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?

Definition:

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