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Old 10-23-2015, 08:21 AM   #16
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There is a stone foundation, at the front near the corner I dug down a good foot and there is my field stone foundation there

Is there a best way to protect it from the winter? Would it be wrong to silicone the aluminum flashing to whatever that "concrete" wall is underneath the newer vinyl siding?

Should there be any openning at the bottom? Say I dig a trench along side the hole another 6" deep and fill it with small stones, should there be any air gap from the flashing to the stones? Or should the flashing sit in the stones at all?

Would vapour barrier be beneficial at all here? I have some 6mm thick stuff that I bought for laying in the crawlspace
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All wood portions of the structure should be at least 8" above the grade. This will allow 8" of masonry/fieldstone to be exposed to any water splash. The wood should then be covered with a suitable siding material. The flashing you spoke of could be used as long as it will drain the water away from the wood portions. Do not seal the bottom as any water that may get in there would need a way out
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Old 10-23-2015, 12:09 PM   #18
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I was thinking of putting the flashing vertical, up and down the same direction the siding is going, do you mean it should bend 90* under aswell?
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