cubic yard

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cubic yard

A measurement used to measure concrete,gravel,or earth. It measures 3 ft 3 ft 3 ft, which is equivalent to 27 cubic feet. Usually shortened to simply “yard,” as in “It will take 12 yards of dirt to fill that hole.”

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1 million cubic yards of material, of which approximately 194,000 cubic yards of sand will be used beneficially to nourish the Gulf shoreline in the vicinity of Rollover Pass on Bolivar Peninsula, Texas.
4 million cubic yards represented the total volume for Phases 1 and 2 combined.
25 per cubic yard for the dirt instead of the 50 cents it had agreed to because Hanna breached its contract by going to a competitor.
People pay us $5 a cubic yard to haul it off," says Jim Doersam, the engineer in charge of the innovative process.
21, city crews picked up 15,084 cubic yards, about 3,000 more cubic yards than last year, said Tony Jobanek, street surface supervisor.
We believe the total projected development costs of $1,500,000 for the project represents only a fraction of the real value of 1,600,000 cubic yards of permitted landfill space.
Roughly 25 workers from Santa Ana-based Sakut Construction, 15 bulldozers, backhoes and earth scrapers capable of hauling 30 cubic yards of dirt descended on the hilly terrain off Sierra Highway around 7 a.
EPA objected because the permit covered the dredge removal and ocean disposal of 500,000 cubic yards of material, while the public notice for the permit application had indicated a volume of 200,000 cubic yards.
Concrete trucks arrive loaded with nine cubic yards of concrete mud (1 cubic yard of concrete covers an area equal to 9 bags of garden mulch).
We figure we are saving about 150,000 to 200,000 cubic yards of air space every year because of our recycling efforts.
With the help of fellow train enthusiast Marion Taber of Woodland Hills and his wife, Margaret, Driggers and his wife, Rosalie, built a 2-foot-high wooden box in the Driggers' back yard and filled it with 27 cubic yards of dirt.
This includes dredging and disposal off site of some 90 million cubic yards of sea- floor material; dredging approximately 90 million cubic yards of sand for fill material; and removal of some 126 million cubic yards of rock and common material from Chek Lap Kok Island and other islands for fill.