Raising a sill plate off a wet concrete house foundation
I have some minor water leak issues with my basement walls that caused the wood sills to rot. I've removed the framing and sills but have not been able to find any advice on how to raise the sill off the wet foundation to prevent future rot.
I will be doing what I can to stop the leaks but I want to make sure that the sill wood stays dry. I'm thinking about putting down concrete boxes with an inch between each box and between the boxes and the wall. Which should be plenty of space for any water to move around and down below the house where it will get pumped out by the sump.
The new wall will be holding up the floor above it but not the house. Currently I have a temporary wall in place.
Does this sound like a sensible plan? Is there anything I should watch out for?
Here's a couple pics of the foundation http://imgur.com/a/RNv7u