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patio plan in addition plans?

Posted by lyvia (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 6, 10 at 18:32

Hi. I have a design build firm doing addition plans, but the architect is reluctant (blows me off?) when I describe what I want outside. The lot has huge drainage issues, where the hill drains past the kitchen. The grade drops three feet alongside the house. We have a wooden fence and an ugly square non-aligned cement patio there. Can I insist on a plan for that area? Or should I just wait and see a landscaper? It's a big addition already, but I wanted a plan for the hardscape.
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RE: patio plan in addition plans?

You could probably wait....as long as the foundation wall is taller than ground level at all points. I saw an addition where the finished floor and exterior door was level (!) with the flat ground outside. Huge mistake! They get water inside from time to time, not to mention added pest issues, etc.


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