The most overlooked and neglected part of a home is the crawl space. The old saying “out of sight, out of mind” is not a good philosophy to live by when it comes to your home, and could lead to crawl space wood rot. Most people are willing to spend money upgrading their homes on things such as cabinetry, granite, and hardwood floors, and all too often neglect the “bones” of the house. The “bones” or structural wood members are what supports your home, and should never be overlooked.
It is often only after a homeowner puts their home up for sale and the home inspection complete, that it is discovered that their flooring system is rotting, and the repairs are both extensive and expensive. Many times, potentials buyers will exercise their option to nullify a contract, and will walk away from purchasing a home with these problems.