Step Down Footing

On most of the walk-out basements I see the contractor failed to step the footing down so the footing is below the frost line. This free graphic shows a proper step down footing with the more common footing location shown in purple.

Here is an example of a proper step down footing on walk-out basement.


Nice Randy! Thanks!

More great graphics and pics from Randy Mayo!

These will help newer inspectors envision how footings need to stay below the frost line. :smile:

that’s good stuff…

Your graphics are top notch. You should publish a book of these.