Good Monday Morning!

This years Civil War football game takes place this coming Saturday between the University of Oregon Ducks and the Oregon State Beavers in Corvallis.  Never has this game meant more.  A win by the Ducks most likely puts them into the National Championship game and a win by the Beavers makes them bowl eligible.  It should be fun!!!!

Each year I see a large number of home inspections and as a result I also see problems that occur over and over again.  Many of the problems I see can be easily remedied with a little bit of precaution.  One problem that is very frequent in our area is that of moisture under homes.  Our local climate leads to moisture problems under homes and in many cases standing water may exist for parts of the year.  Home inspectors do not want to see any water under under homes, but most builders will disagree with this as long as the home has adequate ventilation underneath. Far too many times I see homeowners who block their foundation vents during the winter months thinking they are saving on heating bills.  This practice is actually very harmful and one that you do not want to do.  Maintaining adequate air flow under your home is extremely important, especially during the wet months of Fall, Winter and Spring.  By blocking air flow you will trap water vapor under the home and make the perfect climate for mold to grow and for dry rot to take hold.  Sealing the crawl space from ventilation can also trap other harmful gases such as radon.  So, if you have been thinking about blocking those foundation vents, think again.  

Have An Awesome Week!


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