This tool calculates the total cost to lay a concrete pad based on your input dimensions and material costs.

## Concrete Pad Cost Calculator

Use this calculator to estimate the cost of a concrete pad. Fill in the length, width, and thickness of the pad, the cost per cubic yard of concrete, and an optional waste percentage.

### How to Use the Calculator:

- Enter the dimensions of your concrete pad in feet and inches.
- Provide the cost per cubic yard of concrete.
- Optionally, enter a waste percentage to account for over-purchasing or spillage.
- Click the “Calculate” button to see the estimated cost.

### How It Calculates the Results:

The calculator multiplies the length, width, and thickness (converted to feet) of the pad to get the volume in cubic feet. It then converts this volume to cubic yards (1 cubic yard = 27 cubic feet). The waste percentage, if any, is added to the volume. Finally, the volume in cubic yards is multiplied by the cost per cubic yard to get the total estimated cost.

### Limitations:

- This calculator provides an estimate only. Actual costs may vary based on local prices and other factors.
- The waste percentage default is set to 5%, but you can adjust it based on your specific needs.