

1 **cubic meter** (1m3) can be visualised by drawing a cube 1 **meter** wide x 1 **meter** tall x 1 **meter** depth. To **calculate** the **concrete** volume of a **concrete** slab you multiply the length, width and depth of the **concrete** slab to get an estimate of the amount of **concrete** you need in **cubic metres m3**.

## How much does 2 yards of concrete cost?

According to the NRMCA – Ready Mixed **Concrete** Industry Data Survey, the **average cost** of **concrete** in 2018 was $120 per cubic yard, or $240 for the **2** cubic **yards** needed for a typical 10-by-10-foot patio.

Bulk **Concrete Prices**.

Cubic Yards |
Price Range |
---|---|

1* | $140-$200 |

2* |
$280-$400 |

3* | $420-$600 |

4* | $560-$800 |

## How many bags of concrete do I need for a 10×20 slab?

A 60-pound **bag** yields. 017 cubic yards, and an 80-pound **bag** yields. 022 cubic yards. For a 10 x 10 **slab**, you **would need** 77 60-pound **bags** or 60 80-pound **bags**.