Help me fix this cinder block foundation please

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Old 11-21-15, 04:50 AM
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Help me fix this cinder block foundation please

There is a large low slope roof above this without a gutter which I think started the problem. Living in nh I've been told not to get gutters bc of the low slope causing ice dams.

You can see two problems. The front cinder block foundation meets up with the opposite wood framing and water has eroded it away. How should I correct how wood meets cinder block?

Second issue is I'm getting some seepage at the footer of the cinder block and I'm not at a point where I can dig it all out so I was going to seal up what I can with the waterproof black stuff, replace the wood that is rotting and put together a small French drain for what I had dug out.

Any tips and suggestions would be greatly appreciated

Thanks

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Old 11-21-15, 05:34 AM
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A big problem was that large rock that wasn't giving the water a good way to escape. I plan on removing that and somehow fixing up a little retaining wall but allowing for water exit.
 
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Old 11-21-15, 05:39 AM
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Where's this wood your talking about that's rotting?
Can you back up and take another picture so we can the rest of the struture and get an idea of the lay of the land, and how close this wood is to grade?
 
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Old 11-21-15, 09:48 AM
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It is wood behind the vinyl siding
It really isn't the wood rotting it is the cinder block where it meets the wood becuase you see that rock forced the drainage there

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Old 11-22-15, 03:43 AM
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the cause is water erosion + soil acids attacking the cement's lime ingredient,,, wash w/detergent, rinse well, seal w/basf's masterseal 5000 or equivalent,,, prior to backfill, protect sealant w/hdpe waffleboard
 
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Old 11-22-15, 10:16 AM
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Should I set up of many French drain right there? How exactly should I connect the cinder blocks to the wood? Should there be some type of sealant where they meet should I set up of many French drain right there? How exactly should I contact the sender blocks to the wood?
 
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Old 11-25-15, 07:28 PM
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Your close-up pix don't tell us a thing.

But, in general, if it was mine, I'd eliminate the wood completely in the lower portion of the wall with the siding on it. Remove and replace with a concrete pony wall (while properly supporting with temporary interior bracing), which will eliminate a place for water to get at the wood framing.
 
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