You don’t want to be in the middle of an expansive paving project only to realize you’re out of concrete. On the other hand, although it’s wise to be prepared, you don’t want to order so much that you have a large surplus after the project is complete. Calculating the right amount of material for a particular job is as much an art as it is a science, and the friendly team at The Suzio York Hill Companies can help.
Below, they share a couple of tips for determining your needs before getting started.
Calculate the Dimensions of the Project
You must know the thickness, width, and length of the space you want to fill. Although this sounds simple, it’s much easier said than done, as few spaces are perfect squares or rectangles with straight lines and 90-degree angles. Fortunately, there are online resources to help you calculate the fill requirements for even the most complicated configurations.
Give Yourself Some Wiggle Room
Although you don’t want to waste money on concrete you will not end up using, always order a little extra so you have some room for error. As a general rule of thumb, the larger the project is, the greater the margin of error. Therefore, you probably only need one extra cubic yard if the job calls for up to 10 cubic yards of concrete. For larger projects, order an extra 1 ½ to 2 cubic yards.
Calculating your material needs may seem challenging, but an expert from your local concrete provider will be more than happy to help. Whether you’re looking for ready-mix concrete products or crushed trap rock, you will find it at The Suzio York Hill Companies. Serving clients throughout south-central Connecticut, there is no order too large or too small for them to fill. Check out their website to browse all the materials they offer, and call (203) 237-8421 to discuss your needs in Meriden, Wallingford, Milford, Derby, or New Haven today.