I am about to purchase a house (Redmond/WA) which has water problem since the day it was built in 1991.
The builder did not hook up a hose connected to a bathroom so for all the years the water has been flowed down to the crawl space area!
The inspection that a previous potential buyer found this problem and he backed out from the purchase. The seller is now fixing the problem - they are going to add 5 beams along side with the 5 rotten beams and apply some preservative to those rotten beams.
My husband went to see the crawl space. The soil was very wet - something like a clay dough in all crawl space. The area underneath the rotten beams are even wetter.
I am not sure what all these means.
Should I simply forgot about this house? Is it repairable? Has all these water causes some damage to the structures other than the 5 beams? Will this problem affect the resale value?