In addition to the features list of this house the seller decided to add that the crawl space was bone dry and had never gotten wet.
So, crawling into the crawl space, through an opening 18" wide and a space a hefty 4' high, I saw this.
There is a mud stain on the wall, all around the space, 10" high.
There was squishy mud under the plastic, visible in this photo.
Tell me - was this crawl space ever wet?
I am not sure that a comment along with a features list saying that it has always been dry is something the seller should put out there.
The house is 35 years old and the seller is the second owner, there many years.
Previous standing water as high as that stain, and mud under the plastic, is a pretty good indicator of wetness!
But that is just me.
My recommendation: features lists and comments like the above should always be taken with a grain of salt. It might be that things on the list are correct and that the seller really believes what he says about the crawl space moisture, but no matter what is or isn't, you should always call a home inspector!
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