Enter the pile volume (ft^3) and the pile density (lb/ft^3) into the Pile Weight Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Pile Weight. 

Pile Weight Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Pile Weight.

PW = PV * PD


  • PW is the Pile Weight (lbs)
  • PV is the pile volume (ft^3) 
  • PD is the pile density (lb/ft^3) 

How to Calculate Pile Weight?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Pile Weight.

  1. First, determine the pile volume (ft^3). 
  2. Next, determine the pile density (lb/ft^3). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = PW = PV * PD.
  4. Finally, calculate the Pile Weight.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

pile volume (ft^3) = 10

pile density (lb/ft^3) = 12

PW = PV * PD = ?