I have a negative slope toward my foundation and need to pack in dirt to grade it, but my siding is barely even an inch from the ground. Any ideas how I am supposed to correct the negative slope with such low siding? Thanks
How high does the foundation go above the bottom edge of the siding? Is that wood T-111 or Hardi? I'd definitely want the ground further above the ground. I'd probably look to lower the soil level for several feet away from the house so that it is 6" below the siding. If the siding is overlapping the foundation you might bet able to cut off the bottom few inches and maybe install a Azek (cellular PVC) trim board.
That sounds like a great solution. Thank you!If it was built in 1977 and it is original siding it is most likely not Hardi-Panel. I don't think that was widely available in the USA until the 1990s. My house built in 1998 has Hardi-Plank. Some of the older homes in my neighborhood have Masonite.
This might work for getting your siding up higher. Cut off the lower 6" of the siding, install Z flashing under the siding and above a piece of 6" x 1" Azek trim.
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