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0279 Sills Should Be Above Grade - Floors - Sills
0279 Sills Should Be Above Grade - Floors - Sills -

Image Text: Cross section > rain > planter raises soil level next to house > water infiltration > topsoil > backfill > drainage tile > brick veneer > wall framing > water > rot > floor framing > sill > sills should be above grade level otherwise, sills (and framing members) can rot - leading to loss of bearing and differential settlement > foundation wall > footing > basement floor slab > gravel > basement

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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