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Ventilation of Attic and Foundation Areas
Ventilation areas include the gable side vents in the front and back of your attic space as well as vents in the crawl spaces between your foundation and your ground floor living spaces.
Both attic and foundation ventilation areas are important parts of keeping moisture at bay in your home. Without adequate ventilation in both areas, condensation can build up in the attic from heat rising to the attic during the winter and at ground level from moisture in the earth. Both areas can be a source of mold and mildew if not properly vented. Your home inspector will check to make sure that your attic has vents and that the vents are large enough. He will also make sure that the crawl spaces have proper ventilation.