Saturday, June 17, 2017

HOUSE INSPECTION

So after moving to a new town and learning our way around, we think we've found a place to live. After being in a tiny apartment for three months, we are ready to get into a house! Not only do we need to stop stumbling over each other, but it's summer and my guy needs a place to grill.

After discovering houses in our price range were selling so fast we didn't have time to make an offer, a new one came on the market that we offered on right away. When our offer was accepted we had the house inspected.

My guy wanted the crawl space looked at and specified a thin inspector because the opening was only twelve inches high! And the main inspector was a small woman who certainly knew her job. Here she is, outfitted to go under the house. See the narrow white rrectangle at the bottom? That's where she had to enter!



And here is a photo of her entering.



Evidently, the space itself, once she got in, was about a foot and a half high. But she stayed under nearly an hour, going over every inch. I don't think I could have done her job if my life depended on it. I kept thinking of snakes and spiders and all that dark, claustrophobic area.

Anyway, she found leaks and termites but nothing structurally wrong. So we're waiting to hear what the termite bond covers and then we'll go from there.

I still shiver, thinking about her job!






4 comments:

  1. Quite a job to have to do, but really necessary!

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    1. Definitely! Didn't want to find out the place was falling down or something!

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  2. Yea for you both !
    Be sure about the termites and leaks.
    Roofs are next. I hope all goes well.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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    1. The roof was recently replaced so we won't have to worry about that, at least! And the Heat/AC are only 4-5 years old, too, so they should be good for a while!

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