Basement Plans

Old 10-16-04, 08:50 PM
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Basement Plans

We are planning to start our basement in the next months. I plan to obtain permits from our city and part of the application is to submit building plans. I haven't asked the city inspector yet, but I was curious if "professional" plans (i.e., developed on software) are usually required or would plans hand-drawn on graph paper, etc. is acceptable?
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Basement plans

Hand-drawn plans should be acceptable.
Old 10-20-04, 05:41 PM
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I think the quality of the drawing required will depend on the city/county where you live, but I don't think they have anything against hand drawn plans. They just want them to be clear, accurate and reasonably professional. They are not judging your drawing itself, but they are looking at the building you are drawing.

In addition to the general layout and dimensions of your basement they will probably want to see things like footings (size and material), drainage lines, waterproofing, wall construction (poured concrete, pre-cast, cement block...)...

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