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Renovation to add Exterior Walkout staircase and foundation

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Good Day -NewBee here

Seeking good practices or direction to video that helps with this build.


I wish to use ICF to form an exterior three walls with staircase up to graded landscape from my basement. no over head roof/cover

I have drawing a simple two store house with full basement (8" concrete conventional formed walls) and landscaped back yard so top 3ft of foundation wall is exposed.


Then I went back to add on a 3 sided ICF foundation extension rectangle with poured floor.



  • the auto roof covered the new foundation
  • I deleted roof and the foundation extended to the soffit width of main floor roof.? Can't seem to delete this totally?
  • My landscape grass shows inside of new foundation area?
  • my three walls with footing are only 48" tall. How do i get to "Floor defaults" or "Room" dimension widow to set all three walls to equal or lower than house footing?


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