The client has already had the steps taken out - they will be replaced but not in the same area. She wants a new block wall built and then faced with a veneer and capped with sandstone. My question to you guys is whether or not the existing footer can be built upon. She is having us do the all of the hardscaping, but she is having the wall construction bid on by the builder who is currently doing remodeling work for her. I am also bidding on just the wall build separately. I just want to make sure this 'builder' doesn't tell me the old footer is fine (and underbid me) when it may not be. It's definitely 20-25 years old. Included pictures are of the existing wall/stair demo and the design for the new work. Keep in mind that new footers will have to be poured anyway for at least part of the proposed wall, because we are extending the wall further from the house. Thanks.