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The **4x8s Needed for Concrete Foundation Forms** calculator computes the inner and outer surface area of a poured rectangular foundation (e.g. the foundation under a rectangular house/building) and uses the surface area to estimate the number of 4x8 sheets. It also provides a cost estimate of 4x8s based on the unit price.

**INSTRUCTIONS:** Choose units and enter the following:

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**L**) Outer Length of Foundation - (
**W**) Outer Width of Foundation - (
**H**) Height of Foundation - (
**T**) Thickness of Foundation - (
**UP**) Unit Price of 4x8 sheets

**4x8 Sheets(nS):** The calculator returns the square feet surface area for the foundation forms, and the equivalent number of 4'x8' sheets needed for the forms. It also provides an estimated cost of 4x8 sheets based on the unit price entered.

The forms for a foundation line the exterior and interior of what will be the poured concrete foundation. The formula for the surface area is:

SA = 2*W*H + 2*L*H + 2*H*(W-2*T) + 2* H*(L-2*T)

where:

- SA = Surface Area of Concrete Foundation Forms
- L = Length of Foundation
- W = Width of Foundation
- H = Height of Foundation
- T = Thickness of Foundation Wall

The following is web survey of 4x8 sheets of plywood and OSB. It provides the date of the web survey, the store and several price points on items that were advertised on the store's website. This is for convenience only. Local pricing should ALWAYS be used!

**Survey Date**: 4/26/24**Survey Store**: Menards**Price of 4x8 3/4" Plywood**: $35.55 USD**Price of 4x8 5/8" Plywood**: $30.78 USD**Price of 4x8 1/2" Plywood**: $28.95 USD**Price of 4x8 3/8" Plywood:**$24.03 USD**Price of 4x8 3/4" OSB**: $30.49 USD**Price of 4x8 5/8" OSB**: $23.87 USD**Price of 4x8 1/2" OSB**: $22.45 USD**Price of 4x8 1/4" OSB:**$18.98 USD**Price of 4x8 3/4" Pressure Treated Plywood**: $50.98 USD**Price of 4x8 1/2" Pressure Treated Plywood**: $44.84 USD**Price of 4x8 5/8" Grooved Panel Siding**: $53.39 USD**Price of 4x8 1/2" Grooved Panel Siding**: $48.99 USD

**NOTE 2**: Some stores carry plywood and OSB with thicknesses 1/32^{nd} smaller than others. Therefore, 3/4" might be represented by 23/32", 5/8" by 19/32", 1/2" by 15/32", and 3/8" by 11/32".

**CAUTION**: The pricing information provided is for calculating convenience with NO implied guarantees to the accuracy of the values listed. Authoritative sources should be sought to confirm any value **before risking health or wealth **on the veracity of the data. Furthermore, Calc gives no guarantee that you will be able to buy products at listed prices or even if they will be available. The data provided is purely a convenience for making estimates, so we strongly recommend that one ALWAYS use local pricing and authoritative specifications.

The Pricing Data can be used for the **Subflooring Material Cost Calculator**, CLICK HERE or in the **Cost of Plywood Calculator**,CLICK HERE.

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