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Comparison between Basement and Additional Upper Floor

Comparison between Basement and Additional Upper Floor Construction


Construction of basement and multi storey building is the need of the hour as there is less availability of land and rates of the land are very high. We get additional usable space by constructing either basement or upper floor. 

Comparison for both is given in the table below.
Comparison According to Use

 S. No.  Basement  Upper Floor
 1.  Good for storage specially for heavy items   Not practical for storage
 2.   Used for installation of light machinery or any small manufacturing unit.   Not practical
 3.  Usable for office purpose but there are some ventilation problems   Used for office purpose having no ventilation problem         
 4.   Can not be used for residential purpose   Used as residential purpose

    Comparison According to Construction

 S. No.   Basement  Upper Floor
 1.  Seepage problem from side structure, Leakage in pipe line or sewer line and rainy water may enter in case of heavy rain   No such problem
 2.   Construction of septic tank is necessary for construction of toilet. It is costly and may arise any problem at anytime.  No such problem
 3.  Disposal of excavated material    No such problem
 4.  The safety of adjoining building and their foundation may arise during excavation in built up area    No such problem
 5.  The whole structure may be in danger in case of rise in water level   No such problem

     

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