I just finished the first phase of my pole barn a couple of weeks ago and am planning to enclose it next month. Instead of using girts on the outside of the poles, I want to use conventional framing methods with the walls sitting on the concrete slab. I have two questions;
1. I plan to put house wrap directly on the studs and nail the Hardie Panels on top of that without sheathing underneath. Is this acceptable? Are there any negative consequences down the road?
2. My slab is pretty much on grade with very little elevation. Hardie Panel calls for 6” clearance above ground level as the edges will wick up moisture. My plan is to use PCV dimensional lumber around the bottom and set the siding on top of it (see pic). Again, any issues with doing it this way? Should I do it another way?
Thanx in advance for your input.