by Christy Heitger-Ewing | photos by Emily Smith Photography

Meet Emily and Jason Smith! They are building their first custom home with prints they created. The building process has taught them that things don’t always go as expected but can still work out for the better.

At the start, they were planning to have a crawl space foundation. On their lot they discovered, however, the land slopes off towards the back. The builder told them that when they started pouring the foundation, parts of the crawl space could potentially be seven feet tall. Jason and Emily thought that if the crawl space was going to be that deep, why not just switch over to a basement! The basement could be used for endless possibilities like a theatre, kitchenette, workout room, or future play space.

Due to the lot’s slope and multiple angles of the home design, it was a complex project, but Custom Concrete responded right away to avoid delays to their build timeline.

“When we saw the wall forms put in, we were amazed at how much work it would take to line up every single corner of the house,” says Emily. As it turns out, the foundation has been the fastest piece of the whole process. Emily describes their experience with Custom Concrete as seamless and easy.

“Some companies you work with, you’re just a customer. Sign the invoice and you’re done,” says Emily. “Not so with Custom Concrete.

The basement added 2,000 sq. ft. to their 7,400 sq. ft. Modern Tudor home. Emily says, “When we walk the house, we can’t imagine not having the basement as we have all this extra space! So often people stress about the building process, but I look at it as a fun project!”

To see the house progress and keep up with their story,follow @emilysmithhome on Instagram.