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Terrain Elevation Advise

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I am trying to get an idea of how the terrain and position of the home will effect the excavation and site work needs. I have attached a PDF "layout" showing the home with the terrain. The terrain data was obtained using a combination of topo data of a site plan from our designer and elevation points at home outside corners taken by my surveyor. The topo data was provided through USGS maps.

 

The terrain shown is very close to what I experienced walking the site and is shown with the setting of 6" for the subfloor height of the main floor. Would this be the appropriate setting or would you use another section of the home for the terrain base? For example: the garage floor or basement floor.

 

Thanks

Elevation Site Plan Draft-Layout.pdf

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I'm not sure about the specifics of setting the terrain, but looking at the PDF, I would suggest the house is set far too low.

 

You will want the grade sloping away from the front of the house, and pitched so water has a clear path around the house.

 

I would try the house 4, 5 or 6 feet higher. 

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