What lies beneath?

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Home Inspector with JTHIS-Professional Home Inspection Team NACHI 04062481

What lies beneath? No I’m not referring to the movie were Harrison Ford plays the adulterous, murderous husband. I’m referring to the crawlspace your house is sitting on. Most people have no idea what’s going on in their crawlspace. They’ve never been down there and have no intentions of going down there.

Now stop and think about this. The crawlspace is the area between the ground and the first floor of your house. The air quality in your crawlspace affects the air quality in your house. The very supports that your house is built upon are in your crawlspace. Now take a look at the picture below.

complete crawlspace decay - JTHIS-Professional Home Inspection Team 

What do you see? Would you feel safe in this house? Is this the air quality you want your family to breathe? Of course not, but without a home inspection how would you know “what lies beneath”?

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I hope you enjoyed my blog. If you are looking to purchase a home in Northeastern Pa. and are planning on having an inspection or simply have questions regarding home inspections, please don't hesitate to give me a call.

Suesan Jenifer Therriault
JTHIS - Professional Home Inspection Team
PO Box 357
Blakeslee, Pa 18610
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Roy Kelley
Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger

More good reasons to take a closer look before a home purchase.  We always recommend a professional home inspection to supplement the personal observations by the home buyers.

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August 01, 2011 11:41 AM
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Roy a triple thank you.

  • Thank you for being supportive of your local home inspectors.
  • Thank you for you visiting my post and leaving a comment. 
  • A very big thank you for the beautiful flowers.


 

August 01, 2011 12:03 PM
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Jeremy Wrenn
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Suesan, before I got into home repairs, I had no idea about home inspectors or what they did.  Now having been in this side of construction for the last 5 years (6 prior to that in commercial construction), I would recommend that people get inspections of their own home, even if they AREN'T selling.

That way at least we know what to fix!

August 07, 2011 03:36 PM
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Todd Clark
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Keller Williams Realty

I was in a house that looked amazing, but for some reason I always had a problem breathing in it. During the inspection, the inspector found mold, mold and more mold under the house. Which explained everything.





August 12, 2011 03:03 AM
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Gita Bantwal
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My previous house had a crawl space. I am glad to have a basement in my current home.

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