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- Arnoldo Plotkin, Staff Member
hi guys my favorite project is behind me and it costs 2 million this house was a difficult project because it was built on a steep slope it is a representation of a long history of hard ideas failures creativity and success there are a lot of challenges and benefits to building a house on a slope i'm going to tell you all about them in this video we knew from the beginning that constructing a basement for this kind of house would be a very complicated process that couldn't be done all at once the step-by-step joints can be seen on the columns and walls behind me here's the reason why we did that this was because every step required new measurements of sizes and heights as well as a very slow and steady pouring of concrete because of the large size of the wall so we poured it in several stages yesterday i was meeting with clients and they said that in all their lives in austin they have never seen so much concrete in a residential building when we completed the project and got the structured drawings we sent them out to 92 organizations as a result we got only two replies many contractors who visited this object and saw its landscape refused to do it because of its complexity of course i understand them as it is much easier to build three slabs on a flat plot than this complex construction anyway we managed to find the interested team and got involved in the project so we went on together step by step including our work on the drawings it was a three-way approach we should start with the garage basement it was the starting point that allowed us to calculate every floor's elevation and end up at the final point on the top it is vital to construct the basement eight inches higher than the ground when building on a slope the basement must be eight inches taller than the ground at pickpoint the garage would either be on too high a level thus causing a big angle of the driveway or the ground level had to be lowered to compromise between the top and bottom lines we had to arrange our calculations i even had to order the drawings 3d visualization to see how much ground level would be lowered or heightened to get the right basement level this visualization gave our contractor and us the understanding so that they could complete the project based on the drawings and the visualization this is called a multi-move because we had to do a lot of things at the same time the first thing we did was remove soil then we completed the form when we were done we put the rebar in the form and then poured the concrete after that we repeated all of these steps again and added plumbing to fix all the pipes and passed the inspection so we could move on to get through all of these stages at once we broke them up into several steps a lot of the systems were inside the wall so they had to fix them before they could add a sewer pipe for example care had to be taken at each step of the multimove one thing i wanted to work on is making sure the frame heights matched up with the basement our mistake with it meant we had to fix it in another house for this house we made sure the joint worked well i mean that the basement and retaining wall's height should be the same as the first floor frame's height how might we do that after we put in the concrete we made the frame this is how it worked so we fixed the frame then the builders built the second floor you may see that a retaining wall is a simple line on the drawing that you can make with just a few lines when you pour it that's it but it's not so simple the 18 foot high wall about 6 meters needed drainage and waterproofing we made it so long to help the water flow away from the wall when it is coming down from the slope this is important to have as water runs through it the french drainage pipe takes it and sends it to one side the waterproofing stops the water from getting through the wall and into the house itself another thing to note is that the one foot wall also stops the water from getting inside an element that i think is a good thing in the home we may utilize pure and elegant concrete walls as a design feature we're not going to cover this retaining wall with drywall and we're not going to paint it the concrete style with the fixings was so beautiful that it made me want to keep it as part of the loft style look it will make this house's interior design look better the wall will go all the way down the hall from the start to the end so the owner can see all the work that went into this house every time he goes by the basement portion of the project's cost and conditions are the most startling a first slab can be done in one month however this one took three months a typical basement construction cost between twenty to thirty thousand dollars with a maximum cost of fifty thousand dollars this project on the other hand cost around a hundred and forty thousand dollars with a projected cost of one hundred and ten thousand dollars why spend so much money building on a slope when you can buy a flat spot and build faster and cheaper the answer is behind me the best views you can get are from a house on a slope just imagine that you wake up every day and go into your living area to see this beautiful scene from the window right or in the evening you can sit in front of your fireplace near the windows and light a nice fire we'll have an oval fireplace with a hanging chimney so you can sit near it and look at this view it's fun to think about how cool it was to build on a slope how much money time and effort you spent and how beautiful this view is every night when you build your dream home the view and the way you feel are worth it when you build your house on a slope you get even more benefits than the great views there are a lot of ways to divide your home like by floors and by shifting floors people can completely separate their living space or bedroom from their kids room this way so you can't hear the noise of kids and dogs having some fun people might be on a lower level because your house is on a slope so it has separate zones for the floors that have been shifted another big benefit of having a house built on a slope is how it looks inside you can use rocks that are already in the ground a cliff is an example of where you can get a lot of rocks to make a unique design you can also plant trees flowers and grass there we try to save all the trees to make a unique landscape design with the trees and stones if you build a house on a slope you must choose between two types of driveways assume you live higher than the road in this scenario pay attention to the slope angle and your positioning like in front of the garage i suggest a level area in front of the garage then a slope second if your house stands lower than the road assume responsibility for the water stream withdrawal system if the water stream goes down the driveway or home create the drainage system immediately in front of the garage doors then the water will flow away a drainage system is unnecessary in this property because a driveway is opposite however due to the steep slope we will be building a level space to allow automobiles to park directly in
Thanks rainavasl your participation is very much appreciated
- Arnoldo Plotkin
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I've studied political sociology at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and I am an expert in public safety. I usually feel tired. My previous job was bus boy / bus girl I held this position for 24 years, I love talking about handball and journaling. Huge fan of Jim Parsons I practice gymnastics: rhythmic and collect pin-back buttons.
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