Originally Posted By: ecrofutt
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The pest control guy was pretty ethical though. While walking around the outside tailed by the buyer, his fiancee, and myself, the buyer said he definitely wanted to pay for and have done a preventive treatment. They pest control guy actually told him not to waste his money as there was a good soil pre-treatment prior to construction of the subdiviison and no evidence of past or active termite activity.
Now most pest control guys I know (most not all) would've jumped on that and sold a pre-treatment and a preventive yearly program too.
It was also kind of nice to have the buyers there with me too. I really didn't have to explain much other than that there was an issue inside the space that he would probably want to crawl in and look at. They were VERY appreciative.
Might I add, I'm glad I knew this space was there and went looking for the entryway. Another year or two and I would have been hearing back from the buyer about my piece of s#!t
inspection not finding this major problem. Right about the time he walked into the house and fell thru the floor because the floor joists had finally rotted enough to no longer support the floor.
It's really a fairly simple, though costly, repair.
Rebuild and reinforce the block wall. Use concrete lifting technology to raise the slab to a proper slope and seal the cracks to prevent water penetration. Replace the rim joists and floor joists. Hmmm, several thousand dollars out of someone's pocket.
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