foundation slightly below grade

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Old 05-17-05, 10:15 AM
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foundation slightly below grade

My foundation is slightly below grade on one side of my house and I am replacing the bottom pieces of cedar siding, sheathing and digging an 8 inch square trench and filling it with rocks to protect the siding for the future. There is a 2-inch space between where the siding ends at the bottom and the foundation (where the tar paper shows)...what should I cover this with? A 2-inch strip of treated plywood? hardiplank? any suggestions? thanks.
 
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Old 05-18-05, 06:55 AM
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Why doesn't the siding go all the way to the foundation?
Is it this way on the other sides of the house?

Whatever you cover it with needs to be well cared for since it is so close to the ground but then you already know that. I would use whatever I thought would hold up the best and still look good with the rest of the house.
 
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Old 05-18-05, 08:33 PM
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Does the paper extend below the sheathing onto the foundation or does it stop at the foundation? Often, it extends below. The siding should come down at least as far as the sheathing to the top of the foundation. If the sheathing is not all covered, you could add a water board at the bottom to shed water and keep it from wicking up under the siding. Depending upon code, siding should not be closer than 6 inches from the soil.
 
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