Concrete Volume Calculation
How to Calculate Volume
Concrete volume is measured in cubic meters (m3)
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.
To estimated the volume of concrete required for a garden shed concrete slab floor 4m long by 3m wide and 0.1m thick (100mm or 10cm), is calculated as follows:
Estimated Volume = 4m x 3m x 0.1m = 1.2m³
Make sure when ordering premixed concrete that you allow for 10% wastage in your calculation.
1.2m³ + 10% = 1.32m³
It could be said that there is an art to calculating the correct volume of concrete required for pouring a slab, taking into consideration internal footings, edge beams and splaying. For a first time novice this can be a frustrating and sometime expensive lesson.
So leave it to the experts!
At Thundercrete volume calculation is second nature and we use this experience to calculate the correct concrete volume – saving you money. Call us today on: 0410 859 829 for a FREE no obligation quotation on your concrete slab concrete volume calculation requirements in Brisbane, Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast.