Material Weights

Approximate Weights of Various Construction Material Per Cubic Yard

Material lbs./ cu. yd. tons/ cu. yd.
Andesine Stone 4887 2.44
Ashes 1080 .52
Asphalt 2700 1.35
Asphaltum 2349 1.17
Basalt Rock 4887 2.44
Brick, soft clay 2718 1.35
Brick, hard clay 3397 1.69
Brick, pressed 3806 1.90
Brick, paving 3694 1.84
Block, paving 3694 1.84
Bluestone 2970 1.48
Cement, natural 1512 .75
Cement, Portland 2430 1.21
Cement Portland, set 1863 .93
Cement Rosendale 1863 .93
Cinders 1080 .54
Clay, dry 1701 .85
Clay, wet 2970 1.48
Clay & gravel, dry 2700 1.35
Coal, Anthracite 1536 .76
Coal, Bituminous 1275 .64
Coke 837 .42
Concrete, cinders 2970 1.48
Concrete, gravel 4104 2.05
Concrete, limestone 4050 2.02
Concrete, sandstone 3915 1.95
Concrete, trap rock 4185 2.09
Crush Stone 2700 1.35
Earth, dry, loose 1890 .94
Earth, damp, loose 2106 1.05
Earth, damp, packed 2592 1.29
Earth & gravel, dry 2700 1.35
Earth & gravel, wet 3240 1.62
Earth & sand, dry 2709 1.35
Material lbs./ cu. yd. tons/ cu. yd.
Earth & Sand, wet 3240 1.62
Fire brick 3915 1.95
Fire Clay 3510 1.75
Garbage 1150 .57
Gravel, dry 2970 1.48
Gravel, out of water 1620 .81
Granite 4536 2.26
Lime, quick, loose 1431 .71
Lime, quick, shaken 1485 .70
Limestone, solid 4536 2.26
Limestone, loose 2592 1.29
Marble, solid 4455 2.22
Marble loose 2592 1.29
Mortar, set 2781 1.39
Mud, dry 2430 1.21
Mud, packed 3105 1.55
Mud, wet 2916 1.45
Pitch 1863 .93
Plaster of paris 2646 1.32
Powder, blasting 1682 .84
Quartz 4374 2.18
Rubbish 199.8 .09
Sand, dry, loose 2619 1.30
Sand, wet 3186 1.59
Sandstone 4023 2.01
Slag, bank 1890 .94
Slag, screenings 2700 1.35
Slag, machine 2592 1.29
Slag, sand 1485 .74
Shale 4374 2.18
Slate 4725 2.31
Tar 1674 .83
Tile 2970 1.43
Trap stone 5849 2.52

Most of Harmony Sand & Gravel’s products will weight approximately 2,840 pounds per cubic yard or about 1.42 tons per cubic yard. For estimating purposes, most Contractor’s consider the yield to be 3,000 pounds per cubic yard or 1.5 tons per cubic yard.