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crawlspace inspection

Crawlspace Inspection

A crawlspace inspection is a specific type of home inspection that could save you a lot of money in unexpected future costs.

 

A crawlspace inspection reveals:

  • Excessive moisture

  • Mold and mildew issues (We do not take sample or test for mold. Visual inspection will be provided only)

  • Plumbing issues (including waste and supply lines)

  • Electrical and wiring issues

  • Foundation issues (cracks, settling, shifting)

  • Structural issues

  • Floor damage (including the framing and supports)

  • Pests, insects, vermins, and other animals infestations

  • Ventilation

  • Debris (combustion materials and construction debris which is food for termites)

  • Vapor and water barriers

  • Signs of previous problems, renovation and repairs

Why Performing an Inspection?

Problems that originate in your crawlspace can lead to problems in the rest of your home. If you have water or excess moisture in your crawlspace, it can cause significant damage to your home supports. Foundation and structural issues can also put your house in jeopardy. Wet wood may also cause mold and attract termites or other insects/animals. Because the crawlspace is at the bottom of the property, it is easy for pests to have access to the rest of the house and damage electrical wiring, plumbing, and insulation. Rats, termites and cockroaches are very common in Florida.

If a crawlspace inspection determines significant problems, you may have power to negotiate the sale price or have the seller complete the repairs before the deal is closed. Foundation repairs can cost thousands of dollars and be an extensive home improvement project. Finding potential issues prior to closing will help you in deciding whether or not to commit to this investment before it’s too late.

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