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Kenley Law
  • Fremont, CA
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Buying a house on a slope in Castro Valley, CA

Kenley Law
  • Fremont, CA
Posted Jun 27 2022, 18:34

I'm thinking of buying a house that is built on a slope in Castro Valley. The house is really nice and would be our forever home. However, I'm concerned about the foundation as it is built on a rather steep slope, as are many of the other houses in Castro Valley. Even if there are no issues with it now, are chances high that the foundation could develop issues down the road?

Oakland, California

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Replied Jun 28 2022, 08:45

Plenty of long standing homes have been built on slopes all over the world, many that are far older than this home. It ultimately comes down to the integrity of the foundation itself and the ground it's built on. Find a local inspector that specializes in foundations, ideally one who has worked on homes in the same neighborhood.