**Calculate The Cost Of Filling A Plot With Construction Soil (moo-rum)?**

Let us consider a **Plot or Site **as shown in the below drawing for the calculation purpose…

__Given data:__

Length of the plot = 80 ft.

The breadth of the plot = 50 ft.

Depth of the plot to be filled at front end = 2 ft.

Depth of the plot to be filled at back end = 3.5 ft.

**The volume of the plot to be filled with construction soil.**

= [length × breadth × (average depth of the plot to be filled)]

= [ 80 ft. × 50 ft. × {( 2ft. + 3.5 ft.) ÷ 2}]

= [ 80 ft. × 50 ft. × 2.75 ft.]

= **11,000 cu ft.**

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When we fill the plot with the loose soil, we need an extra volume of soil for settlement & compaction.

As you know,

Loose soil = 1.25 × compacted soil.

So, the volume of soil required to fill the plot

= 1.25 × 11,000 cu ft.

= **13, 750 cu ft.**

= **389.36 cum.**

( As 1 cum. = 35.3147 cu ft.)

**The cost of filling:**

The cost of construction soil falls in a range of **INR 300/- to 500/**– per cum.

Let us consider an average of **INR 400/**– for the calculation purpose.

The cost of filling the plot with soil

= [vol. of soil required in cum. × cost / cum.]

= [ 389.36 cum. × 400/- per cum.]

= **INR 1,55,744/-**

**The soil required in no. of trucks:**

The vol. of a truck container = 500 cu ft.

**The no. of truck required**

= [ the vol. of soil required in cu ft. ÷ the vol. of a truck]

= [ 13,750 cu ft. ÷ 500 cu ft.]

= **27.5 nos**.

**The soil required in no. of tractor-trolley:**

The vol. of a trolley = 70 cu ft.

**The no. of trolley required **

= [ the vol. of soil required in cu ft. ÷ the vol. of a trolley]

= [ 13,750 cu ft. ÷ 70 cu ft.]

= 196.43 nos. say **197 nos.**

**Note:**

1. The cost of construction soil varies according to the regional market rate. Replace the soil cost to get the correct results.

2. Here, the compaction factor of **1.25** is taken, by considering the natural compaction by rainwater & vehicle movements. If the roller or mechanical compactor is used, the multiplication factor will be **1.35.**

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