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JimP
Exterior Stud wall extends beyond the footing/slab
JimP

We are building our small retirement home in Southern California - San Fernando area.
The entire project if framed and almost ready for "rough inspection" and I noticed that in a couple of areas the sill plate extends beyond the slab/footing by about and inch or less. It is not all the way along the wall area but seems to be tapered to square the wall. Is this going to be an INSPECTION problem and if so how can I fix it now?

Thanks in advance.

HoustonRemodeler
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HoustonRemodeler

That. sad to say is fairly normal.

The slab guys are not as accurate as the framing guys (who aren't as accurate as the drywall guys who aren't as accurate as the tile guys who aren't as accurate as the cabinet guys....)

A. Spruce
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A. Spruce

Yup, pretty normal, shouldn't be a problem.

JimP
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JimP

Is there anything I should to?
Maybe waterproof the overhang portion?

A. Spruce
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A. Spruce

You can if you want to, but it's going to be pretty well protected from the elements once the siding goes on. The one thing you will want to be wary of is that dirt and mulch do not get stacked high enough to ever contact these areas.

HoustonRemodeler
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HoustonRemodeler

What Spruce said, but that applies to the entire slab of the house. Round these parts, its code to have clear six inches of exposed slab between the siding and any landscaping material. More is better of course. The siding will overhang the slab a bit to protect the framing.

A dusting of chemical for termites might be advisable. But they can get to the framing even if its aligned

JimP
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JimP

Thanks folks.

RobmanQ
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RobmanQ

Overhang like that is almost normal, sad to say. As suggested, make sure you maintain 6" clearance from exposed wood to soil contact, that is standard code, at least here in Canada. Just make sure the siding drops below the sill plate, to create a drip edge. If you're really concerned about it, if it is not treated, then paint it with wood treatment. That is actually not a bad idea even if its flush. Also consider installing a drip edge on the plate. Drip edges are required at material transitions and terminations. In a sense, an overhanging sill plate would fall under that definition. Good luck.

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