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Inadvertent Stepped Wall - Foundation

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Something I noticed well into my design; a stepped floor showed up when I was reviewing things in 3D mode. Not sure when or how this occurred, and the step looks to be just a few inches. I also do not see any effect in other views.

 

  • How might have this have happened?
  • How can I fix this with out effecting my design?

Don Neil

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Please upload your plan file -- just attach it like an image. Make sure it's not open in Home Designer. Click "More Reply Options",

 

Also, for everyones convenience, you can add your title (Suite, Pro etc) and version (10, 2015 etc) to your signature by clicking on your user name at the top right of the page, click My Settings, then Signature on the left. This info is important as answers often depend on it.

 

There are some really good videos on YouTube and there is the Knowledge Base with how to on many issues.

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Thanks for your quick reply.

 

I have attached a zip file of my plan - hope someone can offer suggestions/solution.

Don Neil

Designer Pro 2016

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After you upload a file you must also click on "Attach File", otherwise nothing, useful then happens.

 

DJP

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If you look in 3D at the bottom of the slab/foundation, you'll see a very slight step. Also in floor plan on level 0, there is an "S" showing the location. It's so slight I didn't notice the problem until I started creating a patio at the back on the design on the lower level. May not be in the attached plan though.

It's so slight, that I'll live with it assumong no easy fix. But knowing the cause may help me with future designs.

Thanks!

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The step was obvious, just wanted to make sure it was the one you were referring to. Sometimes it's difficult to tell what is supposed to be and what isn't.

 

I'm not sure what is causing this, but when I rebuild the foundation, it goes away.

 

I would have approached this differently. I imagine you need stemwalls and footings there in Ohio, and would have used level 0 for these. level 1 would have been your level 0, and so on. This would allow rebuilding the foundation level without affecting what is above.

 

Draw in your own concrete walls as needed on level 1. You could then use Pony Walls to create a step in the concrete wall to match the grade.

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Is a footing 48" below ground level needed at a basement walk-out?

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That sounds like the Frost depth for Ohio to me Jo. , so a minimum for Code , could be way deeper too if not a Daylight Basement .

 

 

M.

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Thanks to all for comments.  The fix I employed worked, but will need to rebuild the interior walls and modify a portion of the exterior walls.

 

The home is being built in Alabama, so frost depth is not the issue. What is, is me being new to this and the program.

 

We had our home designed by a pro, but I've been taking the line drawings and converting them to this program for 3D purposes, material estimates and to make minor alterations. I suggested the architectural version for future work, since he was working with a program that provides the detail.

 

This has been an on going learning process and hobby, but helpful to some of the detail for our new home.

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