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Old 02-28-2016, 09:29 AM   #1
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Hi all, i was thinking of removing some dirt from the side of my house and filling it with white gravel? Is it a good thing to do? Hoe many inches deep should i dig? Should i put an underlayment? I am doing this because i cant stand dirt touching the side of my house and Will give it better curb appeal plus it will help with side rott. What so you all think?
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Any siding should be at least 6" above grade.
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It's hard to say in the picture, but the siding isn't quite flush to the ground, is it? That may change the equation a bit.

But for your original question, a lot of houses have some sort of stone or mulched border around them.

I'd recommend laying down the fabric under the stone. Keeps the stone from sinking, and no weeds poking up through it.
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But for your original question, a lot of houses have some sort of stone or mulched border around them.

I'd recommend laying down the fabric under the stone. Keeps the stone from sinking, and no weeds poking up through it.
Ayuh,.... Done that on alota commercial buildin's,....

What I did at my place was to dig out 12"/ 18" deep, 2' out from the foundation, pitchin' the dig, Away from the foundation, 'n to the low side of the house,.....
I laid in 2 layers of 2" thick Dow blueboard foam insulation,....
Then filled in the rest with 3/4" minus crushed limestone, pitched Away from the house, 'n to the low side,....
A line of larger limestone serves as a border,....



We've since added large stones from Maine over the area,....
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