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Abdul Raees
( 3 posts )

[18 Replies]
Me & my family wanted to buy a decent 5-7 marla house in bt ,i came to know after research that the soil in bt-r is causing large scale cracks visible on homes,some houses have cracks on different parts of the interior as well exterior.

We visited many homes where cracks were starting on top floor and all the way down to the foundations of the house,hence my father rejected to buy a house in rawalpindi.

Does anybody know why this is happening?

As you may know on north side of the eiffel tower ,safari villas are completely damaged and one whole block looks like being struck by an earthquake.



Seeing all this we didn't make up our mind to invest in bahria town rawalpindi,what is your opinion?

    538 days ago In Property Evaluation
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    Naeem
    (144 posts)
    Though Bahria town officials force people to take extreme precautions on building on earth filled land, still it can never match the bearing capacity of the natural land. The filling is the reason and risk always stays there.

    Sir why are you just considering just Bahria town there are lot more places to invest.
      538 days ago 

      Nadeem Ahmed
      (4323 posts)
      Dear Abdul Raees,

      Why you focus on Safari villas?Nobody like to purchase 8 marla villas because 75% with cracks?Yes there is cracks even some area of Rafi block but these all are old houses.

      There is two reasons filling and last earthquake.Now Bahria and consultant are strict about sand test report and excavation of foundation.They can't compromise with foundation.This is the reason builders and investors are avoid filling area because more expenditure once you start construction in filling plot.

      If you like to purchase house then focus on solid land houses.If you like to purchase 5 marla then Ali block,E-1, 7 marla Abu Bakar or Ali or Usman block 10 marla B,C,D,F-1 or Overseas 4 or 6.The better way purchase plot at solid land and construct yourself.

      Regards
        538 days ago 

        Million$$$
        (436 posts)
        More than 90% area in phase 8 has filling
          537 days ago 

          Abdul Raees
          (3 posts)
          What is filling?

          anyone know the total cost of building 6 to 7 marla house in bahria town?
            537 days ago 

            JDM
            (666 posts)
            Bahria Town RWP/ISB always has filling issues. Phase-8 is still ok while Bahria Enclave is the worst among all.
              537 days ago 

              Shah
              (1 post)
              A.o.a, we have recently constructed our house in bahria town phase 8 . Wall cracks are appearing in our house as before our shifting .

              Does any body guide us that why it is happening and about its solution???
                81 days ago 

                Abdul Qayyum
                (1893 posts)
                Now it is almost impossible to avoid Bahria standards and end up having cracks in building.

                We recently worked in Usman block (02 units side by side) and no problem, Al-Hamdolillah.

                Constructing in "E" block and no problem whatsoever.

                Just started a commercial in Overseas-5. Will see how it goes.

                I think people save money in foundations and end up with problems.

                Having said that, construction in Bahria phase-8 cost like fortune now.
                  80 days ago 

                  Imtiaz
                  (1084 posts)
                  BT construction standards are good (they have to enforce as it becomes mandatory for them to somehow hide and compensate for their filled/fabricated land). The compliance and money they make doesn't justify the structural strength and in most cases that happens to be the soil/land underneath the structure....

                  Had personal experience in P-8 Umer Block. Once the crack start to appear underneath the ceiling, there is no going back, unless some drastic measures are taken...

                  No t so long ago, the unfortunate Plaza in BT LHR:

                  https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2018/05/07/plaza-collapses-in-lahores-bahria-town/
                    80 days ago 

                    Abdul Qayyum
                    (1893 posts)
                    I think the safest way is to make basement and must not save steel in the foundations.



                    Now you have to make full thick concrete bed of heavy steel

                    Regarding enforcing BT laws, I think since it is in the house owner benefit, foundation must go by book in order to avoid any structural defects.
                      80 days ago 

                      Rauf Khan
                      (55 posts)
                      A really informative discussion. Thanks to Abdul Raees for raising this issue and to the property Gurus and experts for their most insightful advice.
                        80 days ago 

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