Square feet (ft²) measures area, while cubic yards (yd³) measure volume. When dealing with construction or landscaping materials like soil or mulch, cubic yards are often used to express volume.

## Conversion Example:

Consider a rectangular plot, 9 feet long and 6 feet wide. The area (ft²) is calculated as length times width (9 ft × 6 ft = 54 ft²). If the plot is dug to a depth of 6 inches (0.5 ft), the volume (ft³) is calculated as area times depth (54 ft² × 0.5 ft = 27 ft³). Since 1 yard equals 3 feet, 27 ft³ is equivalent to 1 yd³.

## Conversion Steps:

To convert square feet to cubic yards:

1. Determine area in square feet using appropriate formulas.
2. Measure depth/height in feet.
3. Multiply area and depth to get volume in cubic feet.
4. Divide volume in cubic feet by 27 to obtain volume in cubic yards.

## Using Square Feet to Cubic Yards Calculator:

1. Enter surface area in square feet.
2. Input depth/height (choose units from the drop-down menu).
3. The calculator provides volume in cubic yards.

## FAQ:

• What is a cubic yard?
• A cubic yard is the volume of a cube with each side measuring one yard.
• How to convert square feet to cubic yards?
• Find area in square feet, measure depth, multiply, and divide by 27.
• How to convert cubic yards to square feet?
• Multiply volume in cubic yards by 27, then divide by depth/height in feet.
• How many cubic feet in a cubic yard?
• 27 cubic feet in a cubic yard (1 yard = 3 feet cubed).