On Tuesday of this week we started excavation on an addition to a home we constructed about 7 years ago. At the time the home was designed the owners were considering this room and deck, but decided to hold off on the work. We constructed the home without it, but they really wanted the amenities to enjoy the outdoor area around their home. They worked with the original architect for the home and came up with a plan slightly different from their original plan.
A room like this needs a foundation for proper support, but the owners didn’t need a full basement. The site also slopes quite a bit so we lowered the foundation to provide protection from frost. This allowed us to create a foundation with an area under it for storage. This will create a good area for off season storage of outdoor furniture and other items typically kept on the deck during nice weather.