Berm Volume Calculator

A berm is a flat strip of land, raised bank, or terrace bordering a river or canal. Do you want to calculate the volume of a berm for your for construction and landscaping projects? The Berm Volume Calculator can make this process easy.

For calculation enter berm base (in), height (in), length (in) as input into the calculator, It will display berm volume. For advance level calculation enter slope (in/in) along with berm base, height into the calculator, it will display berm volume with slope.

Berm Volume Calculator

Enter any 2 values to calculate the missing variable

Berm Volume Calculation tool

What Is Berm Volume?

Berm volume is the space or capacity within a berm, which is an artificial ridge or raised bank usually made of earth. It can be calculated to find out how much material is needed for building or landscaping projects to make sure the berm is the right size and shape. The berm volume helps with planning the project and using resources correctly.

How to Use the Berm Volume Calculator

  1. Basic Calculator:

    • Input any two values (base, height, or length).
    • The calculator will compute the missing value.
  2. Advanced Calculator:

    • Input values for base, height, length, and slope.
    • The calculator will determine the berm volume considering the slope.

How to Calculate Berm Volume


BV=12×B×H×L\text{BV} = \frac{1}{2} \times B \times H \times L

BV  Berm Volume (in³)
B  Berm base (in)
H  Height (in)
L  Length (in)

Example Calculations

1. Basic Example

Berm Base (in) Height (in) Length (in) Berm Volume (in³)
10 5 20 500


  • Base = 10 in
  • Height = 5 in
  • Length = 20 in

Using the formula:

BV=12×10×5×20=500 in3\text{BV} = \frac{1}{2} \times 10 \times 5 \times 20 = 500 \text{ in}^3

2. Advanced Example

Berm Base (in) Height (in) Length (in) Slope (in/in) Berm Volume with Slope (in³)
10 5 20 2 1500


  • Base = 10 in
  • Height = 5 in
  • Length = 20 in
  • Slope = 2 in/in

Using the formula:

Effective Base=Base+2×Height×Slope\text{Effective Base} = \text{Base} + 2 \times \text{Height} \times \text{Slope}

Effective Base=10+2×5×2=30\text{Effective Base} = 10 + 2 \times 5 \times 2 = 30

BV with Slope=12×30×5×20=1500 in3\text{BV with Slope} = \frac{1}{2} \times 30 \times 5 \times 20 = 1500 \text{ in}^3


What is a berm?

A berm is a raised barrier or bank of earth, often used for defense, landscaping, or erosion control.

Why use a berm volume calculator?

It gives precise measurements needed for construction and landscaping, ensuring the right amount of material is used.

Is it possible to deal with irregular berm shapes?

The calculator expects a simple triangular cross-section. More complex calculations are needed for irregular shapes.

The berm volume calculator is a helpful tool for those persons who are involved in construction or landscaping. I hope you found this tool helpful for your project, please do not hesitate to leave your feedback in the comment section.

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