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Sunday, January 22, 2017


Stepped Foundation & Walkout Basement

This past week when reviewing the scope of work with Mike Brown Construction LLC for the Oakley Home 2.0 @ 3874 Isabella project, it was decided to modify the finished basement design to become a walkout. Some of the changes associated with this modification include the introduction of a stepped foundation that 'steps down' with the change in grade, the addition of a glass sliding door to replace what was previously a slider window, and a new exterior frost footer, slab and retaining walls outside the sliding door. I also learned that with the fall in the topography from the front of the lot to the back of the lot, that a sump pump is not required as the foundation drain can simply run to daylight near the rear of the lot.