Crawlspace paneling

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Old 05-13-15, 12:45 PM
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Crawlspace paneling

I own a cabin in Maine and it looks like this.
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I would like to do something to protect the paneling on the crawlspace. Some of it shows some water damage. Like this.
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I'm thinking of painting it with an oil-based paint. Is there something I should do before that?

I'm also considering doing some sort of stone facing. Can I do that myself?

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Old 05-13-15, 01:20 PM
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Paint won't help the plywood where it's already delaminating Oil base paint does offer more moisture protection than latex normally does. The would should have a primer applied before any finish paint. I'd be replacing the damaged plywood!

Not sure what type of stone work you have in mind but might be something you can diy ..... but you can't just attach it to the plywood.
 
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Plywood's just not going to hold up that close to grade no matter what you do.
 
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Old 05-13-15, 04:03 PM
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How do I replace the plywood?

The stone facing is like this.
How to Install Stone Facing | The Family Handyman
 
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You'd cut and pry as needed to remove the damaged plywood.
Not my area of expertise but you need a masonry backer to attach the stone to. As Joe said, ideally you'd never have plywood in contact with the ground! it should be replaced with block or a poured concrete foundation - you could then install the stone.
 
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How do I replace the plywood?
By removing it and replacing it with something more suitable. Hardy board cement siding. should work and you won't need faux rock.
 
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Old 05-14-15, 02:41 PM
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Since you're saying I need to rip out the walls, I'm having someone come in and inspect the crawlspace to see what else needs to be done.

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