Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: San Diego
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So im looking to buy a house but the draw back is this places termites on the outside decks and patio (which i will tear down). the inspection also state it has termites in the exterior and sub area, plywall sheating in sub area, evidence of fungus/dryrot, excessive moisture noted at sub area and excessive moisture was noted at flaky stucco exterior. just note that this isnt happening throughout the house just certain parts.
my question/s would be should i even bother with it? it seems that the inspector made lots of recommendations to the current owner. I just dont want to be 'surprise' and come to find out there are more issues under these. what else can i do to make sure im not running into a 70K renovation vs a 30K renovation.
will attached a picture later. thanks
the dotted lines are the patios/deck. and other dotted line on the side is home made shed (will be remove by me if i buy it)
2a= evidence of drywood termites noted in exterior and sub area
2b=drywood termites in plywall sheating
2c evidence of termite damage in eaves
2d=termites in balcony
2e=termites in deck
3a=fungus/dryrot in plywall sheating in sub area
3b=fungus/dryrt in sub floor under kitchen
3c=fungus/dryrot noted in window trim
3d= fungus/dryrot balcony joints etc.
4a= earth to wood contact
4b=excessive moisture at sub area soil
4c=excessive moisture noted at flaky stucco on exterior.