Buying house with 'sagging beams and joists'?
My husband and I offered on a 4,000 sqft house that was priced well for the area and build. The home appeared very nice and we debated on even getting an inspection because it is new- 2006. A structural engineer inspected home several months ago when someone else had made offer on home and found some very frightening sounding problems though:
Crawl space conditions judged to be damp across entire west side of house.
Fungal growth and deteriorated lumber at entire west side
multiple sagging beams and joists under center of home.
significant differential foundation movements along entire perimeter and much of interior. Foundation is pier and beam.
I assume this is why the home is priced approx 100,000 less than comparables in the area?? I am inquiring about the seriousness of these issues- do they have a solution at all?? The wood floors in the house are cupping and buckled in one room, which I guess should have tipped us off. Any advice or thoughts are greatly appreciated.