Enter the length, width, depth, and conversion factor into the calculator to determine the volume of crushed shell needed for the project, or enter the volume and any three of the other variables to calculate the remaining variable.

## Crushed Shell Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the volume of crushed shell needed for a project:

V = (L * W * D * C) / 27

Variables:

- V is the volume of crushed shell needed (in cubic yards)
- L is the length of the project area (in feet)
- W is the width of the project area (in feet)
- D is the depth of crushed shell desired (in inches)
- C is the conversion factor (typically 0.037) to convert cubic inches to cubic yards

To calculate the volume of crushed shell needed, multiply the length, width, and depth of the project area. Then, multiply the result by the conversion factor to convert cubic inches to cubic yards.

## What is a Crushed Shell?

A crushed shell refers to fragments of seashells that have been mechanically broken down into smaller pieces. This is often done using a machine or tool designed for this purpose. Crushed shells are commonly used in landscaping and gardening, as they provide a natural, decorative element to outdoor spaces. They are also beneficial for the soil, as they slowly decompose and provide valuable nutrients. In addition, crushed shells are often used in the construction industry, particularly in the creation of concrete and asphalt, due to their strength and durability. They can also be used as a natural alternative to traditional gravel or stone in driveways and walkways. The type of shell used can vary, but oyster, clam, and scallop shells are among the most common.

## How to Calculate Crushed Shell?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Crushed Shell:

- First, determine the total weight of the crushed shell (in pounds).
- Next, determine the cost per pound of the crushed shell ($).
- Next, multiply the total weight of the crushed shell by the cost per pound to calculate the total cost of the crushed shell.
- Finally, calculate the Crushed Shell.
- After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

**Example Problem:**

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

Total weight of the crushed shell (in pounds) = 500

Cost per pound of the crushed shell ($) = 0.25