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Aug 3, 2018

Site Drainage


I understand due to privacy you cannot provide a site address for context, so how would you like us to solve the drainage issues on site in regards to the existing landscaping, new home, and new pool design? Are we allowed to lower/raise the FFE of the home, or has that already been set?



Aug 4, 2018

Alex, thanks for the question and I do agree with you that there will need to be some thought put into the drainage solution for this job and overall topography. For the FFE, we want everyone to keep them where they currently are as the “project” is already under construction but you can still make some exterior changes that do not involve the foundation level changing. In the real life project, the walls were actually staged on a timeline so that we could get our machines down to the different levels. Hope this helps and we look forward to seeing your work!

Aug 28, 2018

In our design are we focusing on the pool/patio area or are we designing the entire site around the house (retaining walls, separate garage rear access walk, change grading to fit our design, etc.?

Aug 28, 2018

The site was unique in that you can really utilize 3 different options with how you attack it. 1. Use the upper kitchen area & driveway as the pool area. 2. Use the lower porch area below as the pool area. 3. Use a design that incorporates both spaces together. There is no right or wrong answer, just more so if your design meets the criteria that the clients were wanting. As far as drainage goes, please do not focus a lot of your time on the absolute perfect drainage plan. It needs to make sense and work with the existing grades, but the pool concept and layout is going to be a bigger factor than drainage solutions.

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