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JUst wondering if someone could chime in on recommendations from a home inspection report..

We had one recently completed on a home and a few issues were found. I'd like to know your thoughts on how to proceed and what/if anything to recommend to seller. Also if you know approximate repair costs.

1) Both bathroom fans vented to attic not to outside. One of the vents appears to have caused discoloring of thr roof plywood above.

2) Elexctrical box double tapped in a few spots

I've attached a couple of photos. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Great. Thanks for the help guys. I guess my follow up question would be does it appear to be structurally sound or would it require major costs to repair.

Thanks. Is it a difficult fix?
Just curious if anyone knew what is going on here? Is there a serious issue?
Here is a report on a radon test we ran.. Any thoughts as to what to do?

Radon Monitor

Start Date : 5/18/2015
Start Time : 2:00:00 PM
End Date : 5/20/2015
End Time : 12:00:00 PM
Location : Basement family room

Data in pCi/l
Time Interval 1 Hr

0.3 0.7 0.0
1.1 1.1 2.0
1.1 1.1 2.0
1.1 4.3 8.3

10.8 15.2 14.0
18.8 23.3 15.6
14.8 13.2 17.2
17.6 10.3 9.2

15.2 9.6 10.8
6.7 6.0 7.2
5.1 3.6 5.6
6.3 4.3 7.6

5.6 5.6 4.7
6.0 6.3 6.0
5.6 7.6 5.6

Overall Avg.= 7.7
EPA Protocol Avg.= 8.4
0 16 32
Following up on my previous post, should I be worried about foundation issues with this cement problem. It's on the slab that is considered to be the front porch area..
That is great advice thank you. My big concern is that it will be a money pit....
Greetings. I just had a home inspection on a potential home. The property disclosure from the owner was completely blank except where he signed the document saying that he knew of no issues with the house.

We had the inspection and as we walked in the back door to the basement which is at the bottom of the steps was flooded and water had entered the basement under the door. The inspector stated that it was likely just debris covering the drain and moved on, but noted it.

We then looked at the sump pump. It was not installed correctly. The drain pipe was tied into the sewer line which is illegal in this state. The inspector was surprised why the homeowner would do that on a 17 year old house but noted and continued on.I spoke to the neighbor who stated that he was the original owner of the house he lived in which was next door. He said both his house and the house we inspected were built by the same builder who he said was terrible. He stated that the builder ran out of money numerous times and therefore had numerous contractors work on the sites since the ones he did not pay would not continue their work. He stated that he had a flooding issue in his basement due to the builder not excavating the site properly and he stated he had to have his son trench around the house and correct the issue. He then stated that the house we were inspecting flooded in the basement as well but the owner decided to fix the problem by tying the sump pump into the sewer since it would flood his basement when it drained into the field next to his house.

My question is should I just walk away from the house or should I try and have it fixed? The owner stated that he knew of no known flooding issues yet the neighbor states he did this modification to the sump pump to correct a flooding issue.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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