Newbie knee wall foundation


Recommended Posts

Hi Designer Wizards,

 

I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction.

 

I am using the Home Designer Suite (Trial at the moment until the huge 50% off cyber sale??? OK maybe not ;)). Anyway, I am interested in doing a basement finishing project. The house is a split entry mostly above grade with a concrete foundation knee wall (not stepped) all the way around with framed exterior walls above with windows etc. Part of the basement is the garage...this is a typical 70's split. I cannot find any information on how to construct a knee wall as described above. Ultimately, the foundation knee wall will have an insulated, framed half wall built in front of it.

 

Any information is appreciated.

 

Thanks!

Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't think that Suite has pony walls.

Your finished basement will have a full foundation wall, not a knee wall.

 

Type 'Split level structure' in the forum search box, and also in the knowledge base search box, for more info and suggestions for this type of structure.

Posting a jpeg pic of the house will help others to help you with more specific problems.

You will need to do some 'work-arounds' to get the desired look that you want.

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, R-I-C-K said:

Any information is appreciated.

Only Architectural and above have the "Pony-Wall" Feature you need to show a foundation wall that has concrete on the bottom and frame wall on top (Like Jp_Ann said). If you wish to step the foundation as well, you can skip Architectural and go with Home Designer Pro that also has the ability to pony-wall and STEP foundation walls.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

DJP

Link to post
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now