The crawlspace is undoubtedly a dark, uncomfortable area of the home most often avoided. But rest easy- your Blue Fish Property inspector will discover, expose and bring to light the defects that take refuge in darkness and jeopardize your safety.

In this particular crawlspace, I discovered an area where the under floor furnace had been removed. During the relocation, the girder (the main horizontal support of a raised structure) was cut. In addition, a “makeshift” pier (typically a solid support made of wood and concrete) was constructed using an old pipe and cinderblock, then placed under an adjacent joist in an attempt to add support back to the previously compromised structure. These “repairs” were most likely performed by a handyman or personal friend with little or no structural background. It’s recommend all repairs to or replacement of any household appliance be completed by a qualified, licensed contractor.

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