# leindesign.ca

## designing landscapes & apps that make your work (and life) easier

###### Why Did We Develop This App:
Too many folks, have a difficult time remembering industry standard formulas and conversions when it comes time to calculate materials.

Mistakes can be made when:

1. Estimators forget to convert inches to feet when used in formulas. Imagine using 6" when the formula required you to convert the inch to feet first. You'd be way off on your estimate as the formula used 6" when in fact it should have been .5'

2. Estimators forget the constant numbers used to convert cubic feet to cubic yards. Many times it's hard to remember do I use 9 as a constant (when converting area calculations) or 27 (when converting volume calculations). Sometimes it becomes even more confusing, if you don't actually need to perform a conversion but you do.

3. Estimators forget to include a % of extra material to account for compaction factors or waste material. By not including the extra % required, you'll find yourself short of material on the job.

###### Starting The App:
When you first open the app, you will be presented with three important calculating options. Depending on the method of calculation you wish to use, our app will determine which calculator type will be called up for use.

We designed our app to accommodate the different ways folks measure. Some like to measure an area by length & width, while others will have already determined the area and may not remember the actual length & width measurements.

###### Methods Used To Determine Answers:
All industry acceptable methods of determining answers, equations and quantity takeoffs are used in calculating proper answers.

Our app is unique as we allow you to adjust certain formulas with custom data. Don't worry we only allow this when needed and indicate so, in the calculator interface.

As an example, if you are using a non-standard roll of sod, we allow you to input the length & width of your roll of sod, before continuing with the answer.

If you're trying to find out how much mulch you require, we allow you to select which way your going to purchase it. i.e. cubic yards or bags. As well, we allow you to input the depth of mulch, and the size of the bag!