Critique my bottom wall detail please
Hi i am in climate zone 4c, vented crawlspace.
I need some guidance on the bottom wall detail on one side of my house before i begin re-siding. Previous sheathing was moldy and rotted in the first 18″ or so.
My foundation wall is 6″. And for some reason it’s only this side with the short foundation wall, the rest of the house has at least an 11″ foundation wall. The grade is about 2”/10’ toward house, and I do have gutters that drain far away from house
When it rains (which is often), that rain is often times wind driven into this side of the house.
Code says 6″ is min. distance between siding and grade. My foundation wall is 6″. Splashback is a concern. Im concerned that lowering grade too much will expose footer.
CDX sheathing joints will be taped with GTape 3040bk, all homewrap seams taped with tyvek tape.
see attached detail, thanks!
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