apn_gideon

concrete pad placement/foundation(?)

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Good Afternoon,

 

I am trying to create covered walk-out concrete patios at the front and back of this house. The owner wants to be able to just walk out the door right onto the concrete pad - without any stairs. I could build the terrain, but then I'd cover the siding on the house...I'm not sure what I need to correct in my settings in order to have the patio at ground level (as it appears to be?) and *also* have the rest of the house at that level.

 

I'm just learning the software and would appreciate any help!

 

thanks

 

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Is your foundation correct -- stemwall?

 

Try Hang 1st Floor Platform Inside Foundation Walls.

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That didn't seem to work - at least from the outside everything still looks the same. Part of my trouble is that I'm a layperson and I don't know the language I should be using to search in self-help resources. Believe me, I've thoroughly searched the software Help sections. I've searched this forum, as well as the online help resources. I'm sure I've been where the answer is, but I wouldn't necessarily know it if I saw it! I'll keep trying ;o)

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This shows what you have (default settings).

 

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And with the setting I suggested above.

 

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Make sure the foundation is rebuilding or you may not see a change.

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Making progress! You can see on the rear picture that it worked, but not the front. This process also seems to have created a few new issues with foundation heights. All foundations need to be 24", with the garage slab sitting at the top of the stem wall. I've played around with this all day so I'm sure that I've changed specs *somewhere* that are causing the current issues...

 

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Can foundation wall height only be changed by selecting an entire room? I have rebuild foundations on and have specified the foundation at 25 1/2" (including sill) - but that short foundation wall in the front will not change. Also, I'm not sure what to do with garage to make it match the house, since it's a slab.

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