How much will a ton of asphalt cover | how much does a ton of asphalt cover | calculate coverage of 1 ton asphalt.

Asphalt is composite material behave as concrete made of mixture of aggregates, sand and bitumen commonly used in construction of roads, Highway, airports, parking lots and many other types of payment walkway, driveway, roadway, patio, Street and etc, it is simply called as Asphalt or black top.

It is made of mixture of aggregates, sand and bitumen, where bitumen act as liquid binding material that hold Asphalt together, we can simply say that bitumen act as concrete material and their Binder material bitumen behave like cement for binding material for pavement.

Generally Asphalt is in black colour this is because Binder material bitumen are in black viscous liquid, in United State hot mix Asphalt is most common used for payment making known as Black top.

If you want to think about to start of new project, you need calculation how much Asphalt needed for that project, generally Asphalt measured in cubic yard and tons, there is simple questions “how much will a ton of Asphalt cover”, you will purchase according to requirement.

One cubic yard of hot mix asphalt weighs approximately 2.025 tons or 4050 Pound on average. Asphalt millings or milled Reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) weighs around 3240 to 3780 pound per yard which is equivalent to 120 lbs/ ft^3 to 140 lbs/ ft^3.

Thickness of asphalt roads: thickness of asphalt home driveway should be 2.5 to 3 inches may be sufficient, while a busy mixed-use property may require a compacted asphalt thickness of 4 inches or more and for light duty parking lots, you should use 1.5 to 2 inches of compacted hot mix asphalt to the subgrade.

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**How much will a ton of asphalt cover**

One yard of asphalt weighs about 4,050 Pound and one ton asphalt weighs 2,000 Pound. To calculate the yields of one ton asphalt in cubic yards, just divide weight of one ton asphalt to the weight of one Yard asphalt i.e. 2,000/ 4,050 = approx 0.5 yards, or 0.5 × 27 = 13.5 cubic feet because 1 yard = 27 cubic feet.

One ton of asphalt weighs about 2,000 Pound which yields approximately half a Yard (1/2 Yards) or 13.5 cubic feet and which will cover 54 square feet at 3 inches thick, 162 square feet at 1 inch thick, 324 square feet at 1/2 inch thick, 108 square feet at 1 1/2 inch thick, 80 square feet at 2 inches thick, 65 square feet at 2 1/2 inches thick, and 40 square feet at 4 inches thick.

To calculate the coverage for one ton asphalt, you need to divide yields of 1 ton asphalt i.e. 13.5 cubic feet by thickness of your project in feet, results will be your one ton asphalt coverage in square feet.

**One ton asphalt coverage at 1/2 inches thick**

● 1/2″ thickness in feet = 0.5″÷ 12 = 0.0416′

● Yields of one ton asphalt = 13.5 feet

● One ton asphalt coverage in square feet = 13.5÷ 0.0416 = 324 sq ft

● One ton asphalt coverage in square yards = 324 ÷ 9 = 36 sq. yd

**One ton asphalt coverage at 1 inches thick**

● 1″ thickness in feet = 1″÷ 12 = 0.0833′

● Yields of one ton asphalt = 13.5 feet

● One ton asphalt coverage in square feet = 13.5÷ 0.0833 = 162 sq ft

● One ton asphalt coverage in square yards = 162 ÷ 9 = 18 sq. yd.

**One ton asphalt coverage at 1 1/2 inches thick**

● 1 1/2″ thickness in feet = 1.5″÷ 12 = 0.125′

● Yields of one ton asphalt = 13.5 feet

● One ton asphalt coverage in square feet = 13.5÷ 0.125 = 108 sq ft

● One ton asphalt coverage in square yards = 108÷ 9 = 12 sq. yd.

**One ton asphalt coverage at 2 inches thick**

● 2″ thickness in feet = 2″÷ 12 = 0.166′

● Yields of one ton asphalt = 13.5 feet

● One ton asphalt coverage in square feet = 13.5÷ 0.166 = 80 sq ft

● One ton asphalt coverage in square yards = 80÷ 9 = 9 sq. yd.

**One ton asphalt coverage at 2 1/2 inches thick**

● 2 1/2″ thickness in feet = 2.5″÷ 12 = 0.208′

● Yields of one ton asphalt = 13.5 feet

● One ton asphalt coverage in square feet = 13.5÷ 0.208 = 65 sq ft

● One ton asphalt coverage in square yards = 65÷ 9 = 7.2 sq. yd.

**One ton asphalt coverage at 3 inches thick**

● 3″ thickness in feet = 3″÷ 12 = 0.25′

● Yields of one ton asphalt = 13.5 feet

● One ton asphalt coverage in square feet = 13.5÷ 0.25 = 54 sq ft

● One ton asphalt coverage in square yards = 54÷ 9 = 6 sq. yd.

**One ton asphalt coverage at 4 inches thick**

● 4″ thickness in feet = 4″÷ 12 = 0.33′

● Yields of one ton asphalt = 13.5 feet

● One ton asphalt coverage in square feet = 13.5÷ 0.33 = 40 sq ft

● One ton asphalt coverage in square yards = 40÷ 9 = 4.45 sq. yd.

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**Conclusion:**

One ton of asphalt will cover approximately 54 square feet at 3 inches thick, 162 square feet at 1 inch thick, 324 square feet at 1/2 inch thick, 108 square feet at 1 1/2 inch thick, 80 square feet at 2 inches thick, 65 square feet at 2 1/2 inches thick, and 40 square feet at 4 inches thick.