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Posted by Tobi on January 26th, 1998 09:49 AM

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Good Morning Bob;
I am writing for advice, my husband and I are in the process
of closing on a house we want. We were advised to get a personal inspection
which we did, saturday past. The inspection was going along great until it came to
the crawl space. This house was built in the 40's and the owner's re-did the whole house
not less than three years ago. While re-doing the house he dug down 5 feet outside and tarred the
wall, all execpt ONE. This one wall he did not bother to do is now holding water and mold is
starting to form on the wood. There is no ventalation and no insulation which
in turn is losing 25% of the heat through the floor. We still want the house, but the inspector
stated a price of 4 to 6 thousand to fix. He said we need to did all around down 5 feet and he said
something out screening and digging drainage system, a sump pump and then insulation. He mentioned a
few other that I cannot recall now......I guess what I am asking
is this..... we are young and just starting out and cannot afford right now
up-on-top of buying the house to dish out that much we have any type of time frame before jumping
right into this or will rot spread fast and eat the floor boards up.

Right now we are trying to get the owners to fix it....but I don't know.

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