NJ home inspections should always include the basement. The basement can be an integral part of a home, whether finished or unfinished, providing space for storage or spending time. Unfortunately being below ground a basement can also be a place where moisture collects, causing issues with mold and mildew. Basements can be mitigated to deal with moisture issues however. As a result a New Jersey home inspector should include a thorough exam to a basement to ensure that it offers a healthy environment for you and your family.
Water accumulates in New Jersey homes either from humidity or ground water. Ground water is the reason why so many basements collect pools of water after large amounts of rain have fallen. If an inspection of your NJ home reveals standing water or moisture issues the challenge is to draw water away from the foundation. The good news is that this can be done and it does not have to interfere with the sale of a home.
Contact our team at Sherlock Home Inspectors today. We welcome the opportunity to serve as your guide to home inspections in New Jersey. Let our knowledge and experience work to your advantage to ensure that you know the exact health of your home.
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