What type of foundation is typical in your area? You could jack it up and put a foundation under it or put treated timbers under it.
A concrete foundation will cost more than the walls are worth.thanks for the suggestions.
The house itself is on concrete slab. No basements in Houston, so everything is slab or pier and beam.
There is about 40 feet of unprotected OSB touching the ground
Since this structure is attached to the deck, I wouldnt be able to jack it up.
it varies a bit, but the majority is 4 to 6 inches off the ground.A concrete foundation will cost more than the walls are worth.
How far is the bottom 2x4 off the ground, is it about the same all around?
Would it make sense to lay down some 4x8 concrete block under the perimeter to keep animals from burrowing in?Try this,
Cut the OSB 1 1/2" below the bottom 2x4
add a Z flashing to a treated 2x4 and put the 2x4 behind the OSB and screw down thru the bottom 2x4 or ground treated 4x4
Add a PVC trim down to the ground.
They don't like treated lumber, you could just do the same with 4x6 so it goes right to the ground dig out some dirt below and replace it with gravel.Would it make sense to lay down some 4x8 concrete block under the perimeter to keep animals from burrowing in?
If you are going right to the ground, you want ground contact treated wood, not likely going to find that in 2x? stock but 4x4s and 4x6s usually are. :wink2:it hardly ever freezes down here.
I think the 2x6 with gravel would work great. worst case I can attach some chicken wire to the base and bury it a foot or 2 out.
thank you so much for all the help!
ground contact?apron/vest stores stock p/t'd 2x's from 2x4's up to 2/12's + 4x's