Enter the ultimate bearing capacity and the factor of safety into the Soil Bearing Capacity Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Soil Bearing Capacity.

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## Soil Bearing Capacity Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Soil Bearing Capacity.

SBC = UBC / FS

Variables:

- SBC is the Soil Bearing Capacity (lb/ft^2 of allowable bearing capacity)
- UBC is the ultimate bearing capacity (lb/ft^2)
- FS is the factor of safety

To calculate the soil bearing capacity, divide the ultimate bearing capacity by the factor of safety.

## How to Calculate Soil Bearing Capacity?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Soil Bearing Capacity.

- First, determine the ultimate bearing capacity (lb/ft^2).
- Next, determine the factor of safety.
- Next, gather the formula from above = SBC = UBC / FS.
- Finally, calculate the Soil Bearing Capacity.
- 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.

ultimate bearing capacity (lb/ft^2) = 1,000

factor of safety = 2

SBC = UBC / FS** **= ?