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BV020976

08:43AM | 11/27/19
Hello. I am planning on selling my house and I just discovered these cracks in the corner of the crawlspace. The inside of the insulation is moist so it is letting some water through. So, my biggest concerns are...

1. Are these cracks bad enough to need repairing, or is this normal for a house this age?

2. Will this affect the resale value of the home much?

3. Would this cause it to fail an inspection contingency?

The house was built in 1947, it is in Wisconsin and it is a 750 sq ft single story home. If any more info would be helpful, just ask. Thank you.
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BV020976

08:48AM | 11/27/19
Here is the opposite wall in the same corner. This uploader makes the pics look a little funky, but it should give you a good enough idea of the extent of the damage.

BV020976

08:52AM | 11/27/19
Let me try that again.

BV020977

08:56AM | 11/27/19
For some reason I can't get the second pic to upload. Well, let me know what you think. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

BV021187

07:41PM | 12/28/19
You probably should have a professional look at that but the one photo looks to me like you had some settling over70+years. If there are a lot, if they are big, most especially if they are getting bigger, then you need to have it evaluated and possibly repaired, but if it's been like that a while not getting perceptibly worse it's probably just normal settling.


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