Hello All, I am a new member to HRT and am looking forward to learning from all of you.
I own a small 30’X50’ cabin in North Georgia. It’s built on a slope and is supported by pressure treated wooden pillars. It has a dry dirt crawl space that’s partially enclosed with metal roofing material. The metal roofing is in very bad shape and needs to be replaced. i am exploring options for skirting replacement. There is plenty of natural flat stone on our property, which my wife loves and would like me to use as a stone veneer for new skirting. If I go this route, I’m thinking I should pour 12-inch concrete footers between the pillars to support the walls, with a few inches above the grade to keep out moisture.
Here are my questions: 1) I have been advised that fresh concrete can do harm to PT wood; what material should I use to wrap the wooden piers to protect them from contact with the newly poured concrete footers?
2) Could I use 6X6 PT timbers on top of a compacted gravel trench instead of poured concrete footers?
3) What type of backing should I use to affix the flat stone to the wall – i.e. PT plywood, cement board?
I will be putting down a moisture barrier over the dirt and up the walls of the crawlspace. I will also be running two dehumidifiers, plumbed to drain outside of the crawlspace.
Thanks in advance for any advice, and Happy New year to everyone!