Never saw this issue before
I have a tenant abandoning a 1980’s double wide unit. Acutally it is a 12 wide with a separately titled add on unit. From the outside it has a lot of appeal. The previous owner installed a new shingle roof, new high quality siding, new skirting and and thermopane windows, covered decks at both the front and back door. It looks nice
Then you walk inside and the funk hits you. Very musty. I expected to see evidence of leaks on the ceiling or under sinks etc but no. In this case the moisture seems to be wicking up from the floor…and pretty much all around the home, not under windows. The home is completely hard surface floors, no carpet
When I mentioned the dampness to the owner, she said that she was aware of it and attributed it to her recent illnesses. She said that during the winter, the home would be so damp inside that water would bead up and run down the inside of the thermopane windows and that she dealt with it by rolling up towels to catch the water before it ran off the sills.
a floor in what should be a dry area…(a back bedroom )seems humped up with the floor nearest the marriage wall dropped.
I’ve worked with several homes with dampness issues by finding the source of the dampness, fixing it and pulling out everything that was mildewed or moldy…but (even tho nice) I am concerned about the liability as well as cost of reno
The skirting looks to be adequately ventilated and the dryer is vented to outside the skirting. The home does not sit in an area with standing water and has both central air and forced air heat.
The client wants to give the home away
How would you go about diagnosing the dampness issue and whether you think this home is a rehab potential or not
given it’s age, I doubt that once rehabbed I could get more than 8000 for the home as loan programs for older homes are hard to come by around here
previously I was offered a 1970’s home without