Exterior finish at top of PWF basement?
The “Permanant Wood Foundations Design and Construction Guide” by the Southern Forest Products Association,shows and discusses a treated plywood “protection strip” at the top of the underground portion of a PWF basement. It’s, discussed purpose is to protect the poly damp proofing material from UV and other hazards. I would like to carry my thin brick to below grade. I propose replacing the treated plywood with a layer of 30# felt, stainless mesh (lath) and cement plaster to which the thin brick is attached with “thin set”. Are there problems or “issues” with this?
GBA Detail Library
A collection of one thousand construction details organized by climate and house part