### Quick response (for anxious):

**One cubic meter** (1 m3) of sand **are**approximately between

** 140 and 150 buckets** mason

### Reasoning (for the most curious):

Sometimes there is a need to «measure» a certain amount of sand, concrete stone, earth, etc. Without resorting to complicated measurements, formulas or units, we can **calculate the volume of materials** using as a measure **common mason bucket** It is usually 30 cm in diameter at the top, 20 cm high and about 15 cm at its base. As shown in **Figure 1.**

**figure 1**

Anyway __you don’t even have to take these measurements into account__. We offer them just to describe a **masonry bucket**Average. Just have to **measure the capacity of the cup**, or from any other container, ** in liters**. For this, it is enough to fill it with water to the height you want to know, measuring the amount that is poured. In practice, all you need is a container (box, pot, etc.) that has the safety of a liter. Add water to that container. And counting, of course, how many times we load it to reach the height at which

**masonry buckets**to measure or transport sand to a construction site.

**Figure 2.**

**Figure 2**

In her

**bucket** described above, the normal loading height is usually reached with 7 loads of 1 liter. So **the masonry bucket usually contains seven liters of water.**

### How to calculate the volume

We just need to remember that **1 m3** of any material, water, sand, air or anything else, **is equal to 1000 liters** of volume. Even the capacity of car trunks is measured in this way.

Then,

**Yes:**

**1 cubic meter (m3) = 1000 liters**

**We can say** this if we divide 1000 liters to the capacity of 1 **bucket** we go the sum of **boulder** representing 1 cubic meter:

To round off and / or to better remember the number, we can say that **1 cubic meter of sand**, or of stone, **is equal to 145 buckets** **mason.**

#### Important clarification

**sand**In particular, it changes its volume according to the amount of moisture it contains. An arena ** something
wet** «Sparks» and takes up more space. An arena

__very__dry__«Works more» and flattens, giving less volume. This is something to consider when dealing with sand suppliers, as the subject often leads to quarrels and fights over the amounts of sand paid and delivered.__

In this case we could conclude that, in the case of sand with «normal» humidity, **one cubic meter is equal to 140/150 masonry buckets. **But that will always be a rough estimate.

**Important Note**:

this method is applicable to anyone **bucket** or another container you want to use** measure the volume of a certain amount of material **thing. Its capacity is simply measured in liters of water and the corresponding calculation is made.