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Old 11-09-2012, 07:36 PM   #16
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Why ARE there no studs?? Is that multiple layers of plywood? I looks like if you started from the top of the mud sill to the right and cut off siding all the way to the door, you could replace it with matching size PT or composite. Flash over the top of the new board and under the siding With drip cap. you could put a piece of flashing up the wall under the board and out onto the concrete. Like flashing a shed roof to a wall. I would seal the flashing to the concrete with an elastomeric sealant.

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As for why there are no studs. Well, long story, on that wall when we took down the plywood, it was actually... old windows!! there were 3-4 windows hiding in that plywood wall. Anyway, we took out the window and replaced with studs (every 16 inches)...and yes there were multiple layers of plywood.

So, the contractor actually got something called bodyguard wood (bodyguardwood.com) siding, which seems to offer 30-year warranty. Never heard about this product and not sure whether it's cheapo stuff or not. Any comments on using this product? On their website they did mentioned about 6" clearance between the board and the ground. If we change this "bodyguard wood" material to fiber cement board siding, does it still have the same 6" clearance requirement? Thanks!
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:36 PM   #18
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Honestly, I’d be getting bids on building up the foundation. Anything other than that is just a Band-Aid.
Hmm I just found a product called "skirt board," which seems to be made of PVC and can keep the wood siding 6 inches above the ground. Would that work? What PVC skirt board to use?? Thanks!

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Hmm I just found a product called "skirt board," which seems to be made of PVC and can keep the wood siding 6 inches above the ground. Would that work? What PVC skirt board to use?? Thanks!

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Youíre getting closerÖthat is pvc trim and will work but itís but itís designed to be used with lap siding. The thickness at the top is there so the first coarse of siding will kick out and not just lay flat on the wall. With your type of siding you donít want the bottom to kick out.

There are many brands of pvc trim available these days with Azek and Certainteed being the most popular (in my area anyway).

Another problem with the trim you linked with the flashing built into the profile is the wall side doesn't run up the wall far enough imo. All of the Z flashing I use runs up the wall at least 2Ē.

You should get the pvc trim thatís just flat on top and install your own flashing and being that your in SF the flashing should be stainless steel.

In your case since the siding is sitting on top of the foundation and not hanging over as it should be you should install a Z flashing first so water canít blow in under the wall then the pvc trim then flashing on top of it, then the siding.

These flashing details are "Siding 101" and your contractor should know this. If thereís any confusion on his part then you have the wrong guy.

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