Our house is built into a small hill, leaving a section of our basement exposed with both a small garage and a people door leading to the driveway. There are several (3-4) courses of block above the existing grade. Because of the height of this grade, we currently need to have flood insurance for our mortgage due to a small tributary Creek across the road from us.
What I want to try to do, is to close off these doors (with block primarily) and dump topsoil against the foundation and regrade out several feet into the driveway to bring the grade next to the house above the base flood elevation. My main question is, would!D this work? Are there any other concerns with this plan?