ok..we are FINALLY closing on this house in 2 weeks..we have waffled back and forth but we are doing it now..BUT there is huge problem. apparently there is a bad leak under the house, and thats not the issue. the plumber told my landlady/person we are buying from that the water needs to be pumped out. her solution? she wants her husband, who has damaged so much here with his horrible attempts at home repair to take a drill or sledgehammer and smash a hole in the foundation to let it drain!!! that to me seems like the worst idea ever and i am trying to get it through to her that we will pay for someone to pump it out but now shes getting all insulted about it..how do i tell her that we will not buy the place if she does this without making it worse? my husband already had to redo the wiring because this guy put every outlet in upside down, he left live wires hanging down, and connected things that werent meant to be connected and created a huge fire hazard so i can just only imagine how this will be. i really do like this house, and the price is good and i love the neighborhood and all..but that just sounds like a bad idea.