A question about water in basement

Old 04-16-03, 07:34 AM
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A question about water in basement

My fiance and I are looking at a house that has a fairly leaky basement. It is a stone foundation and after it rains there are a few puddles of standing water but they quickly dry up. My question is, if we are never planning on using the basement, is it a problem? My concern is what kind of effect the humidity and dampness has already had on the rest of the house as far as mold and the constant moistening and drying of the wood. The house is probably about 90 to 100 years old. Has all that water over the years had any effect on the wood?
Old 04-16-03, 03:04 PM
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This could be answered yes and/or no.

Best thing to do before investing in the property is to consider having someone professional look at it, the entire structure.

Nothing worse than taking the plunge and be dissappointed with the cost of potential repairs! It's better spending little money in the forefront to avoid a great expense later and to address any health concerns that you might have.

Good Luck!

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