Enter the total building footprint (ft^2) and the total lot area (ft^2) into the Coverage Area Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Coverage Area.

## Coverage Area Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Coverage Area.

CA = F/LA * 100
• Where CA is the Coverage Area (%)
• F is the total building footprint (ft^2)
• LA is the total lot area (ft^2)

To calculate the coverage area, divide the total building footprint by the total lot area.

## How to Calculate Coverage Area?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Coverage Area.

Example Problem #1:

1. First, determine the total building footprint (ft^2).
• The total building footprint (ft^2) is given as: 1000.
2. Next, determine the total lot area (ft^2).
• The total lot area (ft^2) is provided as: 2000.
3. Finally, calculate the Coverage Area using the equation above:

CA = F/LA * 100

The values provided above are inserted into the equation below and computed.

CA = 1000/2000 * 100 = 50.00 (%)

Example Problem #2:

For this problem, the variables required are provided below:

total building footprint (ft^2) = 1500

total lot area (ft^2) = 3500