CNewhouse Posted January 11, 2020 Report Share Posted January 11, 2020 I inspected a new home today. On top of the pressure treated 2x6 sill plate there were 4 additional 2x6 plates (presumably to get the sill plate up to the height of the floor system). Between 2 of these additional 2x6 plates, there was a continuous run of Hardie plank siding, used as a shim/spacer. This was a 2 story home with composite roofing (a substantial load was being transferred through the Hardie). I'm curious what others think of the fiber cement siding installed here and how they'd comment in their report. Additionally, any ideas why the builder would pour the foundation low and build up the sill to meet the floor joists? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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