Some useful construction tips to calculate excavation of trenches

This construction video provides step-by-step instructions on how to measure excavation and backfill concerning trenches.

Trench stands for an extended excavation that is separated from pits or basements. A footing is a good instance of the trench.

In order to find out the volume of excavation for a simple footing, the following formula is used :-

CL x W x D = Cu.Ft. of Excavation

If you want to change to cubic yards, divide the results by 27

It becomes very difficult while going to make calculation for a trench that includes working spaces and sloped sides. The following formula is used for this purpose.

CL x AD x AW = Cu.Ft. of Excavation


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Arka Roy



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