# Column + Pad Concrete Volume Calculator - Imperial

Calculate the amount of concrete needed for a column and pad using feet and inches as measurements.

Columns need to be supported by a footing. In some cases this can be the same footings that support your foundation walls, but more often or not they will be placed on their own separate footing, also know as a pad. For round columns these pads usually are square.

To calculate the volume for a column plus pad you need the diameter and height of the column plus the length of one of the sides and depth of the pad.

##### Formula used:

V = (pi; * D² ÷ 4 + ( w²*d))*n where V = volume pi = 3.14159..., D = diameter w = pad length d = pad thickness n = number of pad and columns

##### Example calculation

number of pads and columns = 4column diameter = 10" --- height = 4' 8"

pad size = 28" x 28" x 10"

since most of it is in inches convert 4' 8" to inches

Column

3.14159 *10 * 10 ÷ 4 * 56 * 4 = 17592.919 cubic inches

Pad

28 * 28 * 10 * 4 = 31360? cubic inches

Combined total = 17592.919 + 31360 = 48952.919? cubic inches

There are 1728 cubic inches in one cubic foot. Divide the inches by 1728 to convert them to cubic feet. 48952.919 ÷ 1728 = 28.329 . You will need 28.329 cubic feet of concrete to pour these 4 columns and pads

### Concrete Pad - Imperial

#### Calculation

- enter the number of columns and pads required
- diameter of the column in inches
- square pad size in feet and inches
- depth of pad

#### Results

- lineal feet of forming tube for the column(s) (rounded up)
- forming material for the pads, lineal feet (rounded up)
- amount of concrete needed in cubic feet
- concrete needed in cubic yards
- concrete needed in cubic metres

### When Ordering Concrete

This concrete calculator will help you in estimating the amount of concrete needed for your project. The amount given as needed, does not include any waste. It is recommended, depending on the job you are doing, to add anywhere from an extra 4% to 10% to your concrete order to make sure you have enough concrete to finish the job. Ask when ordering the concrete. They will be able to give you a good idea of what is needed.##### Imperial

Complete FoundationColumns

Column + Pad

Footings

Footing + Wall

Foundation Wall

Pads

Rectangle Post + Pad

Slabs

Stairs

Stairs - Round

##### Metric

Complete FoundationColumns

Column + Pad

Footings

Footing + Wall

Foundation Wall

Pads

Rectangle Post + Pad

Slabs

Stairs

Stairs - Round

##### Shapes using Imperial & Metric Measurements

CircleCircle - Metric

Donut

Donut - Metric

Equilateral Triangle

Octagon

Oval

Pentagon

Scalene Triangle

Trapazoid

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