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WOW, someone must have been badly hung over the day they put the deck on...that the current owner hasn't addressed this problem should tell you the cost will be $$$$. Water intrusion over a long period time can really mess up an interior. Does it show on any interior woodwork, cabin floor etc? Thankfully this is not a situation I have faced, but I would worry whether the deck may need to be rebedded also, be sure the yard doesn't give you just the answer you'd like to hear. By the way you should be relying on a surveyor to advise you about what repairs may be necessary and not the yard, especially if the listing broker is a homie.
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