How to Estimate a Concrete Order

Calculate how many cubic yards of concrete you need for a walk, driveway or basement.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Tape measure

You'll need a calculator to help you figure the amount of concrete you need, then you'll need a spade, maybe a wheelbarrow, and finishing tools when pouring the slab.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Concrete, ordered from a ready-mix company.