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Old 06-20-2013, 10:53 PM   #16
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The definition of "siding" may be different in Canada. In most areas, the height of the exterior soil refers to the elevation of the soil (4",6" or 8" depending on the jurisdiction) below wood framing. The only exception ths the heavily promoted "All Weather Wood Foundation" that had a world of problems due to long term creep and distortion and is a minimal rarity now.

The important thing is to get the perishable wood above the moisture that may be in the soil. The concrete, brick or block are proven, although some of the softer "architectural clay brick" may have some problems under certain conditions in some climates.

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When siding is mentioned I think of the above foundation part of a house. I suppose you could attach siding to the actual foundation wall. In that case some siding might be acceptable under ground. But why waste your money putting siding underground?
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joed - The "siding" term is a common problem because the brick is durable loadbearing material that is usually used as non-bearing on residential, but can be used exposed to the climate and hurricanes/seismic event of commercial building/

I like the avatar - I guess I was under the illusion that the "Welland Bombers" from WWII were twin engine instead of 4 engines unless there several models in addition the RCAF Welland pilots.

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