Daylight basement is awaiting footers...they say they are coming this week. I was talking to some of my friends at school today and they were under the impression that there were codes against building a basement in Texas. They had no idea what I was talking about when I told them we were building a daylight basement. I know this is outside the norm here. Our builders are being very thorough with the engineering. It's taking a lot of time but I appreciate their attention to detail.