04:21AM | 07/07/00
Member Since: 07/06/00
6 lifetime posts
I'm contracting my own house. Getting ready to apply vinyl siding to basement walkout area, I found the framer has the base plate on the wall and the studs an inch off the wall and the sheathing out even further. As this is within inches of the ground, I'm concerned about termites and rodents getting to the OSB and into the house. I think I should use aluminum flashing between the concrete and the sill foam and up the wall a short distance and probably some foam insulation in that daylight strip between each stud, the sheathing and the base plate. What should my contractor have done for a wavy concrete wall? Anything I still need to do ...or do differently?


07:41AM | 11/22/00
Member Since: 11/21/00
10 lifetime posts
Very Dangerous. Anytime wood is that close to the soil you will eventually have insect and rot problems. Keep wood to soil contact at a minimum and put gravel around the house not mulch.. Gravel will disperse moisture and will not absorb water.

Good Luck


06:49AM | 11/27/00
Member Since: 03/13/00
1678 lifetime posts
I'm a firm believer that sills should ALWAYS be treated lumber.


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