An image of the side yard before the excavation. You can see the top of the house on the right side. There is a back door with a patio, but the house was mainly earth-bermed on 3 sides.
Started excavation on the East (right) side, we dug a trench, put in uber amounts of insulation and waterproofing. Also connected to the septic line to put drainage out of the back of the house for a future bathroom. The whole West (left) side is completely excavated. Now there are French Doors and 5 windows on that side.