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. The portfolio selections reflect proposed layouts that are reflected in square footage calculations. Basements may be added to most portfolio plans with consideration for the stairway location.
We offer a series of standard plans featuring basement garages. Our portfolio includes those featured here as well as other basement designs with elevator option included in the design, which may be included or omitted in lieu of storage space.