The Concrete for a Post Hole calculator computes the volume (V) of concrete needed around a number of circular post in circular holes.
INSTRUCTIONS: Choose units and enter the following:
Concrete to Fill Post Hole (V): The calculator returns the volume in cubic yards. However this can be automatically converted to other volume units via the pull-down menu.
V = π•r²•h•n
This calculator subtracts the column defined for the post from the column defined for the whole and then multiplies that difference by the number of post holes.
Augers are often used to drill post holes. After the hole is dug, it's ideal to put a little gravel at the bottom of the hole for water drainage during wet seasons. Then place the post in the hole and surround it with concrete to truly anchor the post.
For the DIY crowd that mixes their own concrete, vCalc provides a tool to convert volume in cubic units (cubic feet, yards or meters) to the number of bags of concrete in the following sizes:
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