Difference between Basement and Additional Upper Floor

A basement refers to a floor of a building that is partially or completely underneath the building’s ground floor. To have a basement, the foundation has to be deep. These floors are usually used to provide space for furnaces, breaker panels, water heaters, fuse boxes and air conditioning for the building. In some building, the basement is used as a car park. If the basement is in a house, it can be turned into a living space it the windows are above ground level.

An additional upper floor refers to a level of the house that is added to the existing house. The floor is usually added to provide more living space for an office or bedrooms.
The main difference between these two is that the basement is usually constructed when the rest of the house is being built while the additional upper floor is added on the original structure.

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