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0270 Foundation Wall Too Short Soil Level Too High - Structure Structural Foundation
 
0270 Foundation Wall Too Short Soil Level Too High - Structure Structural Foundation -

Image Text: Cross section > rain > topsoil > if the soil level is too high, extra loads are imposed on the foundation AND water can infiltrate from the outside, rotting wall and/or floor assemblies > foundation walls should extend at least 6 inches above grade level > rot > floor framing > continuous wood leveling plate > stone foundation > concrete basement floor slab

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STRUCTURE, Footings and Foundations, Description, Problems, Floors, Sills, Columns, Beams, Joists, Subflooring, Concrete Floor Slabs, Walls, Solid Masonry Walls, Wood Frame Walls, Masonry Veneer Walls, Arches and Lintels, Roof Framing, Rafters, Roof Joists and Ceiling Joists, Collar Ties, Knee Walls and Purlins, Trusses, Wood I Joists, Sheathing

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