Use our easy calculators to estimate building materials costs

The first step in estimating building materials costs is determining the exact amount of building materials your project will require. Great Lakes Ready Mix has made it easier to navigate this crucial step by providing several building materials calculators that can help you determine exactly how much concrete you will need* for your project.

The Ready-Mix Calculator

The Ready-Mix Calculator will estimate the volume of concrete or aggregate needed for your project.

To use the calculator:

  • Collect the measurements to the nearest inch
  • Choose the appropriate calculator
  • Input your measurements
  • See the calculated load amount under the ‘Your Project Needs’ heading


* Disclaimer: These concrete volume calculators can be used to help you get the approximate number of cubic yards needed for your project. For more precise estimates please contact our local sales representatives at our locations. You can also submit a request for a concrete quote.

Square or Rectangle Slab

Concrete Footing
Concrete Wall
Concrete Column