Question for those who have walkout basements: Did you get full poured foundation walls in the back, or was it just a partial wall with studs/framing above grade? We had a few short-looking frames in the hole yesterday, and I thought we were getting full concrete walls in the back, but I wasn't sure. I'm sure things may be different based on what state and region the build is in (since each region seems to be its own governing body at RH - it's like a bunch of state governments).
And let me just take this moment to say that I am totally jealous of all of you who were building in the warmer months and/or pre-daylight savings. It was raining, cold, and dark yesterday evening when we drove out to the lot after work. Most of the pics below were an attempt to take photos with my phone in the dark. Yeah, it worked well. At least the husband has flexible work hours most days, and he can run out there during the daylight to see what's happening.
|Here's a pic from the daytime - thanks to the husband.|
|Spooky hole at night with foundation forms.|
|See how some are tall, some are medium height, and some are short? |
Did anyone else have this variation in size?
We are supposed to have the foundation poured sometime later this week. The lumber is still scheduled for Wednesday next week, but the PM had forgotten that it was Thanksgiving next week (I'm sure he has a lot going on right now). So we're still assuming that it'll sit over the long weekend, which is fine with us. I don't get the Friday after Thanksgiving off - in fact, neither of us have gotten it off since we were in school (at least, not without using a vacation day), so we totally understand giving time off for the workers. It's what we would want as well.