## Aggregate Base Density Data - Earthwork/grading .

Jun 09, 2005 · A common practice of industry professionals is to divide TONS by (2) to get CY. Dividing TONS by (2) to get CY assumes that the in place aggregate will have a density of 148 lb/ft^3. However, a differential of a couple of units (148 vs 165) makes a big difference in cost on big projects.