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Old 05-01-2018, 06:19 AM
 
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Rule 1 of buying houses: Don't buy a low, wet house.
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Old 05-01-2018, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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It could be an underground spring, maybe not a leaking water line--a high water bill helps figure that out. Could be a sewer line.

Regardless of the cause, avoid this property.
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Old 05-01-2018, 08:08 AM
 
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It's not worth it. If it sloped away to anywhere, maybe... if the house was VERY cheap. You'd end up gutting it because of raising the foundation and replacing everything and even then, it's still wet. If water went downhill to somewhere else, I'd suggest french drains around the perimeter.

We have a few people in our neighborhood who can't seem to grasp that when they cut down all the trees, get rid of the bushes, wild fruit trees, and vegetable gardens, and put in pretty lawns, that the water is STILL THERE, having no purpose. Plants use water. Weeds use water. And when there aren't any, the water just sits. They have to wait for a drought to mow at all, because the mowers sink into the mud. I told them to grow rice in their paddies. My lawn is now uniformly crab grass, after 10 years, and they marvel how great it looks, that my lawn isn't flooded, and I don't have to baby it.
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Old 05-01-2018, 09:20 AM
 
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Septic tank? Old system of tank, drywell and drainage field could be completely collapsed.
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