What do you think of this problem with our foundation?
We're building a 2 story house with a walkout basement. Framing was to begin this week. My husband kept commenting that the house foundation looked like it was down in a hole. I emailed our contact with our builder to ask how things were going. I just heard back, and it turns out they poured our foundation 1 foot too low. Apparently, our plan called for 8 foot basement walls and they dug for a 9 foot walled basement and someone noticed it didn't look right and on checking, it wasn't.
He said they are going to add 1 foot to the foundation so we will now have 9 foot basement walls and it will raise our ground level up to a proper level. He said everything will be fine this way. I trust and like our builder, but since I don't know anything at all about this topic, I thought it would help me to see what the people here think.
Do you think this will be okay? Should I be worried it can't be properly done? Any opinions are welcome. Thanks!