What are Bearing Capacity Values of Different Types of Soil?QuestionWhat are the bearing capacity values of different types of soils such as clay, sand, gravel, rocks etc.? solved 0 Foundation Civil Engineer 4 weeks 3 AnswersSHARE Facebook Twitter Answers ( 3 ) Gopal Mishra Nov 18, 2017 at 13:39Following table shows maximum bearing capacity values of different types of soils:Types of SoilBearing Capacity (Kg/m2)Bearing Capacity (kN/m2)Soft, wet clay or muddy clay500050Soft clay10000100Fine, loose and dry sand10000100Black cotton soil15000150Moist clay and sand clay Mixture15000150Loose gravel25000250Medium clay25000250Medium, compact and dry sand25000250Compact clay45000450Compact sand45000450Compact gravel45000450Soft rocks45000450Laminated rock such as sand stone & Lime stone1650001650Hard rocks such as granite, diorite, trap3300003300Bearing capacity of soil is the maximum load per unit area. This is the ultimate bearing capacity of soil shown in table. Dividing the ultimate soil bearing capacity by a safety factor we get the maximum safe bearing capacity of soil for design of foundations.Best answer Giuseppe Pace Nov 20, 2017 at 15:41Review the Gopal first column, it’s wrong, the correct value must be: the tabla value divided by 10000 Gopal Mishra Nov 28, 2017 at 20:36@Giuseppe Pace1 kg = 10 N, so, 1000 N = 100 kg = 1 kN. So, value of column 2 is divided by 100 to obtain value in kN/m2.Leave an answerYou must login or register to add a new answer .Related questionsMovement of Groundwater and its Effects on Foundation DesignWhat is Timbering of Foundation Trenches?