Re: Wood floor in basement
If this wood is simply on top of dirt then it wouldn't be a stable or lasting substrate and would need to be replaced as your inspector indicated.
This raises the question of this renovation having been done with permits and inspections.
Unless this is a wood structual floor ---- which would mean there would be a crawl space underneath --- this wouldn't be an issue. Based on the age of the home I doubt this would be the case.
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