Nothing's built yet except the foundation, but I need to get this settled before I continue. I have just enough hardware cloth right now to enclose the above-ground portions. To keep the critters out, I want to run a skirt around the whole thing. We mainly get fox, raccoon, and dogs sniffing around, but I'm worried about rats, too. My questions is: for the skirt, should I use more 1/2 inch hardware cloth, or would 1 inch chicken wire be enough? Thanks for any advice.