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Ah. I get your inquiry, now.Lol, wasn't sure if earth will be moved back onto those walls or if they are just supporting
Majority of our domestic housing is floating slab these days, brick veneer on top of that
Finding your construction interestingly different
MOST Canadian built house have basements....there are exceptions, of course, based on geographical location.
Funny enough....the garage foundation walls WILL be retaining quite a bit of fill (about 7ft worth) prior to the concrete slab being poured.
Most Canadian construction has to take into consideration:
Big temperature swings between seasons: Currently 33C at the property....was -33C last January
Snow loads: Only 6ft of snow last winter....winter 2019 had 8 ft.
Water diversion.....basements that house furnaces, hotwater tanks etc are below grade....French drains and sump pumps required