This cement calculator helps you quickly estimate the amount of cement you need for your construction project.

## Cement Calculator

**How to use this Cement Calculator:**

Input the area in square feet and the thickness in inches you plan for your concrete pour. Remember to account for any additional factors that could affect the total volume, such as the shape of the pour (if not a simple rectangle or square), sub-grade depth, or if there are any slopes. Adjust the waste percentage field if needed; the default is 5%. Press “Calculate” to see the result in cubic yards.

**How it Calculates the Results:**

The calculator first computes the volume required in cubic feet based on the area and thickness provided. It then adjusts this volume by the percentage of waste to account for spillage, over-excavation, and other inefficiencies. Finally, it converts the total volume from cubic feet to cubic yards since this is the common unit for purchasing cement.

**Limitations:**

This calculator assumes a linear increase in volume which might not be accurate for complicated shapes or terrains. It is a tool meant for estimation purposes only, and final figures should always be cross-checked with a professional as actual conditions can vary significantly.