crawl space: HOMEOWNER FOUNDATION AND CRAWL SPACE INSPECTIONS - 01/11/11 06:41 PM
The foundation of every building supports the floor, wall and roof framing.  It helps keep floors level and windows and doors working smoothly.   There are a number of ways to check for deficiencies, all of them easy.
FOUNDATION SHIFTS
When a foundation shifts, the doors and windows often begin to stick or bind.  This happens because the framing around them shifts, too, twisting or leaning in their openings.  If this is happening, you’ll probably need to call a home inspector (licensed, trained and qualified) or other expert to examine the foundation.  Unless there’s a serious soil issue, the cost to alleviate … (2 comments)

crawl space: I Hate Crawl Spaces - 11/11/10 11:49 AM
I hate crawl spaces! They are my least favorite place to go. Dark, dirty, often wet, sometimes so dry you can't breathe for the dust clouds.  And they're usually filled with ducts, pipes, fallen insulation and electrical wires that I have to crawl over, under or around.  At the same time they are one of, if not the most, critical components of a home inspection.  Everything about the house relies on the foundation for support.  If it fails, the whole house fails.  I have to pay special attention to conditions because working in the dark can lead to missed clues and … (5 comments)

 
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