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Create brick ledge in garage foundation

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I am trying to keep my foundation stem wall up 12" above the garage floor, and create a brick ledge on the outside to drop the brick down about 20 inches, and keep the brick cut out below the garage door and the side door.  I tried creating a pony wall in the foundation, and this seems to eliminate the cutouts and has results that leave brick showing on the outside and an offset in the brick. I have looked at a few videos and other forum questions, but still cannot seem to get this to work. 

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Help someone help you by attaching your plan file, and showing a detail of what you want to see.

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Ok.  Just want a 5" wall 16" on top with a brick ledge that drops the brick down, and leaves the brick out of the bottom of the doors so that the concrete can pour to the slab. Inside the garage - 12" of concrete showing above floor.  Outside, the brick should be 4" below the slab, and not in the door openings.  Foundation plan should show cutouts. I was hoping someone else would have encountered the same issue.

Owl Creek Garage.plan

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Yes. Something like that, only brick extends down a few inches lower everywhere except under the door. Sill on door sets on top of garage floor

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2 minutes ago, bmatth1 said:

everywhere except under the door

 

What happens under the door?

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Opening for driveway to pour to middle of door, and concrete sill under service door.

 

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Is there a way to use a cad line or something similar

and cut out the brick under the doors?

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18 hours ago, bmatth1 said:

I am trying to keep my foundation stem wall up 12" above the garage floor, and create a brick ledge on the outside to drop the brick down about 20 inches, and keep the brick cut out below the garage door and the side door.  I tried creating a pony wall in the foundation, and this seems to eliminate the cutouts and has results that leave brick showing on the outside and an offset in the brick. I have looked at a few videos and other forum questions, but still cannot seem to get this to work. 

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Made you a "quickie" video...https://www.loom.com/share/88dac27256aa4dc280c382120a16cd20

 

The biggest mistake you have made on this plan is that you are using a siding-6 wall type which you've "painted" with brick veneer. This might be ok for a quick render...or if you are just exploring what something might look like...but, you really need to change the wall type to "brick-6". 

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@bmatth1 - see attached plan. I changed the walls to brick-6, changed the foundation wall to 10" wide and added cutouts to your openings...and added a 16" brickledge to the wall type. Just open things up in the plan and you will see the changes...

 

979243440_OwlCreekGarage - Steve Fix.plan

 

 

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Thank you Steve and Eric.  Great tips.  I think your suggestions will work great for this project. 

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Looks like I still have a problem.  When I leave the foundation as a solid concrete stem wall, everything works great.  However, when I change the stem wall (wall definitions) to having a brick ledge, I seem to get varying undesirable results - foundation inside is offset from the plate as shown.  There must be something I am missing to have the foundation flush inside, as with the solid stem wall.  Suggestions?  The first picture is what I am looking for.  The second one is what I get when creating a brick ledge. I had to make the foundation walls 1" wider (10") instead of the 9" on the floor framing. When I kept both the foundation walls and the framing walls the same width, there was an offset in the brick on the outside.  On my foundation plan, with the brick ledge, there are now two sets of dimensions, as if there is a second wall.  I also do not have dimensions on my garage plan.

 

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@bmatth1 
 

Just make the brick Veneer layer Part of the “main layer”.  
 

You could make the foundation a pony wall - bottom being 8” stem wall...top being a 2-layer wall...4” concrete + 4” brick all on main layer.  
 

I’m not near my computer so this is just off the top of my head...but I don’t think setting a brick ledge depth in the foundation wall will do anything.  But - that’s a guess because I can’t test it at this moment. 

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That took care of it.  I did not have the wall type definitions set up correctly.  With the upper wall, the foundation offset was  needed, but the brick ledge was not.  On the foundation wall, neither of these was needed, and the 4 inches for the foundation offset was indicated in the exterior layer.  Great video Eric.  Thank you.

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Thank you also Steve Nestor - great input.  Thanks, Bob

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