# Square Feet To Tons Calculator

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**What is Square Feet To Tons Calculator?**

The Square Feet to Tons Calculator is a tool used to calculate the weight in tons of a material based on its area in square feet, thickness in inches, and density in tons per cubic foot. This calculator can be used in various industries, such as construction, mining, and agriculture, to estimate the amount of material needed for a project or to determine the weight of a load.

**Formula for the Square Feet to Tons Calculator**

The formula used by the Square Feet to Tons Calculator is as follows:

T = A * Th/12 * D

where:

- T is the weight in tons
- A is the area in square feet
- Th is the thickness in inches
- D is the density in tons per cubic foot

**Example Calculation**

Let’s say we want to calculate the weight of asphalt needed for a parking lot. The area of the parking lot is 10,000 square feet, the thickness of the asphalt layer is 3 inches, and the density of the asphalt is 2.5 tons per cubic foot. Using the formula above, we can calculate the weight of the asphalt as follows:

T = A * Th/12 * D T = 10,000 * 3/12 * 2.5 T = 6,250 tons

Therefore, we would need 6,250 tons of asphalt to cover the parking lot.

**How to Use the Square Feet to Tons Calculator**

To use the Square Feet to Tons Calculator, follow these steps:

- Enter the area in square feet into the “Area” input field.
- Enter the thickness in inches into the “Thickness” input field.
- Enter the density in tons per cubic foot into the “Density” input field.
- Click the “Calculate Weight” button.
- The weight in tons will be displayed in the “Weight (tons)” output field.

**FAQs**

**What is density and how is it measured?**

Density is a measure of how much mass is contained in a given volume of a material. It is typically measured in units of grams per cubic centimeter (g/cm^3) or tons per cubic foot (t/ft^3).

**What is the difference between weight and mass?**

Weight is the force exerted on an object due to gravity, while mass is the amount of matter contained in an object. The weight of an object can vary depending on the strength of the gravitational field, while the mass remains constant.

**What are some common materials that can be measured using the Square Feet to Tons Calculator?**

The Square Feet to Tons Calculator can be used to measure the weight of various materials, such as asphalt, concrete, sand, gravel, and soil.