I'm trying to get clarification for insurance purposes, thanks all
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Imposable to tell from those pictures.
Need one of the back side of the foundation wall.
The outside just looks like it was painted or Parged over.
Should be able to see concrete blocks or a pored foundation from the back side.
When you say "back side" are you referring to a photo taken from inside of the crawl space at the foundation wall?
I should mention, the insurance company is cancelling because they believe property is supported by piers. Could a foundation be both a crawl space, and supported by piers? I thought they were two totally different types.
Thanks for the response
Is this house in CA by chance?
Houses are built with a full foundation on the outside and piers under the house everyday without a problem.
In an earth quake area it's a whole different thing.
I've had them cancel for some strange reasons.
Had the same company for 15 years, not one claim.
Canceled because we where due to have one.
New company comes to inspect the property and refused because we have a dog and there was a pile of concrete blocks (neatly stacked, and in a fenced in back yard and we have no children) that someone could get hurt on.
The dog is a 10 pound Pomeranian that's real friendly and does not even bark unless it wants back into the house.
Yeah, it is in earthquake territory. Underwriters are very picky sometimes, and whether they are wrong or not - the decision stands apparently.
The post/pier in the first picture looks downright scary especially in earthquake territory.
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Ask them what you would need to make it up to code.
Any structural engineer should be able to tell you.
It does look sort of crooked, doesn't it...or is it just me?
Have you tried other insurers? Sometimes some are more picky than others.