Basement foundations are often specified on sloped lots where the additional floorspace is desirable. They provide maximum use of the available footprint and can house garages, utilities, laundry areas, or can be further improved to include living space. With basements certain conditions must be considered, as in the location of utilities such as sewer height. Water does not flow uphill. Several factors including lot slope will influence the final layout of the basement, primarily the location of the front wall below grade.
We offer a series of standard plans featuring elevators, with and without basements. The basement plans may be built on a conventional foundation for no additional charge. If the elevator is not desired the space may be used for dumbwaiters or simply as storage space. Our portfolio includes those featured here as well as other basement designs without elevator option included in the design.