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Old 10-17-2015, 02:31 PM   #1
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Hello. I have a 65 brick ranch on a basement. The brick goes below the soil level about 1 foot. However the wood sill is actually a couple of inches above soil level. Are there issue or code violations with the brick itself being below grade or the sill being too close to soil level?
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Old 10-17-2015, 02:37 PM   #2
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IMO, the sill is a bit close to the ground. In my area brick below grade is a requirement in many subdivisions and I have it on my own home.
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Old 10-17-2015, 04:11 PM   #3
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Depends on where you are.
If this is an older house what difference does it make what code is now?
Tuck point any missing mortar and water proof below grade.
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atlanta georgia is my location
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Old 10-17-2015, 05:35 PM   #5
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What made you think about digging out that area?
There has to be more to the story.
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Damp basement issues with negative slope to the wall. I need to regrade the yard, remove soil further away from wall to create positive slope. I'm just trying to establish if my current soil level against house brick is ok or if that needs to come down some.
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Old 10-18-2015, 12:47 AM   #7
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I'm seeing missing mortar is three different joints in that one hole in the second picture, sure way to have leaks.
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