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Old 01-04-2012, 03:36 PM   #16
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Is this normal??? Exposed wood near foundation of house?


If you were selling a house, and someone popped off the siding to get a better look at what was underneath, how would you feel? Pretty mad I bet. Just because you are considering purchase of a house gives you no right to damage the property in an effort to improve your inspection. Hire a professional.

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Old 01-04-2012, 05:42 PM   #17
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At least one of the interior cracks needs further inspection from someone with experience. The two that were injected should be fine. Don't let the vertical cracks scare you away, they're in most every poured foundation out there. Very few have control joints, which are just a way to control where the concrete's going to crack.

As for the exterior let-in furring strips, they appear to be nothing more than a nailing surface cast into the foundation to aid in attaching the siding. Nothing to fret about IF that's the case indeed, but again, this is where having an experienced set of eyes look at them on-site is ideal.
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:21 PM   #18
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To look inside a wall you can take a cover off of an outlet and pull the outlet out (turn off the power to it). you amy be ab;e to see if it has insulation.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:01 PM   #20
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If the owner or realitor does not want you checking into this what would that tell you? How fast can you run away?
This simple check is not going to damage anything.
I'd be looking for mud termite trails, rotten wood behind the siding, slats coming loose, see if they did the logical thing and added 3/4" foam inslation while they had the wall open to add insulation.
If you really are interested in this house I'll repeat my own post and another posters suggestion Hire an inspector.

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