Enter the length, width, depth, and specific gravity into the calculator to determine the asphalt tonnage.

## Asphalt Tonnage Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the asphalt tonnage.

T = (L * W * D * G) / 2000

Variables:

• T is the asphalt tonnage L is the length of the area in feet W is the width of the area in feet D is the depth of the asphalt in inches G is the specific gravity of the asphalt (usually around 2.5 for hot mix asphalt)

To calculate the asphalt tonnage, multiply the length of the area by the width and the depth. Then multiply the result by the specific gravity of the asphalt. Finally, divide the result by 2000 to convert the weight from pounds to tons.

## What is an Asphalt Tonnage?

Asphalt tonnage refers to the total weight of asphalt needed for a particular paving project. It is typically calculated based on the area to be paved and the desired thickness of the asphalt layer. This measurement is crucial in project planning and budgeting as it directly impacts the cost and amount of materials needed. The tonnage can also influence the time required for the project, as more asphalt means more time for application and curing.

## How to Calculate Asphalt Tonnage?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Asphalt Tonnage.

1. First, determine the length of the area in feet (L).
2. Next, determine the width of the area in feet (W).
3. Next, determine the depth of the asphalt in inches (D).
4. Next, determine the specific gravity of the asphalt (G).
5. Finally, use the formula T = (L * W * D * G) / 2000 to calculate the Asphalt Tonnage (T).

Example Problem:

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

Length of the area in feet (L) = 50

Width of the area in feet (W) = 30

Depth of the asphalt in inches (D) = 4

Specific gravity of the asphalt (G) = 2.5