Hey all, here’s today’s dilema. I’m looking at a house that is over 100 years old. The foundation, if there is one…, on the exterior is covered by wood. The crawlspace is about the size of a closet and is located under the kitchen. The crawl is framed by wood walls and I have no way of seeing what is behind them. I cannot get access to the plumbing drain lines or see the foundation from the inside. This house appears to have some significant settling issues, but I am unable to see what is underneath to know exactly what is going on.
Any recommendations for how to proceed? Should I just disclaim the heck out of the structure and recommend further evaluation by a contractor or maybe a structural engineer?
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