My wife and I are homeowners in N. California (Humboldt County). Before purchasing our home (a couple months ago), we had an inspection performed by a local agency that is a member of the InterNACHI Home Inspection Association.
The inspector listed on his report that there was insulation under the home, but we found out subsequently there was NO INSULATION under the house. Our realtor is guessing the inspection was performed in the evening hours – when it was more difficult to see–so perhaps the inspector just missed the insulation detail…
Unfortunately the lack of insulation will cost us $$$ in heating bills and it is causing lots of moisture to seep into the floor, along with unpleasant odors.
We have gotten a few estimates to replace the insulation, and it will cost c. $4000 to remediate with spray-foam insulation. Should we try to appeal to the inspector to help pay for this, due to his oversight? If not, what recourse (if any) do we have? Please advise.
Thank you for any help you can offer.