The Top 20 Home Inspection Crawlspace Defects

Having your home’s crawlspace area professionally inspected is a very critical component of responsible home maintenance and management.

Here are the Top 20 home inspection crawlspace defects:

  • Mold, algae, or mildew growing on foundation walls
  • Moisture seeping up from the ground into the crawlspace
  • Flooding or standing water in the crawlspace
  • Condensation forming on walls, vapor barrier, and HVAC equipment
  • Insulation damaged, falling or hanging from floor joists
  • No insulation present in the crawlspace
  • Mold and mildew on seal plates, floor joists, and sub-floors
  • Warping or Cupping Hardwood Floors
  • Substandard framing or poorly supported framing
  • Failing, sinking, or settling supports
  • Posts in contact with concrete/soil
  • Water Damage or dry rot on framing and subfloor
  • Improper notching of framing
  • Aged or leaking cast iron or galvanized water delivery or drainage pipes
  • Lack of proper ventilation
  • Improper electrical wiring
  • Electrical wiring in contact with crawlspace ground
  • Wood debris and other discarded materials in the crawlspace area
  • Missing, damaged, or incomplete vapor barrier
  • Mice, pest, and other insects/rodents in crawlspace areas


With our state-of-the-art crawlspace crawler, we are able to inspect, video and photograph any crawlspace in unmatched detail. 


Contact Sentry Home Inspections, LLC today to schedule your home’s crawlspace inspection: 229 449-8482