# Plinth beam height | plinth level | natural ground level

The plinth beam height is the distance between the natural ground level and the plinth level of a building. The plinth level is the finished ground level of the building, and the plinth beam provides support to the walls above it. The difference between the plinth level and natural ground level determines the plinth beam height, which helps in preventing soil erosion and protects the structure from external factors

Hi guys in this article we know about plinth beam height from ground level, what is plinth level, what is plinth beam and plinth beam height from footing.

The Beam which are provided at the plinth level for connecting all the column is known as plinth beam. It is Load bearing structure resist the load acting By wall and incoming load from superstructure, evenly distributed all the coming load to the foundation it can also prevent the column support from buckling.

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What is Plinth beam?:– The plinth beam is made of reinforced concrete beam built between the wall for connecting all the column and its foundation. It is provided to prevent the extension or cracking of the foundation cracks in the wall and buckling of column above. It evenly distribute the load from the wall to the foundation.

Ground level used to refer level of building that is at Street/ ground level or road and natural ground level is level of ground where any Earth excavation or filling has been carried out and height of natural ground level is measured from mean sea level.

What is plinth level?:- this is level above natural ground level where soil filling and levelling of building construction has been carried out. At plinth level plinth beam is provided for connecting all the column support and its Foundation.

Plinth level height:- Plinth level height refer to distance between top of soil filling and leveled of Earth surface from natural ground level. Generally it is kept as 1 feet to 2 feet (300mm to 600mm) height from ground level.

Standard height of plinth level is about 1.5feet (450mm) high from ground level for residential building and about 2feet (600mm) standard height taken for commercial building.

Plinth beam height:- this height refer as the height of beam provided at plinth level from natural ground level for connecting all the column support and load resist structure of superstructure. Generally plinth beam height is taken as 1 feet to 2 feet (300mm to 600mm) height from ground level.

Standard height of plinth beam is about 1.5feet (450mm) high from ground level for residential building and about 2feet (600mm) standard height taken for commercial building.

## Plinth beam height | plinth level | natural ground level

When we start our project for building construction first we make Earth excavation after providing Foundation footing and column support, above the natural ground surface we fill the soil and leveling all the surface after levelling you provide plinth beam. There is a choice of taking plinth beam height from ground level either it will be taken as 1.5 feet or 2 feet, it all depends on Mother Earth condition where will live and up and down elevated level of earth surface.

NGL and GL:- The level of the ground before any excavation or filling has been carried out is referred to as the ‘natural ground level’ (NGL), whereas ‘finished ground level’ (GL) is when it has been ‘finished’ with paving stones, asphalt, landscaped grass, and so on.

What is the height of plinth level? Plinth beam is provided at plinth level connecting all the column support. Standard height of plinth level is about 1.5feet (450mm) high from ground level for residential building and about 2feet (600mm) standard height taken for commercial building.

Plinth beam height from ground level:- this height refer as the height of beam provided at plinth level from natural ground level for connecting all the column support and load resist structure of superstructure. Generally plinth beam height is taken as 1 feet to 2 feet (300mm to 600mm) height from ground level.

What should be average height of plinth? Plinth beam is provided at the plinth level above the natural ground surface where soil filling and labelling for building construction has been completed. Average height of plinth beam is kept about 1.5 feet (400mm) high from ground level.

Maximum height of plinth level:- Plinth beam is provided at the plinth level above the natural ground surface where soil filling and labelling for building construction has been completed. Maximum height of plinth beam is kept about 2 feet (600mm) high from ground level for residential and commercial building. it all depends on elevated and down surface of Mother Earth.

Minimum height of plinth level:- Plinth beam is provided at the plinth level above the natural ground surface where soil filling and labelling for building construction has been completed. Minimum height of plinth beam is kept about 1 feet (300mm) high from ground level for residential and commercial building. it all depends on elevated and down surface of Mother Earth.

Plinth beam height from footing:- generally excavated Trench is about 5 feet deep below ground level for residential building with good soil bearing capacity and footing is 1 to 1.5 feet height, so footing height upto top of ground level is 5-1.5=3.5feet high. And plinth beam height above natural ground level is about 1.5 feet, plinth beam height from footing = 3.5+1.5=5feet, so plinth beam height from footing is kept around 5 feet (1500mm).