Homeowners have a lot of options for making an outdoor space into a livable and comfortable setting. One popular choice is a patio. Beautiful patios can be made from many different materials. Setting a good base for your patio is important, though, and the first step is to figure out how much sand you are going to need.
Measure the length and width of your patio in feet.
Multiply the length by the width to find the area of your patio in square feet.
Multiply the area by 0.184. This will tell you how many 50-pound bags of sand you need for a 1-inch base of sand.
Multiply the number found in Step 3 by the thickness of sand you want in your base. This new number is how many 50-pound bags of sand you will need for your project. Some contractors recommend a base of sand between 4 and 6 inches thick.