Before you begin your paving project, use our asphalt tonnage calculator. With it, you’ll receive a rough estimate of what’s needed to get the job done. You’ll need your width, length, and thickness estimate for a reliable estimate.
How Asphalt Tonnage is Calculated
You can get your own measurements through simple tools lying around in your toolbox or garage, including your tape measurer. Hot mix asphalt tonnage is calculated based on the depth and measurements of the space you want to fill. Keep in mind that the weight of asphalt tonnage is simply short for 2,000 lbs.
Measure Your Length, Width, and Depth Measurements by Inches
You want to gather as much of a detailed estimate as you can. After you’ve gained the measurements, convert them from inches to feet by dividing your findings by 12. For example, a measurement of 180 inches will convert to 15 ft.
Learn Your Measurement’s Volume
Your calculated volume provides a good idea of the amount of space your paving project will take up. This is based on the dimensions you’ve previously gathered. Multiply the length, width, and depth in this order to find your project’s volume.
Factor in Your Asphalt’s Weight Density
This varies based on each paver’s asphalt mix. Contact the knowledgeable pros at Lone Star Paving to learn the weight density of our reputable asphalt mix. You’ll then want to multiply your calculated volume with the weight density of the asphalt mix. The resulting number will be the amount of asphalt in pounds that your project needs.
Converting Your Calculation Into Tons to Get Your Asphalt Tonnage
Divide your findings by 2,000 (the number of lbs in a ton) to find your asphalt tonnage.
Contact Lone Star Paving
For everything about paving, you can rely on the experts at Lone Star Paving. Get a free consultation with our professionals about your dream paving project. We’ll provide you the expert advice and results you’re looking for. Contact us online by filling out our form or call us today!