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Hey guys, I live in a split level house. Most of my house the silplate and siding sit flush with the foundation like most houses do. However, there's a section of my house in the back that my house overhangs and extends probably a good two or three feet from the foundation. I'm not sure why this was done during construction of the house (1970) We want to close that area in I was looking for advise on how to do that do we just frame it from the ground to the existing siding nail up plywood and than matching siding so the siding would go down to the ground or is there a better way to do this ?
 

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There's only going to be a floor load so, yes.
The better way would be making it look like the rest of the house.
 

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Sounds like a cantilever floor. The problem with your idea is that you shouldn't have your siding within 6" of the ground.
 
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Yep--no wood or siding within 6" of the ground---You will need a block or concrete footer before you start building with wood.
 
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