Damp crawl space on new home

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Home Inspector with Clear Choice Home Inspections, Inc
Inspected a new home in the Raleigh NC area several weeks ago and there were signs that water had penetrated the foundation wall. Wall and weather were dry at the time but there were indicators I noted during my home inspection. Builder told buyers the evidence I saw happened during construction. Other factors told me this issue would re-occur. Guess what? I re-inspected the property a few days ago after a rain event and water was actively entering the crawl space. Buyer delayed closing. They are fortunate to have discovered this problem now rather than after closing... or after significant damage to the home had been done. A home inspection from Clear Choice Home Inspections pays for itself 99.99% of the time. Visit us on-line at NCinspector.com
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Stephen Graham
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A buyer cannot simply rely upon the builder and his superintedent's word on construction issues. I am working on a new home purchase right now where the superintendent is vehemently denying that certain truss-bracing is required. These things ought not be. The inspector referenced the code violation, yet they are being tenacious about it; and in my opinion, wrong.
Apr 01, 2008 09:49 AM #1
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