snow up against the vinyl siding??

We have had a lot of snow this year in Saskatchewan (which means a lot more shovelling too!).. Last summer, I installed vinyl siding on the front of our house. I have been piling snow in front of the house, but some of it is piling up against the vinyl siding. Is this a smart thing to do? Will the snow eventually melt and the water run behind the siding?
On another note: As a result of last year's dry summer, the soil around the front of the house has pulled away about 1" to 1 1/2" from the concrete foundation. Will the snow that will be melting eventually run down the concrete foundation and into our basement???
Cory Regina, Saskatchewan
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Cory, just move to Saskatoon where the weather is nicer. Ivan

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not in a million years! LOL!

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Cory Lechner wrote:

Not really

It may. Normally you will be ok, but under some conditions it may run behind the siding. Normally that is OK, but I don't consider it a good idea.

Good question. Sorry I don't have much of an answer. It really depends on the local soil and weather conditions would make a big difference. In most cases I would expect it to run down until it is under the frost line and then be absorbed into the soil.

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