# Calculating the amount of material for finishing a basement

Question 11A Guest needs material to finish a room in a basement. The room is square and one wall measures 15'. The height of the room is 8'. There is one door that measures 3' wide and 7' high, and two windows that measure 3' wide and 4' high.

The Guest is covering the walls with 1x6 carsiding (we will say that it covers 5" wide). How many 16' pieces will it take to cover the walls minus the openings?

66-16' pieces

72-16' pieces

85-16' pieces

40-16' pieces

Question 12A Guest needs material to finish a room in a basement. The room is square and one wall measures 15'. The height of the room is 8'. There is one door that measures 3' wide and 7' high, and two windows that measure 3' wide and 4' high.

How many feet of base molding will this Guest need (figure through the door)?

45ft

70ft

60ft

50ft

Question 13A Guest needs material to finish a room in a basement. The room is square and one wall measures 15'. The height of the room is 8'. There is one door that measures 3' wide and 7' high, and two windows that measure 3' wide and 4' high.

The Guest's walls are framed with 2x4's. How many square feet of R-13 roll fiberglass insulation should the Guest buy if he/she wanted to insulate all four walls?

360 square feet

540 square feet

435 square feet

240 square feet

Question 14A Guest needs material to finish a room in a basement. The room is square and one wall measures 15'. The height of the room is 8'. There is one door that measures 3' wide and 7' high, and two windows that measure 3' wide and 4' high.

How many square feet of carpeting would the Guest need?

120 square feet

225 square feet

275 square feet

360 square feet

Question 15Refer to the following description for questions 15-21.

A Guest wants to re-seal a blacktop driveway. The driveway measures 24' wide and 70' long.

If one gallon of driveway sealer covers 125 square feet, how many five-gallon pails will the Guest need to seal the driveway?

2 pails

4 pails

1 pail

3 pails

Question 16After studying the landscape wall, the Guest also wondered what it would cost to put holland pavers down for the driveway. The pavers the Guest would like measure 3"x7". How many would he/she need?

15,450 pavers

11,520 pavers

10,230 pavers

13,540 pavers

Question 17The Guest will also need sand to go under the pavers. The Guest wants it to be 4" thick. How much sand is going to be needed to fill the driveway?

360 cubic feet

480 cubic feet

560 cubic feet

640 cubic feet

Question 18How many 1/2 cubic foot bags of sand would be needed if the Guest wanted to buy bags?

720 bags

1280 bags

1120 bags

960 bags

Question 19The Guest should also have a 6" pea gravel base below the sand. How much pea gravel is needed?

640 cubic feet

840 cubic feet

960 cubic feet

1000 cubic feet

Question 20How many 1/2 cubic foot bags will be needed?

1280 bags

1680 bags

1920 bags

2000 bags

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#### Solution Summary

The amount of materials for finishing a basement is determined. How many 16`pieces it will take to cover the walls minus the openings are determined.