The backstory: I am building a new home. At this point, the foundation and basement walls have been poured. The lot provides for a fully exposed basement in the rear of the home, with evenly sloping grade on either side. When starting to backfill around the walls, the foreman noticed that the footer was poured too low and, as a result, the top of the basement walls don't allow for proper slope on the driveway. (The driveway would end up sloping down toward the garage... the top of the concrete walls ended up being flush with the curb of the street.)
The proposed solution: The foreman's recommended solution is to "raise" the home. They would do this by adding two layers of concrete block on the top of the current poured concrete walls (equating to "raising" the house approximately 16 inches). The basement floor would then be raised accordingly, so that the height of the basement ceiling would remain at 9 feet. (To raise the floor, they will be filling in the basement with more stone.) Essentially, I will end up with a poured concrete wall with approximately 16" of concrete block on top.
Does anyone see any problems or concerns with this solution? If I do continue with this solution, are there any particular "problem-spots" that I should look out for during the construction of the home?
Thanks again for any responses! Everyone's input is greatly appreciated!