Concrete poured next to siding


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Old 01-30-23, 05:20 PM
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Concrete poured next to siding

I had concrete sidewalk poured couple of months back by licensed contractor with GC and 12000 bond. The concrete is touching the siding at several large areas. I was not aware that siding should not touch concrete and found out after reading inspection report of another house. What are my possible options to fix this issue?




 
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Old 01-30-23, 10:50 PM
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From the pictures it looks like the concrete is below the first row of siding!
 
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Old 01-31-23, 05:15 AM
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There isn't anything you can do. It's concrete. You sorta live with what you've got or you bust it up and remove it. I would go out with the hose or bucket of water. Spray or pour water down the side of the house and watch where the water goes. Hopefully the concrete is sloped well to direct water away from the house though I can guarantee some is seeping through the joint between the concrete and house. If the water puddles at the house or runs towards the house then I'd strongly consider removing the concrete. If the water quickly runs away from the house I'd probably just live with it.

The real issue is the elevation of your house. The siding and especially the crawl space vent say that the house is very low to the ground. This also means the wood structure of the home is close to ground level. The soil underneath the house may be lower than the ground or new walkway outside. This means water will naturally want to collect where it shouldn't.
 
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Old 01-31-23, 05:23 AM
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The siding shouldn't have been that close to grade to begin with. Hardie instructions say 6" from grade or 2" above a sidewalk. I agree, not much you can do. Sounds like he did what you asked him to do and he didn't tell you any different.
 
 

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