Enter the total density of the concrete and the total height of the concrete column into the calculator to determine the concrete pressure.

Concrete Pressure Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the pressure exerted by a concrete column.

CP = D * H

  • Where CP is the concrete pressure (pounds/square foot)
  • D is the density of the concrete (pounds/cubic foot)
    • Standard concrete has a rough density of 150 lbs/ft^3
  • H is the height of the concrete column (feet)

To calculate the concrete pressure, multiply the density of the concrete by the height of the concrete pour.

What is Concrete Pressure?


Concrete pressure is a measure of the total force per unit area that a column of uniform concrete exerts on the surface below it.

How to calculate Concrete Pressure?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines how to calculate a concrete pressure.

First, determine the density of the concrete. In this example, we will use a standard density of 150 lbs/ft^3.

Next, determine the height of the concrete. The column of concrete in this example has a height of 5 feet.

Finally, calculate the concrete pressure using the formula above:

CP = D * H

CP = 5*150

CP = 750 lbs/ft^2