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Old 01-25-2012, 02:12 AM  
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Segmental walls would be better (and easier) than building a wall on a concrete footing below frost line. And a lot faster. Save your concrete form-building (and placement and finishing) efforts for the patio. And don't forget to slope the surface (and forms) at least 3/16" per foot, away from the house (meaning a 10'-wide patio will have a total drop of close to 2").

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For future referance never use pressure treated plywood for sheathing.
It's now treated with copper and will rust out anything but ACQ approved fasterners in about a years. Reguler roofing nails are not ACQ approved.
With yours I think I would have removed the siding and cut that sheathing back up higher on the wall. At least I would have removed 2, rows of siding Installed 3/4 X 6 vinyl lumber, Z molding. a strip of J molding then reinstalled one row of siding.
This would keep the bottom of the sheathing from being exposted to wicking but still covered up some of the concrete wall.
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