Monday, February 12, 2007

Imperial Walker

This is a detail I sketched up of how the foundation will likely be designed. It is an engineered, loan-conforming foundation which should outlast the house.

Since we're not doing a walk-out basement and we're on a steep slope, we had to work carefully to not have a 10 foot high wall of dirt behind the house or the front of the house hovering 10 feet off the ground. This was a happy medium.

It doesn't have to be a vertical wall, for a little more money it could be contoured and covered with meadow grasses & wildflowers or sloped and covered with rip rap or river rocks. Rock garden?

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