The white growth you see on the floor joists of this 1960’s ranch is not spray foam. Instead, it is the worst wood-destroying fungus I’ve ever seen!The lack of a proper protective vapor barrier on the ground combined with plumbing leaks and foundation water penetration caused excessive crawl space moisture leading to fungus. If you look closely, you can see areas where the joists are literally falling apart. Unfortunately, these homeowners will likely end up needing to replace their entire floor framing system. Periodic inspections from a licensed home inspector could have prevented this disaster.
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