Originally Posted By: Monica Lyons
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Notice in the picture how the dirt comes up to about 2 feet above floor level. The 50 yr old house is cinderblock and has a crawlspace underneath.
Our home inspector didn't mention any possible issues, but I've since learned that the dirt is supposed to be at least 6inches below the bottom of the subfloor. If I'm right (and even if I'm not), will another home inspector bring it up in his report when we go to sell?
I'm curious because I had a drainage specialist out today and he believes he can fix any drainage issues without us having to haul away dumpster fulls of dirt. He wants to dig out a ditch 1 ft below the subfloor, put in a french drain, waterproof the concrete, put all the dirt back and then utilize a sump pump and an automated ventilation system (in the subfloor).
If a home inspector saw the dirt but understood that the drainage wasn't an issue, would the inspector still put it in the report?
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