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Addition built on post and pier

kentucky2020

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I am appraising a dwelling that has an addition built on post and pier with wood skirting. This is not common in my area. How should I approach this?
 

CANative

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Does the system keep the addition from falling into the ground?
 

kentucky2020

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Yes, it appears to be sufficiently supported.
 

Tom D

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just think of it as a 2 story with an open 1st story, or the area over a built in car storage. they should doing that in flood zones. the are starting to do that at the shore areas.
 

CANative

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Then it's doing it's job.
 

Mark K

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Does the new construction conform to local building codes? Is it safe?

If so, it may still have a marketability issue with some buyers. It also depends on where in the local price range your subject falls. If its at the lower end of the range, I suspect the effect will be minimal. If at the upper end, the effect could be significant.

Just to clarify...I'm assuming the balance of the house is on a concrete/block foundation and the new section is on wood posts?
 
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Terrel L. Shields

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Call out termite potential if wood posts. Call for termite inspection. If FHA, I think that is an automatic fail without pressure treated wood. Others may question any wood touching the ground. In my area, from experience, a way too many "treated" posts don't last very long and the best of them won't last 40 years.
 

CANative

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Call out termite potential if wood posts. Call for termite inspection. If FHA, I think that is an automatic fail without pressure treated wood. Others may question any wood touching the ground. In my area, from experience, a way too many "treated" posts don't last very long and the best of them won't last 40 years.
Seems to me, in a modern addition, the posts would be supported by concrete piers, at least.

For FHA, there are no "automatic call outs" except for MH foundations.
 

spittman le berger

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You now have two threads on the same topic with responses in both.
 

CANative

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Rule 4 even uses an exclamation point. lol

4. NO MULTIPLE POSTS. Do not post the same message in more than one forum! Select the forum most appropriate for your message and post it there ONCE.
 
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