Issues During InspectionHi All,We made a full price on a house that claimed to be in fabulous condition.Inspection found several issues - most of which are easy, permanent fixes. There are 3 items however that are very alarming. 1) The nice raised deck, is not properly secured to the house, nor is the railing properly secured to the deck. It is very loose and a safety risk. Which in and of itself would be an easy fix - however, coupled with the following issues shows the owners did not take as good of care of the house as we thought.2) The furnace has noted spillage and is 24 years old, which as the inspector said "means it has exceeded its expected life by several years". So to us, that means we are footing the bill for a $4-7k furnace after buying a new home. 3) And the most important, the basement is floating slab. One portion of the basement slab is noticeably sunken. The inspector recommended mud jacking because it is a "cheaper" option. However after researching and also talking to an engineer we learned while mud jacking is the cheaper option, it is not the best or a permanent solution. It is basically a band aid. And we also do not know the root cause of sunken slab. Say, for example, it is a poor drainage issue, there is a whole different issue that needs to be addressed. We have so many concerns about the slab and refuse to invest anymore money into this house that isn't even ours. We are close to $1000 between mortgage "good faith" fee, inspection ,radon testing, and sewer scoping. I know you can't gauge the full scenario without seeing the house, I am just looking for guidance on if these issues are really as big as they seem or if we are just over-reacting because we are unfamiliar with slab issues.September 03 2013 - US00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.