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    Default flashing at bottom plate

    I see this often here in florida, but I dont really have any comment to make about it in my reports and so I usually do not. Any concerns with this rusting away? What is it protecting exactly.
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    Default Re: flashing at bottom plate

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerome W. Young View Post
    Any concerns with this rusting away?
    Depends on what it is protecting.

    What is it protecting exactly.
    I don't know.

    I've never seen it. Could be:

    - drip edge metal over the edge of the slab with the sill plate on it, with the siding covering the drip edge, with the drip edge acting as a flashing (except that drip edge face looks to be full face and not covered much, if any)

    - drip edge metal over the sill plate with the studs nailed through it to the sill plate, trying to serve as a flashing over the sill plate

    - flat brake metal with the turned out edge installed vertically behind the siding and hanging down to act as a flashing over the sill plate/slab joint

    Regardless, if any of the above, or for any purpose like the above, any flashing which is rusted out needs to be replaced. I can't imagine someone going to that effort without it having been a requirement.

    That said, many areas do not allow galvanized flashings near the ocean, only copper or stainless steel, in which case, this flashing should have been one of those???

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    Default Re: flashing at bottom plate

    Never mind.

    Last edited by Ron Bibler; 05-21-2008 at 09:01 AM.

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    Default Re: flashing at bottom plate

    Looks to me like it's keeping what appears to be hard board siding bottom edge off the concrete.


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